Sandra Stoppa

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Sandra Stoppa
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Candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives District 19
PartyDemocratic
Personal
Place of birthChicago, IL
Websites
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Sandra Stoppa was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 19 of the Illinois House of Representatives.

Biography

Stoppa earned a degree in criminal justice and became a Chicago police officer, a position in which she worked for 14 years.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Stoppa's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Pensions
Excerpt: "The new attack on the working family comes in the name of "Pension Reform." One of the many reasons our pension system is falling apart is because of abuse by politicians."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "It's been said repeatedly and I will say it again here. The state of Illinois does not have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem."
  • Casinos
Excerpt: "I also support a Casino for the City of Chicago."
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIFs)
Excerpt: "This is a program that needs to be addressed. Each year, Chicago pours approximately $500 million property dollars into numerous TIF accounts around the city. This is property tax money that is diverted away from our schools and parks; money that could be used to hire more police officers and firemen."
  • Term Limits
Excerpt: "It is common knowledge that the President of the United States is limited to two elected terms in office. Unfortunately, the rest of our elected officials have no such limit. As evidenced by the rampant history of political corruption in this city and state, politicians who are in office too long often forget that they are here to serve those who elected them."
  • A Woman's Right to Choose
Excerpt: "I believe that every woman- regardless of income, age or marital status- has a fundamental right to decide when and whether to have a child."
  • Education
Excerpt: "The State of Illinois needs to focus on cutting wasteful spending to ensure that we have adequate resources available to protect educational funding."

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stoppa ran in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 19. Stoppa was defeated by Robert F. Martwick, Jr. in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[2][3]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 19 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert F. Martwick, Jr. 57.8% 4,810
Sandra Stoppa 42.2% 3,512
Total Votes 8,322

Personal

Stoppa is married and has four children.

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