|Illinois House of Representatives District 59|
|September 12, 2009-Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Appointed||September 12, 2009|
|Bachelor's||Indiana University, 1983|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Recent news
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Sente earned her B.S. in Business from Indiana University in 1983. Her professional experience includes working as the Vice President of the Vernon Hills Park District from 2006 to 2009, Owner and President of SRBL Architects from 2003 to 2011 and V.P. of FGM Architects, Oak Brook.
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 website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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."
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 Carol Sente ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Leslie Munger ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Sente and Munger will face off in the general election.
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|
|Republican||Sidney Mathias Incumbent||43.8%||17,171|
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%|
Comprehensive donor information for Sente is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Sente raised a total of $1,551,544 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 22, 2013.
|Carol Sente's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Illinois State House, District 59||$938,255|
|2010||Illinois State House, District 59||$613,289|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,551,544|
2012Sente won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sente raised a total of $938,255.
|Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Carol Sente's campaign in 2012|
|Illinois Democratic Party||$384,932|
|Democratic Party of Illinois||$134,172|
|Friends of Michael J Madigan||$94,575|
|Stand for Children||$49,000|
|Downstate Democratic Caucus||$15,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$938,255|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Sente won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Sente raised a total of $613,289.
|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 J Madigan||$83,814|
|Illinois Healthcare Association||$34,553|
|Construction & General Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity||$11,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$613,289|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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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- Illinois House of Representatives
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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
- Profile from Open States
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Official campaign website, "About Carol Sente," accessed March 3, 2014
- Carol Sente, "Blueprint," accessed October 21, 2012
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Illinois Board of Elections, "General Primary Election Official Canvass," April 18, 2014
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed May 14, 2014
- 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 Elections Division, "Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results," November 2, 2010
- followthemoney.org, "Sente, Carol," accessed July 22, 2013
- Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- Illinois Opportunity Project, "Legislative Vote Card home page," accessed February 21, 2013
Kathleen A. Ryg (D)
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