|Illinois House of Representatives District 59|
|September 12, 2009-Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Appointed||September 12, 2009|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sente served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education|
|• Business Growth & Incentives, Chair|
|• Environment, Vice-chair|
|• Personnel & Pensions|
|• State Government Administration|
|• Veterans' Affairs|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sente served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Environmental Health|
|• Higher Education, Vice-chair|
|• State Government Administration|
|• Veterans' Affairs|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sente served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Appropriations-Human Services|
|• Cities & Villages|
|• Disability Services|
|• Renewable Energy|
Sente's campaign website lists the following issues:
- Fresh ideas for changing Springfield’s old business as usual
- Excerpt: "As a new State Representative, I have not been in Springfield long, but I am already working to change 'business as usual.'"
- Fighting Corruption
- Excerpt: "I want to transform the politics of the past by passing a new law imposing mandatory jail time for serious government ethics violations and stripping public pensions from officials who commit crimes in office."
- Restoring Fiscal Accountability
- Excerpt: "As a former small business owner, I believe the state needs to account for every dime it spends and am fighting to require the state to budget for outcomes and eliminate wasteful spending."
- Planning for the Future
- Excerpt: "I am also using my experience as the former owner of an architectural firm specializing in environmentally friendly design to push for the development of green technologies, including renewable energy and advanced manufacturing, that will create jobs and lessen our dependence on foreign oil."
- Creating Jobs
- Excerpt: "As a business woman, I feel it is unacceptable for corporations to take tax breaks and move jobs out of Illinois to foreign countries. I will fight for a law that requires businesses that move jobs out of state to refund the tax breaks they received and I support rewarding businesses that create and retain good-paying jobs."
Sente won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 59. Sente was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated District 53 incumbent Sidney Mathias (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Carol Sente Incumbent||56.2%||22,060|
Sente won re-election to the 59th District seat against Republican Dan Sugrue. She defeated Elliott Hartstein in the Democratic primary on February 2nd by a margin of 4,119 to 1,925. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.  
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 59 (2010)|
|Carol Sente (D)||16,459||52.97%|
|Dan Sugrue (R)||14,614||47.03%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Sente collected $613,289 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:
|Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Carol Sente's campaign in 2010|
|Illinois Democratic Party||$267,268|
|Friends Of Michael Madigan||$52,586|
|Illinois Health Care Association||$34,553|
|Friends Of Michael J Madigan||$31,227|
|Total Raised in 2010||$613,289|
Illinois Opportunity Project
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."
Sente received a score of 75.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B- according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 12th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.
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- Pension reformers: Take a bow - Chicago Tribune
- Plan pushed to shift teacher pension costs to local districts - The State Journal-Register
- Illinois House showdown on pensions possible today - Chicago Daily Herald
- Stevenson students push larger primary voting pool - Lincolnshire Review
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- Official campaign website
- Illinois General Assembly - Representative Carol Sente
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Facebook page
- Campaign LinkedIn page
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Sente
- ↑ Carol Sente, "Blueprint," accessed October 21, 2012
- ↑ 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
- ↑ Chicago Sun-Times, "2010 Election Results"
- ↑ Lake County News Sun "59th House District - Five in primary run for Ryg’s seat," January 14, 2010
- ↑ Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the money - Illinois House 2010 donors
- ↑ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013
Kathleen A. Ryg (D)
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