Michael Madigan

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Michael Madigan
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Illinois House of Representatives District 22
Incumbent
In office
1971-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 43
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Speaker of the House, Illinois State House
1981-1995, 1997-present
Majority Leader, Illinois State House
1977-1980
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1970
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Notre Dame
J.D.Loyola University
Personal
BirthdayApril 19, 1942
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael J. Madigan (born April 19, 1942) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 22 and serving as Speaker of the House. He was first elected to the chamber in 1970. He currently serves as Chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois.

Biography

Madigan earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from Loyola University Law School. His professional experience includes working as an attorney, and serving as a member of the City Club of Chicago and Holy Cross Hospital Board of Trustees.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Millionaire's tax

In April 2014, Madigan supported a millionaire's tax as a method for getting more money for public education. A similar proposal was supported by State Senator Don Harmon, which would include a 6.9 percent for those making more than $180,000 a year and an extra 3 percent for those making more than $1 million a year.[2]

Pension cap


Speaker Madigan Pension Testimony

At the beginning of the 2011 session, Madigan testified about HJRCA 0062, which would create caps on Illinois’ pension spending.[3]

Madigan sponsored a bill that would create a constitutional amendment capping state spending and another that would create an amendment requiring a super-majority vote for any governmental body to increase pension benefits. Both measures were approved by committee, "leading some to wonder at the sincerity of the speaker’s sudden call for fiscal restraint."

“It’s kind of like ‘Stop me before I legislate again,’” said Kent Redfield, a professor of political science at the University of Illinois-Springfield.

Madigan touched on this philosophy when telling lawmakers of the need to change the state constitution to require a three-fifths vote from the Legislature or any local government or school district when considering a pension increase. This could be an increase in the amount of a current benefit, an addition of a new benefit or an expansion of the category of eligible individuals.

“It’s just too easy for a member of the Legislature to vote ‘yes’ for the pension benefit increase because there is no price tag attached to the bill,” Madigan said. “The price comes later – as we are all finding out.”[4]

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Michael Madigan ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Terrence F. Goggin (R) withdrew from the race on December 26, 2013. Madigan is unchallenged in the general election[5][6][7]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Madigan won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 22. He defeated Olivia Trejo, Michele J. Piszczor and Mike Rodriguez in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, and defeated Robert Handzik (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[8][9][10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Madigan Incumbent 76.7% 21,755
     Republican Robert Handzik 23.3% 6,599
Total Votes 28,354
Illinois House of Representatives, District 22 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Madigan Incumbent 75.7% 9,860
Olivia Trejo 4.5% 582
Michele J. Piszczor 17.1% 2,232
Mike Rodriguez 2.7% 347
Total Votes 13,021

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Madigan won re-election to the 22nd District seat against Republican Patrick John Ryan. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[11]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 22 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Madigan (D) 15,599 67.20%
Patrick John Ryan (R) 7,614 32.80%

2008

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Michael Madigan won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 22 receiving 27,233 votes, ahead of Republican Robert Famiglietti who received 6,887 votes.[12]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 22 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Madigan (D) 27,233
Robert Famiglietti (R) 6,887

2006

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat Michael Madigan won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 22 receiving 20,216 votes ahead of Republican Robert Famiglietti who received 4,122 votes.[13]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 22 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Madigan (D) 20,216
Robert Famiglietti (R) 4,122

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Madigan is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Madigan raised a total of $31,083,595 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[14]

Michael Madigan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 22 Won $3,139,121
2010 Illinois State House, District 22 Won $4,894,078
2008 Illinois State House, District 22 Won $3,903,641
2006 Illinois State House, District 22 Won $2,565,453
2004 Illinois State House, District 22 Won $3,166,287
2002 Illinois State House, District 22 Won $2,132,530
2000 Illinois State House, District 22 Won $3,162,554
1998 Illinois State House, District 22 Won $3,954,574
1996 Illinois State House, District 22 Won $4,165,357
Grand Total Raised $31,083,595

2012

Madigan won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Madigan raised a total of $3,139,121.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Madigan's campaign in 2012
Illinois Pipe Trades$100,000
Illinois Laborers$100,000
Service Employees Illinois State Council$100,000
Seiu Healthcare Illinois Indiana$100,000
Construction & General Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity$100,000
Total Raised in 2012$3,139,121
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Madigan won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Madigan raised a total of $4,894,078.

2008

Madigan won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Madigan raised a total of $3,903,641.

2006

Madigan won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Madigan raised a total of $2,565,453.

2004

Madigan won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Madigan raised a total of $3,166,287.

2002

Madigan won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Madigan raised a total of $2,132,530.

2000

Madigan won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Madigan raised a total of $3,162,554.

1998

Madigan won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Madigan raised a total of $3,954,574.

1996

Madigan won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Madigan raised a total of $4,165,357.

Scorecards

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

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Illinois scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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2014

In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[15]

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.[16]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.
See also: Illinois Interest Group Rankings from Project Vote Smart

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."[17][18]

2012

Madigan 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.[18]

Personal

Madigan and his wife, Shirley, have four children.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart, "Rep. Madigan," accessed February 24, 2014
  2. Watchdog.org, "Hey millionaires, Illinois wants 10 percent of your cash," April 7, 2014
  3. "Madigan on Pension Caps," Illinois Statehouse News, January 4, 2011
  4. "Madigan’s fiscal restraints: Pension increase votes and spending caps," Illinois Statehouse News, January 4, 2011
  5. Illinois Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
  6. Illinois Board of Elections, "General Primary Election Official Canvass," April 18, 2014
  7. Illinois Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
  8. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed December 5, 2011
  9. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed May 14, 2014
  10. Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
  11. Illinois Elections Division, "Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results," November 2, 2010
  12. Illinois Elections Division, "Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2008," November 4, 2008
  13. Illinois Elections Division, "Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2006," November 4, 2006
  14. followthemoney.org, "Madigan, Michael," accessed July 18, 2013
  15. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
  16. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
  17. Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
  18. 18.0 18.1 Illinois Opportunity Project, "Legislative Vote Card home page," accessed February 21, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 22
1971–present
Succeeded by
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