Marlow H. Colvin

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Marlow H. Colvin
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Illinois House of Representatives District 33
Former officeholder
In office
2001-March 2012
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Conference Chair, Illinois State House
2010-2012
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/per session day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2000
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sChicago State University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 28, 1964
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionAdministrator, Office of the Cook County Assessor
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Marlow H. Colvin (b. March 28, 1964) was a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 33rd District from 2001 to March 2012.

He resigned in order to take a position as a lobbyist for ComEd.[1]

Colvin is an Administrator in the Office of the Cook County Assessor. He received his B.S. in Political Science from Chicago State University.

Colvin is the Past Chair of the Young Democrats of America and Young Democrats of Illinois.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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


Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[3][4] However, he chose to resign his seat in late March.[1]

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 33 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Marlow H. Colvin (D) 25,924 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Marlow Colvin won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 33. He ran unopposed receiving 35,610 votes.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 33 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Marlow H. Colvin (D) 35,610

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat Marlow Colvin won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 33 receiving 27,897 votes ahead of Republican Nathan Peoples who received 1,685 votes.[7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 33 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Marlow H. Colvin (D) 27,897
Nathan Peoples (R) 1,685

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Colvin collected $131,825 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[8]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Marlow H. Colvin's campaign in 2010
Comed$7,500
AFSCME Illinois Council 31$6,000
Illinois Laborers$4,500
Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association$4,500
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association$4,250
Total Raised in 2010 $131,825

2008

In 2008, Colvin collected $277,119 in donations.[9]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $12,500
Comed $12,000
American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois $5,500
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $5,000
AT&T $5,000
Illinois Education Association $5,000
Chicago Teachers Union $4,500
Illinois Laborers $4,000
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
Lance Tyson $3,000
Tom Lanctot $3,000
Altria $2,750
Walgreens $2,700
AFSCME Illinois Council 31 $2,650

Scorecards

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."[10][11]

2012

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.[11]

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Controversies

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.”[1]

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.[12]

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."[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 33
2001–2012
Succeeded by
Marcus Evans