Luis Arroyo

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Luis Arroyo
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Illinois House of Representatives District 3
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Appointed2006
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolTuley High School
Personal
BirthdayJune 13, 1954
Place of birthCorozal, Puerto Rico
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Luis Arroyo (b. June 13, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 3. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Arroyo's professional experience includes owning Arroyo's Restaurant.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Arroyo's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Doing The Right Thing

  • Excerpt: "At a time when many working families are forced to make sacrifices, it is only fair that elected officials do the same. Because it is the right thing to do, I voted to cut my own salary. Now lawmakers work 12 days without pay."

Promoting Road Safety

  • Excerpt: "Illinois has made good progress in reducing driving related fatalities, particularly when it comes to preventing injuries and deaths that result from distracted driving. As your Representative, I co-sponsored two new laws to ban texting and emailing while driving a car and prohibit dialing or using a cell phone, unless in voice activated mode, while driving in a school or construction zone."

Bringing a Casino to Chicago

  • Excerpt: "To help Illinois pay its backlog of unpaid bills to medical providers, I co-sponsored legislation to build a casino in Chicago, which is expected to generate $1.5 billion a year. I further requested a provision in the bill that would provide an additional $2 million per year for the next three years to be used for home foreclosure prevention and home loan modification programs."

Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs

  • Excerpt: "Too many children are experimenting with prescription and over-the-counter drugs found in home medicine cabinets. I passed a bill to have secure containers in police stations for safe disposal and to keep our water systems safe."

Preserving Vital Programs

  • Excerpt: "One of my most important responsibilities as a public official is to protect Illinois’ senior citizens. This year, I fought to restore $50 million to the Illinois Cares Rx program to help seniors with the high costs of prescription drugs and $24 million to the Circuit Breaker program (we also help to fill out Circuit Breaker forms in my office) which provides seniors with needed property tax relief."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Arroyo served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-Public Safety, Chair
Executive
Housing
Labor & Commerce
Public Utilities
Tollway Oversight

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Arroyo served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Arroyo served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Luis Arroyo was set to face Enid Martinez-Gonzalez in the Democratic primary, but Martinez-Gonzalez was removed from the ballot on January 7, 2014, leaving Arroyo unopposed. Arroyo is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Arroyo won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 3. He was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20, 2012, and was unopposed in the November 6 general election as well.[6][7][8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLuis Arroyo Incumbent 100% 19,636
Total Votes 19,636

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Arroyo won for re-election to the 3rd District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 3 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Luis Arroyo (D) 9,363 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Luis Arroyo won the election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 3. He ran unopposed receiving 16,881 votes.[10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 3 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Luis Arroyo (D) 16,881

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Arroyo is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Arroyo raised a total of $660,386 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[11]

Luis Arroyo's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 3 Won $257,443
2010 Illinois State House, District 3 Won $223,310
2008 Illinois State House, District 3 Won $179,633
Grand Total Raised $660,386

2012

Arroyo won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Arroyo raised a total of $257,443.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Luis Arroyo's campaign in 2012
Gsg Consultants Inc$12,500
All Masonry$10,000
Omega & Associates$8,500
Civcon Services$8,125
R&G Engineering Llc$7,500
Total Raised in 2012$257,443
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Arroyo won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Arroyo raised a total of $223,310.

2008

Arroyo won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Arroyo raised a total of $179,633.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "impacted the social work profession and their clients."

2013

In 2013, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 31.[13]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."[14][15]

2012

Arroyo received a score of 42.86 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 77th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[15]

Personal

Arroyo and his wife, Maribel, have three children. He is a member of the International Union of Bricklayers, Allied Craftworkers, and Young Men's Christian Association, and is a Poetas Baseball League Sponsor.[1]

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Illinois House of Representatives District 3
2006–present
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