|Illinois House of Representatives District 96|
|2013 - Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Illinois State University|
|Master's||Eastern Illinois University|
Scherer earned her B.S. from Illinois State University and her M.S from Eastern Illinois University. Her professional experience includes working as a teacher.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Scherer served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture & Conservation|
|• Economic Development|
|• Higher Education|
|• Small Business Empowerment & Workforce Development|
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 Sue Scherer defeated Gina Lathan in the Democratic primary, while Michael B. Bell defeated Landon Laubhan in the Republican primary. Scherer will face Bell in the general election.
Scherer won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 96. Scherer defeated Sam Cahnman and Winston Taylor in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated Dennis Ross Shackelford (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 96, General Election, 2012|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 96 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Scherer is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Scherer raised a total of $737,126 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.
|Sue Scherer's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Illinois State House, District 96||$737,126|
|Grand Total Raised||$737,126|
2012Scherer won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Scherer raised a total of $737,126.
|Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sue Scherer's campaign in 2012|
|Illinois Democratic Party||$242,521|
|Democratic Party of Illinois||$116,997|
|Illinois Education Association||$70,000|
|Friends of Michael J Madigan||$37,961|
|Total Raised in 2012||$737,126|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2012, Scherer's endorsements included the following:
- Dick Durbin - US Senator
- Doris Turner - Springfield Ward 3 Alderman
- Jehan Gordon - IL House of Representatives
- Illinois Education Association (IEA)
- Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT)
Scherer and her husband, Brad, have four children.
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- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Facebook page
- Profile from Open States
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Sue Scherer's Biography," accessed February 19, 2014
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Chicago Tribune, "Unofficial primary election results," accessed March 18, 2014
- Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "Scherer, Sue," accessed July 24, 2013
- Sue Scherer, "Endorsements," accessed October 25, 2012
Darlene Senger (R)
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