|Illinois House of Representatives, District 97|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|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 highlights 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, non-partisan 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 will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will take place 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. Grosskopf and Batinick will face off in the general election.
In 2014, Batinick's endorsements include the following:
- The Stand For Children Illinois PAC
Batnick and his wife have five children. They reside in Plainfield, Il.
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- 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
- Chicago Tribune, "Unofficial primary election results," accessed March 18, 2014
- illinoisreview.typepad.com, "Stand for Children announces its 2014 Illinois primary endorsements," accessed February 19, 2014
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