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Jim Sacia
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Illinois House of Representatives District 89
Former Member
In office
2003-September 30, 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin-River Falls, 1969
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1962-1969
Personal
BirthdayMarch 5, 1944
Place of birthWinona, MN
ProfessionBoard of Directors, German American Bank
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Jim Sacia (b. March 5, 1944) is a former Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 89 from 2003 to September 30, 2013. Sacia resigned to pursue a potential run for statewide office.[1]

Biography

Sacia's professional experience includes serving on the Board of Directors of the German American Bank, working as Chief Executive Officer of Nite Equipment Incorporated, and Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He served as a Lieutenant in the Wisconsin Army National Guard from 1965 to 1969.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture & Conservation
Appropriations-Public Safety
Judiciary
Restorative Justice
Tourism & Conventions

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Death penalty

Sacia, who is a former FBI agent, stood firmly in favor of the death penalty when the issue came up for a vote in 2011. Sacia cited a specific case where a man named Brian Dugan confessed to killing the 7-year-old Melissa Ackerman in 1985 in exchange for avoiding the death penalty.

“We wouldn’t have had information on the heinousness of this crime had we not had the tool of the death penalty,” Sacia told the media.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sacia won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 89. Sacia was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 89, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Sacia Incumbent 100% 41,340
Total Votes 41,340


2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sacia won re-election to the 89th District seat against Democrat Victoria F. Grizzoffi. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 89 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Sacia (R) 26,114 73.98%
Victoria F. Grizzoffi (D) 9,184 26.02%


2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Jim Sacia won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 89 receiving 34,119 votes, ahead of Democrat Walter Johnson who received 15,238 votes.[7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 89 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Sacia (R) 34,119
Walter M. Johnson (D) 15,238

2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Jim Sacia won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 89. He ran unopposed receiving 28,067 votes.[8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 89 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Sacia (R) 28,067

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sacia is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Sacia raised a total of $882,908 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[9]

Jim Sacia's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 89 Won $94,244
2010 Illinois State House, District 89 Won $115,108
2008 Illinois State House, District 89 Won $160,640
2006 Illinois State House, District 89 Won $128,238
2004 Illinois State House, District 89 Won $96,759
2002 Illinois State House, District 89 Won $287,919
Grand Total Raised $882,908

2012

Sacia won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sacia raised a total of $94,244.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Sacia's campaign in 2012
Stoddard, Roger & Jenny$5,150
Ameren$4,000
Medina Manor Nursing Center$3,150
Illinois Realtors Association$2,470
Illinois State Medical Society$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$94,244
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Sacia won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Sacia raised a total of $115,108.

2008

Sacia won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Sacia raised a total of $160,640.

2006

Sacia won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Sacia raised a total of $128,238.

2004

Sacia won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Sacia raised a total of $96,759.

2002

Sacia won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Sacia raised a total of $287,919.

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."[10][11]

2012

Sacia received a score of 50.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 55th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[11]

Personal

Sacia is a member of Rotary International, American Legion, National Rifle Association, United States Army Ranger Association, National Auctioneer Association, and the Society of Former Agents of Federal Bureau of Investigations.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 89
2003–October 2013
Succeeded by
Brian Stewart (R)