Annazette Collins

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Annazette Collins
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Illinois State Senate District 5
Former member
In office
March 16, 2011 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
AppointedMarch 16, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois House of Representatives
1999 - March 2011
Education
Bachelor'sNorthern Illinois University (1983)
Master'sChicago State University (1985)
Personal
BirthdayApril 28, 1962
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ProfessionCoordinator, Chicago Board of Education
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Annazette Collins (b. April 28, 1962) is a former Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 5 from March 2011 to 2013. She was appointed to fill the remaining unexpired term of Rickey Hendon.[1] Collins previously served in the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 10th District from 1999 to 2011.

Collins works as a Coordinator with the Chicago Board of Education. She has previously been an Administrator with the Department of Children and Family Services from 1990-1999, Social Worker with Cook County Social Services from 1987-1990, as a corrections officer, probation officer, and school board administrator.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Collins served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Collins served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Collins ran for election to the Senate in District 5. Collins lost to Patricia Van Pelt Watkins in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[3] The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Illinois State Senate, District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Van Pelt Watkins 53.5% 10,081
Annazette R. Collins Incumbent 46.5% 8,761
Total Votes 18,842

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Collins won re-election to the 10th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. She defeated Jonathan Goldman (2,356 votes), Joseph Sneed (1,253 votes), Eddie Winters(1,191 votes), Keith Muhammad (1,087 votes), and Mable Taylor (578 votes) in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 10 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Annazette Collins (D) 19,427 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Annazette Collins won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 10. She ran unopposed receiving 33,577 votes.[7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 10 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Annazette Collins (D) 33,577

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat Annazette Collins won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 10. She ran unopposed receiving 19,662 votes.[8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 10 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Arthur Turner (D) 19,662

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Collins collected $110,852 in donations.[9]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Comed $11,500
Illinois Federation of Teachers $6,000
AT&T $6,000
Illinois Energy Association $4,500
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $4,250
Operating Engineers Local 150 $3,750
Ameren $3,500
Nicor Gas $3,000
Chicago Teachers Union $3,000
Citizens for Lou Lang $2,850
Jones & Associates $2,700
MidAmerican Energy $2,500
Comcast $2,000
Illinois Healthcare Association $2,000
Midwest Energy $2,000
Verizon $2,000
Illinois Laborers $1,800
Illinois Merchants Association $1,750
Dynergy Inc. $1,500
Ray Gregory $1,500

Scorecards

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."[10][11]

2012

Collins received a score of 0.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the lowest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[11]

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Personal

Collins and her husband, Keith, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 10
1999–March 2011
Succeeded by
Derrick Smith (D)
Preceded by
Rickey Hendon (D)
Illinois Senate District 5
March 2011-2013
Succeeded by
Patricia Van Pelt Watkins (D)