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Michael W. Tryon

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Michael W. Tryon
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Illinois House of Representatives District 66
Incumbent
In office
2005-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader. Illinois House of Representatives
2013-Present
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sIndiana State University, 1978
Personal
BirthdayJuly 30, 1955
Place of birthTerra Haute, IN
ProfessionEnvironmental Consultant
ReligionCongregationalist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael W. Tryon (b. July 30, 1955) is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 66. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. Tryon has served as Assistant Minority Leader since 2013.

Biography

Tryon earned his B.S. in Environmental Health Science from Indiana State University in 1978. His professional experience includes working as an environmental consultant.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Business Growth & Incentives
Energy
Environment
Executive
Mass Transit

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Tax hike bill, 2011

In 2011, statehouse Democratic leaders made an agreement on a 75 percent income tax increase, but they did not have the votes to pass it. At the time of the agreement, the Illinois budget was facing a $15 billion deficit.

Rep. Frank J. Mautino said hundreds of millions of dollars in new money for schools is as much of a problem as the 75 percent income tax increase.

"The main concern is that there can't be any new spending," said Mautino. "All of our members know that the structural deficit here is equal to a two percent income tax [hike]."

The plan would raise the personal income tax 2.25 percentage points, or 75 percent. The money would be earmarked for schools and social services. The tax package includes property tax relief that would result in $325 checks being mailed to home owners and a corporate income tax hike.

Democratic leaders said the jump would mirror the personal income tax and that businesses would see their tax rate go to 8.4 percent. However, Republicans said those calculations do not include the personal property replacement tax that businesses pay. State Rep. Tryon said once you add those taxes into the mix, Illinois businesses will be paying over 10 percent to the state.

"I think to put a 10.9 percent increase on the income tax on businesses really puts us at a disadvantage in comparison to where we need to with Indiana, and Missouri, and Wisconsin," said Tryon.[2]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Michael W. Tryon endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Michael W. Tryon ran unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[4][5][6]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tryon won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 66. Tryon was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 66, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael W. Tryon Incumbent 100% 32,815
Total Votes 32,815

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tryon won re-election to the 64th District seat against Democrat Robert Kaempfe. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 64 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael W. Tryon (R) 26,263 68.70%
Robert Kaempfe (D) 11,950 31.26%
David Phoenix (Write-In) 14 0.04%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Michael Tryon won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 64 receiving 34,348 votes, ahead of Democrat Robert Kaempfe who received 21,707 votes.[11]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 64 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael W. Tryon (R) 34,348
Robert Kaempfe (D) 21,707

2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Michael Tryon won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 64. He ran unopposed receiving 26,504 votes.[12]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 64 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Tryon (R) 26,504

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tryon is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Tryon raised a total of $612,050 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[13]

Michael W. Tryon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 64 Won $132,048
2010 Illinois State House, District 64 Won $143,059
2008 Illinois State House, District 64 Won $129,370
2006 Illinois State House, District 64 Won $95,505
2004 Illinois State House, District 64 Won $112,068
Grand Total Raised $612,050

2012

Tryon won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tryon raised a total of $132,048.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael W. Tryon's campaign in 2012
Ameren$6,000
Chicago Land Operators Joint Labor Management$5,000
Abbott Laboratories$4,000
At&T$3,500
Comcast$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$132,048
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Tryon won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Tryon raised a total of $143,059.

2008

Tryon won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Tryon raised a total of $129,370.

2006

Tryon won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Tryon raised a total of $95,505.

2004

Tryon won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Tryon raised a total of $112,068.

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."[14][15]

2012

Tryon received a score of 87.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of A- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 3rd highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[15]

Personal

Tryon and his wife, Cathy, have three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Harris (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 66
2013 – present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 64
2005 – 2013
Succeeded by
Barbara Wheeler (R)