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Sam Yingling
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Illinois House of Representatives District 62
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Avon Township Supervisor
High schoolCarmel Catholic High School
Bachelor'sDePaul University
Place of birthLake County, Illinois
ProfessionLicensed real estate broker
Office website
Campaign website
Sam Yingling is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 62. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Yingling earned his B.S. in Public Policy and Urban Planning from DePaul University. His professional experience includes working as a realtor.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-General Service
Economic Development
State Government Administration
Tollway Oversight
Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges


Campaign themes


Yingling told the Grayslake Patch that he seeks state-level property tax reform, the reestablishment of the idea that elected officials are to serve the public, and "economic development."[1]



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Incumbent Sam Yingling ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Rod Drobinski ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Yingling then defeated Drobinski in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Illinois House of Representatives District 62, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam Yingling Incumbent 52.1% 13,910
     Republican Rod Drobinski 47.9% 12,789
Total Votes 26,699


See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Yingling won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 62. Yingling was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated incumbent Sandy Cole (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 62, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam Yingling 55.3% 20,994
     Republican Sandy Cole Incumbent 44.7% 16,978
Total Votes 37,972

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Yingling is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Yingling raised a total of $282,403 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 22, 2013.[9]

Sam Yingling's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 62 Won $282,403
Grand Total Raised $282,403


Yingling won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Yingling raised a total of $282,403.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sam Yingling's campaign in 2012
Illinois Democratic Party$89,403
Service Employees Illinois Council$16,443
Lake County Federation of Teachers Local 504$12,500
Cmte for Frank Mautino$7,500
Total Raised in 2012$282,403
Source:Follow the Money



In 2012, Yingling's endorsements included the following[10]

  • The Chicago Tribune


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In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "impacted the social work profession and their clients."


In 2013, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 31.[12]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

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Preceded by
Sandy Cole (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 62
Succeeded by