Michael D. Unes

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Michael D. Unes
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Illinois House of Representatives District 91
Incumbent
In office
January 12, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBradley University, 1996
Websites
Office website
Personal website
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Michael D. Unes is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 91. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Unes earned his bachelor's from Bradley University in 1996. His professional experience includes working as Director of Recruitment and Network Administrator for Heinold-Banwart.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-Human Services
Cities & Villages
Economic Development
Insurance
International Trade & Commerce
Small Business Empowerment & Workforce Development
Transportation: Vehicles & Safety

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Chad Schmidgall ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Michael D. Unes ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Schmidgall and Unes will face off in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Unes won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 91. Unes was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and defeated Jennifer Groves Allison (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 91, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael D. Unes Incumbent 55.9% 24,334
     Democratic Jennifer Groves Allison 44.1% 19,205
Total Votes 43,539

2010

Unes ran unopposed in the February 2 Republican primary. Unes defeated incumbent Michael K. Smith (D) in the November 2 general election.[7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 91 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael D. Unes (R) 16,789 54.51%
Michael K. Smith (D) 14,011 45.49%

Unes was endorsed by the Chicago Tribune.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Unes is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Unes raised a total of $1,415,691 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[9]

Michael D. Unes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 91 Won $594,389
2010 Illinois State House, District 91 Won $821,302
Grand Total Raised $1,415,691

2012

Unes won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Unes raised a total of $594,389.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael D. Unes's campaign in 2012
Illinois Healthcare Association$38,468
Boyd Gaming$15,000
Stand for Children$15,000
Caterpillar$14,500
Water Street Advisory$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$594,389
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Unes won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Unes raised a total of $821,302.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[10]

2013

In 2013, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 31.[11]

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."[12][13]

2012

Unes received a score of 75.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 12th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[13]

Personal

Unes and his wife, Natalie, have four children. He served as president of the East Peoria Rotary Club, member of the Tazwell County Resource Center steering committee, and Vice Chairman of the East Peoria Mass Transit District Board.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael K. Smith (D)
Illinois House of Representatives District 91
2011–present
Succeeded by
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