Cynthia Soto

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Cynthia Soto
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Illinois House of Representatives District 4
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Place of birthChicago, Il
ProfessionAdministrative Supervisor, Cook County State Attorney's Office
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Cynthia Soto is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 4. She was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

Soto's professional experience includes working as an Administrative Supervisor in the Cook County State Attorney's Office, and serving on the Near North Civic Committee Board.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education
Appropriations-Higher Education, Vice-chair
Energy, Chair
Health Care Availability Access
Human Services

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Cynthia Soto ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Soto won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 4. She was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20, 2012 and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCynthia Soto Incumbent 100% 27,029
Total Votes 27,029

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Soto won re-election to the 4th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. She defeated Joe Massas in the Democratic primary on February 2nd by a margin of 5,878 to 853. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 4 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Cynthia Soto (D) 14,064 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Cynthia Soto won the election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 4 receiving 25,053 votes, ahead of Ante Marijan (G) who received 3,372 votes.[9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 4 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cynthia Soto (D) 25,053
Ante Marijan (G) 3,372

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat Cynthia Soto won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 4. She ran unopposed receiving 14,305 votes.[10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 4 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cynthia Soto (D) 14,305

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Soto is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Soto raised a total of $881,109 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[11]

Cynthia Soto's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 4 Won $138,789
2010 Illinois State House, District 4 Won $199,943
2008 Illinois State House, District 4 Won $101,521
2006 Illinois State House, District 4 Won $74,937
2004 Illinois State House, District 4 Won $76,877
2002 Illinois State House, District 4 Won $94,713
2000 Illinois State House, District 4 Won $194,329
Grand Total Raised $881,109

2012

Soto won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Soto raised a total of $138,789.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cynthia Soto's campaign in 2012
Sacred Heart Hospital$10,000
Superior Home Health Llc$7,500
Garfield Kidney Center Llc$7,500
Chicago Teachers Union$6,000
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association$6,000
Total Raised in 2012$138,789
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Soto won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Soto raised a total of $199,943.

2008

Soto won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Soto raised a total of $101,521.

2006

Soto won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Soto raised a total of $74,937.

2004

Soto won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Soto raised a total of $76,877.

2002

Soto won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Soto raised a total of $94,713.

2000

Soto won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Soto raised a total of $194,329.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[12]

2013

In 2013, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 31.[13]

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."[14][15]

2012

Soto received a score of 50.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D- according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 55th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[15]

Personal

Soto is married and has three children.[1]

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