Michael W. Tryon
|Michael W. Tryon|
|Illinois House of Representatives District 66|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||8|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Indiana State University, 1978|
|Birthday||July 30, 1955|
|Place of birth||Terra Haute, IN|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Tryon served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business Growth & Incentives|
|• Mass Transit|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tryon served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Environment & Energy|
|• Small Business Empowerment & Workforce Development|
|• Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Tryon served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Environment & Energy|
|• Environmental Health|
|• Mass Transit|
|• Railroad Industry|
Tax hike bill, 2011
In 2011, statehouse Democratic leaders made an agreement on a 75 percent income tax increase, but they did not have the votes to pass it. At the time of the agreement, the Illinois budget was facing a $15 billion deficit.
Rep. Frank J. Mautino said hundreds of millions of dollars in new money for schools is as much of a problem as the 75 percent income tax increase.
"The main concern is that there can't be any new spending," said Mautino. "All of our members know that the structural deficit here is equal to a two percent income tax [hike]."
The plan would raise the personal income tax 2.25 percentage points, or 75 percent. The money would be earmarked for schools and social services. The tax package includes property tax relief that would result in $325 checks being mailed to home owners and a corporate income tax hike.
Democratic leaders said the jump would mirror the personal income tax and that businesses would see their tax rate go to 8.4 percent. However, Republicans said those calculations do not include the personal property replacement tax that businesses pay. State Rep. Tryon said once you add those taxes into the mix, Illinois businesses will be paying over 10 percent to the state.
"I think to put a 10.9 percent increase on the income tax on businesses really puts us at a disadvantage in comparison to where we need to with Indiana, and Missouri, and Wisconsin," said Tryon.
Tryon won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 66. Tryon was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 66, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Michael W. Tryon Incumbent||100%||32,815|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 64 (2010)|
|Michael W. Tryon (R)||26,263||68.70%|
|Robert Kaempfe (D)||11,950||31.26%|
|David Phoenix (Write-In)||14||0.04%|
On November 4, 2008, Republican Michael Tryon won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 64 receiving 34,348 votes, ahead of Democrat Robert Kaempfe who received 21,707 votes.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 64 (2008)|
|Michael W. Tryon (R)||34,348|
|Robert Kaempfe (D)||21,707|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 64 (2006)|
|Michael Tryon (R)||26,504|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Tryon collected $143,059 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:
|Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Michael W. Tryon's campaign in 2010|
|Tryon, Michael & Cathy||$5,541|
|Illinois State Medical Society||$4,500|
|Citizens For Pamela Althoff||$3,406|
|Total Raised in 2010||$143,059|
In 2008, Tryon collected $129,370 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Michael & Cathy Tryon||$10,228|
|Illinois Hopsital & Health Systems Association||$6,000|
|McHenry County Chairmans Circle||$6,000|
Illinois Opportunity Project
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."
Tryon received a score of 87.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of A- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 3rd highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.
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- Illinois General Assembly - Representative Michael Tryon (R) 64th District
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Tryon
- ↑ "Support Scarce, Tax Hike Vote Delayed," Illinois Statehouse News, January 10, 2011
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Additional Illinois Endorsements," March 15, 2012
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
- ↑ Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2006
- ↑ Follow the money - Illinois House 2010 donors
- ↑ Tryon Campaign Donors
- ↑ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013
David Harris (R)
|Illinois House of Representatives District 66
2013 – present
| Succeeded by|
|Illinois House of Representatives District 64
2005 – 2013
| Succeeded by|
Barbara Wheeler (R)
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