Marlow H. Colvin
|Marlow H. Colvin|
|Illinois House of Representatives District 33|
|Majority Conference Chair, Illinois State House|
|Per diem||$132/per session day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||Chicago State University|
|Birthday||March 28, 1964|
|Place of birth||Chicago, IL|
|Profession||Administrator, Office of the Cook County Assessor|
He resigned in order to take a position as a lobbyist for ComEd.
Colvin is the Past Chair of the Young Democrats of America and Young Democrats of Illinois.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Colvin served on the following committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Colvin served on the following committees:
- Appropriations-Public Safety
- Consumer Protection (Chair)
- Elementary & Secondary Education
- Personnel & Pensions (Vice Chair)
- Subcommittee on School Transportation
Colvin is running for re-election to the 33rd District seat in the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. He was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20, 2012, and would have been unopposed in the November 6 general election as well. However, he chose to resign his seat in late March.
Colvin won re-election to the 33rd 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.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 33 (2010)|
|Marlow H. Colvin (D)||25,924||100.0%|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 33 (2008)|
|Marlow H. Colvin (D)||35,610|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 33 (2006)|
|Marlow H. Colvin (D)||27,897|
|Nathan Peoples (R)||1,685|
In 2010, Colvin collected $131,825 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:
|Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Marlow H. Colvin's campaign in 2010|
|AFSCME Illinois Council 31||$6,000|
|Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association||$4,500|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||$4,250|
|Total Raised in 2010||$131,825|
In 2008, Colvin collected $277,119 in donations.
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
|Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois||$12,500|
|American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois||$5,500|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||$5,000|
|Illinois Education Association||$5,000|
|Chicago Teachers Union||$4,500|
|Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association||$4,000|
|Central Illinois Public Service Co.||$3,500|
|Illinois Home Builders Association||$3,500|
|Cottonwood Financial LTD||$3,500|
|Code Engineering Services Inc.||$3,000|
|Illinois Bankers Association||$3,000|
|American Insurance Association||$3,000|
|AFSCME Illinois Council 31||$2,650|
Illinois Opportunity Project
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."
Colvin received a score of 0.00 out of 100 in 2012 according to the IOP’s grading scale. He did not receive a letter grade because he was not present at enough votes.
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Resigns to become a lobbyist
Colvin announced in late March 2012 that he was resigning his seat in the Illinois House of Representatives in order to take a position as vice president of legislative and external affairs for ComEd. When questioned about the decision, Colvin stated, “I have represented my district with honor and integrity for 11 years. I don’t know how anyone could say I’ve sold out.”
As chief lobbyist for ComEd, one of Colvin's jobs in 2012 is to urge House members to vote against a bill requiring ratepayers to finance the Taylorville "clean coal" plant. However, while a member of the chamber in 2010, Colvin co-sponsored and consistently supported the bill in question.
Tenaska Inc., the company seeking to build the plant, said “Mr. Colvin will help us educate lawmakers, consumers, business owners and municipal leaders about the difference between the legislation he co-sponsored in 2010 and the current bill and how it would negatively impact Illinois."
- Illinois General Assembly - Representative Marlow H. Colvin (D) 58th District
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Illinois House Democrats - Marlow Colvin
- SouthTown Star, "Kadner: Colvin leaving House for VP job with ComEd," March 27, 2012
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Colvin
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed May 14, 2014
- Illinois Elections Division, "Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results," November 2, 2010
- Illinois Elections Division, "Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2008," November 4, 2008
- Illinois Elections Division, "Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2006," November 4, 2006
- Follow the money - Illinois House 2010 donors
- Colvin Campaign Donors
- Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- Illinois Opportunity Project, "Legislative Vote Card home page," accessed February 21, 2013
- Crain's Chicago Business, "ComEd lobbyist Colvin's new charge: Kill bill he sponsored," April 18, 2012
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