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Constance A. Howard

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Constance A. Howard
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Illinois House of Representatives District 34
Former member
In office
1995-2012
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sChicago State University
Master'sChicago State University
Personal
BirthdayDecember 14, 1942
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionOwner, Network Marketing Business
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Constance A. Howard (b. December 14, 1942) was a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 34 from 1995 to 2012.

Howard is the owner of a network marketing business.

She is a member of Black Elected Officials of Illinois, Black Women's Network, Chicago Urban League, Cook County Democratic Women, Democratic State Central Committee, Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, Independent Voters of Illinois/Independent Precinct Organization, and the National Political Congress of Black Women.[1]

Howard resigned in the face of federal investigations into an AIDS-awareness nonprofit that she founded.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Howard did not seek re-election in 2012.[3]

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Howard won re-election to the 34th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 34 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Constance Howard (D) 25,719 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Constance A. Howard won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 34. She ran unopposed receiving 37,453 votes.[5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 34 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Constance A. Howard (D) 37,453

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat Constance A. Howard won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 34 receiving 26,810 votes ahead of Republican Philman Williams II who received 1,953 votes.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 34 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Constance A. Howard (D) 26,810
Philman Williams II (R) 1,953

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Howard collected $96,690 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[7]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Constance A. Howard's campaign in 2010
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association$2,250
Illinois Laborers$2,000
Walgreens$2,000
Comcast$2,000
Illinois Coin Machine Operators Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $96,690

2008

In 2008, Howard collected $100,555 in donations.[8]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Friends of Michael J. Madigan $10,000
RCM Group $3,000
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $3,000
Jo Ann Patterson $3,000
Jo Ann Patterson $2,000
Cook County College Teachers Union $2,000
Princeton Park Agency Account $1,600
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $1,500
Luking & Associates $1,200
AT&T $1,000
Illinois Education Association $1,000
Carlos D. Estes $1,000
Illinois AFL-CIO $1,000
Chicago Teachers Union $1,000

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."[9][10]

2012

Howard received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 80th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 34
1995–2013
Succeeded by
Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D)