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Deb Mell

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Deb Mell
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Illinois House of Representatives District 40
Former Member
In office
January 14, 2009-July 31, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCornell College, 1990
Associate'sCalifornia Culinary Academy, 1992
Personal
BirthdayJuly 30, 1968
Place of birthChicago, IL
ReligionNon-denominational Christian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Deborah L. Mell (b. July 30, 1968) is a former Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives representing District 40 from 2008 to July 31, 2013. She resigned after her appointment to the Chicago Board of Aldermen.[1]

Mell's professional experience includes working as a Project Manager with Christy Webber Landscapes.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education
Environment
Housing, Vice-chair
Human Services
Mass Transit, Chair
State Government Administration

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Mell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • "Provide relief to working families hardest hit by the current economic crisis"
  • "Provide affordable access to healthcare to all Illinois families"
  • "Strengthen our state’s commitment to funding education"
  • "Protect and expand rights for women, LGBTs, and minorities"
  • "Support initiatives that expand public safety across the state"

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mell won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 40. Mell ran unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated Antoinette Puccio-Johnson (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDeb Mell Incumbent 81.6% 21,744
     Republican Antoinette Puccio-Johnson 18.4% 4,909
Total Votes 26,653


2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mell won re-election to the 40th District seat unopposed. She defeated Joe Laiacona in the Democratic primary on February 2nd by a margin of 4,327 to 2,236. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. [6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 40 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Deb Mell (D) 11,889 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Deb Mell won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 40 receiving 16,932 votes, ahead of Republican Christine Nere-Foss (3,399 votes), and Heather Benno (Green) who received 2,276 votes.[7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 40 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Deb Mell (D) 16,932
Christine Nere-Foss (R) 3,399
Heather Benno (G) 2,276

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mell is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Mell raised a total of $283,697 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[8]

Deb Mell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 40 Won $36,918
2010 Illinois State House, District 40 Won $91,809
2008 Illinois State House, District 40 Won $154,970
Grand Total Raised $283,697

2012

Mell won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mell raised a total of $36,918.

2010

Mell won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Mell raised a total of $91,809.

2008

Mell won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Mell raised a total of $154,970.

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

Mell 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.[10]

Personal

Mell was on the Chicago's LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender/Transexual Committee) Board from 2004-2008, is Chair of the Equality Illinois Justice For All Gala, and served on Mayor Richard M. Daley's Advisory Council for Human Relations.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 40
2009 – July 2013
Succeeded by
Jaime Andrade (D)