Steven A. Andersson

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Steven Andersson
Illinois House of Representatives, District 65
In office
January 14, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNorthern Illinois University
J.D.Northern Illinois University
ProfessionSmall business owner; Lawyer
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Steven Andersson is the Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 65. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Andersson earned his bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University in 1986 and his J.D. from Northern Illinois University in 1992. His professional experience includes owning his own businesses and being a partner in the law firms of Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi & Andersson, P.C. and the Elder law Center, P.C.[1]


Campaign themes


Andersson's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Tax Increase

  • Excerpt: "​​The General Assembly voted to raise personal and corporate income tax rates in 2011. That hike will roll back in January 2015 unless lawmakers vote to keep it in place. I oppose attempts to allow this temporary tax hike to remain in place."

Progressive tax

  • Excerpt: "I strongly oppose a graduated income tax for Illinois As noted in a recent editorial in the Daily Herald, the progressive tax is not aimed at making the tax system more fair, but simply to raise more revenues rather than make required cuts."


  • Excerpt: "​I would propose that until the budget is balanced and there are available funds for programs, no new program should be instituted or created, or if such a program is created, a commensurate reduction of another program must be made."

Zero Based Budgeting

  • Excerpt: "I would also propose that we engage in a zero base budgeting process. Each department and agency should be required to challenge assumptions and look for ways to consolidate programs and staff. We could commission an independent, forensic audit so we can correctly assess current spending and find ways to eliminate waste. We should also have a 5 year outlook to assess future spending."

10% Cut

  • Excerpt: "I would propose that for all programs, except education and capital infrastructure improvements, that a 10% cut to the budget be made. As the Treasurer of the Geneva Library Board I advocated for and passed a significant reduction in the library budget last year. This forced the library and its departments to find areas to economize and find new efficiencies. This effort was successful without a reduction in staffing or the quality of service."



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. Steven A. Andersson defeated Debbie Miller and Daniel J. Ugaste in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]



In 2014, Andersson's endorsements included the following:[6][7]

  • The Illinois Observer
  • Daily Herald


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Political offices
Preceded by
Tim Schmitz (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 65
2015 – Present
Succeeded by