Jeffrey Schoenberg

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Jeffrey Schoenberg
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Illinois State Senate District 9
Former member
In office
2003 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois House of Representatives
1991 - 2002
Bachelor'sColumbia University (1983)
Date of birthJuly 28, 1959
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Office website
Personal website
Jeffrey Schoenberg is a former Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 9 from 2003 to 2013. He served as an Assistant Majority Leader during his tenure. Schoenberg also served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1991 to 2002.

Schoenberg graduated from Columbia-New York in 1983. Before becoming a Senator, Scheonberg was a charitable giving consultant.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Schoenberg served on these committees:



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Schoenberg did not run for re-election in 2012.


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Jeffrey Schoenberg won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 9 receiving 70,746 votes, ahead of Republican Brendan Appel (29,036 votes).[2]

Illinois State Senate, District 9 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jeffrey Schoenberg (D) 70,746
Brendan Appel (R) 29,036

Campaign donors


In 2008, Schoenberg collected $475,422 in donations.[3]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Illinois Education Association $31,000
Illinois Healthcare Association $15,000
Illinois Pro-Choice $12,917
Deep Blue Illinois $10,000
Develpoment Specialists $10,000
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $8,500
Chicago Teachers Union $7,500
Service Employees Illinois State Council $7,000
Paul Finnegan $6,000
Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association $6,000
Illinois State Medical Society $5,000
North Suburban Teachers Union $5,000
Illinois Federation of Teachers $5,000
Simmonscooper LLC $5,000
Res Publica Group $4,500
Steven Nemerovski $3,750
Partners in Health Inc. $3,500
Centennial Medical Management $3,500
Merit-Lincoln Park Hospital $3,500
Illinois State Bar Association $3,000


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."[4][5]


Schoenberg received a score of 42.86 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 34th highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[5]

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District 9

Silverstien represents Illinois Senate District 9. District 9 includes the North Shore suburbs of Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette, and Winnetka[6].


Jeffery is married to Lynne Schoenberg. They have two children and reside in Evanston, Illinois.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Illinois Senate District 9
Succeeded by
Daniel Biss (D)