Tom Demmer

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Tom Demmer
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Illinois House of Representatives District 90
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Dayton
ProfessionGovernment & Public Relations Coordinator, KSB Hospital
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Personal website
Campaign website
Tom Demmer is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 90. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Demmer earned his Bachelor's in Communications from the University of Dayton. His professional experience includes working as an Intern at the White House in the Office of the Vice President and as Director of Strategic Planning for KSB Hospital.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Demmer served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture & Conservation
Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education
Appropriations-Human Services
Elementary & Secondary Education Charter School Policy
Health & Healthcare Disparities
Higher Education
Human Services
Youth & Young Adults


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


Campaign themes


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

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Putting the people of Illinois back to work has to be our #1 priority. A state unemployment rate near 10% means that thousands of families across Illinois are feeling the stress and bearing the burden of joblessness."
  • Resources
Excerpt: "We can take action by investing in local infrastructure, by promoting cooperation between neighboring cities and towns, and by identifying the strengths in our community and building upon them."
  • Responsibilities
Excerpt: "Our state economy is struggling and much of the blame falls on the mismanagement of government over the past several years."
  • Rights
Excerpt: "It’s the responsibility of elected officials to protect the rights and freedoms granted to citizens by the Constitution. Our most important and sacred right is the right to life."



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. Incumbent Tom Demmer ran unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]


See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Demmer won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 90. Demmer defeated Li Arellano, Jr., Chet Olsen and Daniel Sidmore in the March 20 Republican primary and defeated Thomas Boken, Jr. (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 90, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Demmer 62.1% 27,442
     Democratic Thomas Boken, Jr. 37.9% 16,724
Total Votes 44,166
Illinois House of Representatives, District 90 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Demmer 34.3% 5,069
Li Arellano, Jr. 31.9% 4,718
Chet Olsen 26.1% 3,860
Daniel Sidmore 7.7% 1,142
Total Votes 14,789

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Demmer is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Demmer raised a total of $55,675 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[8]

Tom Demmer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 90 Won $55,675
Grand Total Raised $55,675


Demmer won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Demmer raised a total of $55,675.


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Illinois

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In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "impacted the social work profession and their clients."


In 2013, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 31.[10]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry L. Mitchell (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 90
Succeeded by