Iris Martinez

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Iris Martinez
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Illinois State Senate District 20
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Caucus Whip
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 25, 1956
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
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Iris Martinez is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 20. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.Senate]] since 2003. Martinez was re-elected in November of 2008 with her term expiring in 2013.

Martinez's professional experience includes working as a human services assistant.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Education
Labor and Commerce
Licensed Activities and Pensions, Chair
Public Pensions & State Investments
Legislative Audit Commission

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Martinez served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Martinez served on these committees:[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Martinez won election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 20. She was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20[2][3] and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Illinois State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngIris Martinez Incumbent 100% 47,688
Total Votes 47,688

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Iris Martinez won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 20. She ran unopposed receiving 42,310 votes.[5]


Illinois State Senate, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Iris Martinez (D) 42,310


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Martinez is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Martinez raised a total of $1,488,288 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[6]

Iris Martinez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 20 Won $139,406
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $178,164
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 20 Won $737,775
2006 Illinois State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $143,834
2004 Illinois State Senate, District 20 Won $96,557
2002 Illinois State Senate, District 20 Won $192,552
Grand Total Raised $1,488,288

2012

Martinez won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Martinez raised a total of $139,406.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Iris Martinez's campaign in 2012
Exelon Generation$5,000
Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists$4,750
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association$4,000
Illinois State Medical Society$4,000
Chicago Teachers Union$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$139,406
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Martinez was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Martinez raised a total of $178,164.

2008

Martinez won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Martinez raised a total of $737,775.

2006

Martinez was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Martinez raised a total of $143,834.

2004

Martinez won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Martinez raised a total of $96,557.

2002

Martinez won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Martinez raised a total of $192,552.

District 20

Martinez represents Illinois Senate District 20. District 20 includes the Irving Park and Harwood Heights Neighborhood on the West Side of Chicago[7].

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Illinois

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2014

In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[8]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "impacted the social work profession and their clients."

2013

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

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

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."[10][11]

2012

Martinez received a score of 0.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. His/her score was tied for the lowest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[11]

Personal

Martinez has one child.

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Illinois Senate District 20
2003–present
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