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|Illinois House of Representatives, District 97|
|January 14, 2015 - Present|
|January 10, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||University of Illinois|
|Profession||Commercial real estate broker|
Batinick earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in 1992. His professional experience includes working as a commercial real estate broker.
Batinick's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
Economic and Government Reforms
- Excerpt: "I support Term Limits for state officials. Term limits may be one of the most needed reforms in Illinois. Being a politician has become a way of life instead of a way to serve. This has not been in the best interest of the public."
- Excerpt: "I support a fair, nonpartisan formula for redistricting. Gerrymandering is responsible for some of the issues facing Illinois. Politicians draw cozy, partisan districts for themselves. This is one of the main reasons there is over a 95% re-election rate for incumbents. That seems impossible in a state run this poorly, but it’s true."
- Excerpt: "I support Pension Reform. There are three requirements for pension reform. We must keep our honest promises. We must eliminate abuses. We must create a system that is fair and sustainable. The abuses have been well documented. The politicians in Springfield should not have the ability to skip pension payments. This is partially responsible for the problem. Any pension payments should be reasonable and also required by contract. In addition, politicians should not take a pension. As stated previously, politicians are there to serve. It should not be a way of life. When elected, I will not be enrolling in the legislative pension program."
- Excerpt: "I support Campaign Finance Reform. The recently passed “reform” actually consolidated power. While fundraising limits were put on rank and file politicians, legislative leaders were unaffected. It actually consolidated power and gave Speaker Madigan MORE control. That is not reform. I support true reform."
Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Dennis Grosskopf ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Mark Batinick defeated Richard E. Chapman and Amanda Mancke in the Republican primary. Moira K. Dunn (D) replaced Grosskopf after the primary election. Batinick then defeated Dunn in the general election.
|Illinois House of Representatives District 97, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Moira K. Dunn||43.1%||13,928|
|Independent||Russ "Odin" Harrison (write-in)||0%||13|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 97 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Richard E. Chapman||24.4%||2,042|
In 2014, Batinick's endorsements included the following:
- The Stand For Children Illinois PAC
Batnick and his wife have five children. They reside in Plainfield, Il.
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- Illinois House of Representatives
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- Profile from the Illinois House of Representatives
- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Mark Batinick
- Official campaign website, "About," accessed February 19, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Issues," accessed February 19, 2014
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Illinois Board of Elections, "General Primary Election Official Canvass," April 18, 2014
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- The Chicago Tribune, "Results List (Unofficial)," accessed November 5, 2014
- illinoisreview.typepad.com, "Stand for Children announces its 2014 Illinois primary endorsements," accessed February 19, 2014
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