Tom Cross

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Tom Cross
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Current candidacy
Running for Illinois Treasurer
Date of primaryMarch 18, 2014
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Illinois House of Representatives District 97
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Leader, Illinois State House
2002-August 2013
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sIllinois Wesleyan University, 1980
J.D.Cumberland Law School, 1983
Personal
BirthdayJuly 31, 1958
Place of birthNashville, TN
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionUnited Methodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tom Cross (b. July 31, 1958) is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 97. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

On Sept. 18, 2013, Cross announced his candidacy for 2014 election to the office of Illinois Treasurer.[1] He won the Republican nomination in the primary on March 18, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Cross served as House Republican Leader from 2002 to August 2013.[2]

Cross' professional experience includes working as a Prosecutor with the Kendall County State's Attorney's Office and an Attorney with Mahoney, Silverman, and Cross.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cross served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cross served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Tom Cross endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois down ballot state executive elections, 2014

On Sept. 18, 2013, Cross announced his candidacy for 2014 election to the office of Illinois Treasurer.[4] He won the Republican nomination in the primary on March 18, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Illinois Treasurer, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Cross 57.3% 395,821
Bob Grogan 42.7% 294,504
Total Votes 690,325
Election Results Via:The Associated Press. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cross won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 97. Cross was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 97, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Cross Incumbent 100% 37,494
Total Votes 37,494


2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cross won re-election to the 84th District seat against Democrat Dennis Grosskopf. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 84 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Cross (R) 34,966 68.22%
Dennis Grosskopf (D) 16,291 31.78%


2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Tom Cross won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 84 receiving 45,491 votes, ahead of Democrat Dennis Grosskopf who received 30,610 votes.[9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 84 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Cross (R) 45,491
Dennis Grosskopf (D) 30,610

2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Tom Cross won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 84. He ran unopposed receiving 34,760 votes.[10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 84 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Cross (R) 34,760

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cross is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Cross raised a total of $16,125,506 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[11]

Tom Cross's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 97 Won $2,694,678
2010 Illinois State House, District 84 Won $3,743,578
2008 Illinois State House, District 84 Won $2,987,560
2006 Illinois State House, District 84 Won $3,099,736
2004 Illinois State House, District 84 Won $2,508,784
2002 Illinois State House, District 84 Won $549,847
2000 Illinois State House, District 84 Won $186,476
1998 Illinois State House, District 84 Won $148,544
1996 Illinois State House, District 84 Won $206,303
Grand Total Raised $16,125,506

2012

Cross won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cross raised a total of $2,694,678.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Cross's campaign in 2012
Illinois State Medical Society$75,000
Stand for Children$75,000
Illinois Hospital Association$62,500
Citizens for Leitch$51,500
Chicago Land Operators Joint Labor Management$50,000
Total Raised in 2012$2,694,678
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Cross won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Cross raised a total of $3,743,578.

2008

Cross won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Cross raised a total of $2,987,560.

2006

Cross won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Cross raised a total of $3,099,736.

2004

Cross won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Cross raised a total of $2,508,784.

2002

Cross won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Cross raised a total of $549,847.

2000

Cross won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Cross raised a total of $186,476.

1998

Cross won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Cross raised a total of $148,544.

1996

Cross won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Cross raised a total of $206,303.

Scorecards

See also: Illinois Interest Group Rankings from Project Vote Smart

Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."[12][13]

2012

Cross received a score of 87.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of A- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 3rd highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[13]

Personal

Cross is a member of the Kendall County Foundation, Kendall County Mental Health Board, Oswego Optimist Club, Rush Copley Medical Center Board, Shorewood Chamber of Commerce, and Young Men's Christian Association Board.[14]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Watson (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 97
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 84
1993–2013
Succeeded by
Stephanie Kifowit (D)