Stefanie Linares

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Stefanie Linares
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Former candidate for
Illinois State Senate, District 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana
J.D.John Marshall Law School
Stefanie Linares was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 6 of the Illinois State Senate.


Linares practices law in Chicago. She is a board member of the Independent Attorneys of Illinois Association and a board member for the Chicago Family Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Police. Linares also tutors with the Tutoring Chicago Program.[1]


Campaign themes


Linares's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Unemployment
Excerpt: "According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state's unemployment rate is 9.2% - 1.9 percentage points above the national average of 7.3%. Nearly 1 million are unemployed or underemployed."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "In 2011, Illinois passed a record tax hike that raised personal income tax by 67% and corporate income taxes by 47%. Illinois' unpaid bills totaled $8.5 billion in 2011. Since the tax hike, Illinois gained $25.7 billion in new revenue. Now, three years after the tax hike, our unpaid bills total $9 billion."
  • Medicaid
Excerpt: "More than 200,000 Illinois Medicaid enrollees were found to be ineligible for the program - that's nearly 51 percent of people who are receiving Medicaid benefits."



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate 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 John J. Cullerton ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Stefanie Linares ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Cullerton then defeated Linares in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Illinois State Senate District 6, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn J. Cullerton Incumbent 66.3% 39,851
     Republican Stefanie Linares 33.7% 20,291
Total Votes 60,142


Linares lives in Old Town on the Near North Side of Chicago with her fiance, Ian.[1]

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