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Darlene Senger

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Darlene Senger
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Illinois District 11
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Illinois House of Representatives District 41
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next primaryMarch 18, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPurdue University
Master'sDePaul University
Personal
BirthdayJuly 28, 1955
ProfessionFinancial Advisor
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Darlene Senger (b. July 28, 1955) is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 41. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

She is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 11th Congressional District of Illinois.[1] She defeated Bert Miller, Ian Bayne and Chris Balkema in the Republican primary on March 18, 2014.[2]

Senger's professional experience includes working as a Financial Advisor with GCG Financial.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education
Appropriations-General Service
Business Growth & Incentives
Financial Institutions
Insurance
Personnel & Pensions
Legislative Ethics Commission

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Darlene Senger endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois' 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

Senger is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 11th District.[4][1] She defeated Bert Miller, Ian Bayne and Chris Balkema in the Republican primary on March 18, 2014.[2] The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Senger to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[5][6]

U.S. House, Illinois District 11 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDarlene Senger 37% 13,099
Chris Balkema 33.4% 11,815
Bert Miller 26.1% 9,253
Ian Bayne 3.5% 1,228
Total Votes 35,395
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Senger won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 41. Senger ran unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDarlene Senger Incumbent 100% 38,291
Total Votes 38,291


2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Senger won re-election to the 96th District seat against Democrat Dawn DeSart. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 96 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Darlene Senger (R) 22,488 64.57%
Dawn DeSart (D) 12,342 35.43%


2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Darlene Senger won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 96 receiving 25,175 votes, ahead of Democrat Dianne McGuire (24,534 votes), and Jennifer Witt (Green) who received 1,835 votes.[11]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 96 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Darlene Senger (R) 25,175
Dianne McGuire (D) 24,534
Jennifer Witt (G) 1,835

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Senger is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Senger raised a total of $783,368 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[12]

Darlene Senger's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 41 Won $87,234
2010 Illinois State House, District 41 Won $161,968
2008 Illinois State House, District 41 Won $534,166
Grand Total Raised $783,368

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Senger's reports.[13]

Darlene Senger (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$0.00$82,456.00$(7,370.25)$75,085.75
October Quarterly[15]October 16, 2013$75,085.75$77,580.00$(56,914.47)$95,751.28
Year End[16]January 31, 2014$0$82,456$(7,370)$75,085
Running totals
$242,492$(71,654.72)

2012

Senger won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Senger raised a total of $87,234.

2010

Senger won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Senger raised a total of $161,968.

2008

Senger won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Senger raised a total of $534,166.

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."[17][18]

2012

Senger received a score of 71.43 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of C according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 27th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[18]

Personal

Senger is a member of the DuPage Children's Museum, Naperville Financial Advisory Board, Naperville Sunrise Rotary, Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, and is Legislation Chair of the Waubonsie Valley High School Parent Teacher Association.[19]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Naperville Sun "Senger tosses hat into Congressional ring" Accessed July 31, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 Associated Press, "Primary Election 2014," accessed March 18, 2014
  3. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Additional Illinois Endorsements," March 15, 2012
  4. Daily Herald "Senger meets with GOP officials about challenge to Foster" Accessed April 17, 2013
  5. Roll Call, "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013
  6. NRCC Young Guns, "List," accessed March 20, 2014
  7. Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
  8. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
  9. Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
  10. Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results
  11. Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2008
  12. followthemoney.org, "Senger, Darlene J," accessed July 19, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Darlene Senger 2014 Summary reports," Accessed November 6, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 30, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 6, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 26, 2014
  17. Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
  18. 18.0 18.1 Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013
  19. Project Vote Smart - Rep. Senger
Political offices
Preceded by
Chris Nybo (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 41
2013 – Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 96
2009 – 2013
Succeeded by
Sue Scherer (D)