|Illinois State Senate District 32|
|2003 - Present|
|January 11, 2017|
|Years in position||10|
|Minority Caucus Chair|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2002|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Mayor, McHenry City|
|2001 – 2003|
|Bachelor's||Illinois State University (1975)|
|Master's||Northeastern Illinois University (1978)|
|Birthday||November 22, 1953|
Althoff graduated from Illinois State with her Bachelor's degree and her Master's degree from Northeast Illinois.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Althoff served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations II|
|• Committee of the Whole|
|• Labor and Commerce|
|• Licensed Activities and Pensions|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Althoff served on these committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Appropriations II, Ranking Minority Member|
|• Committee of the Whole|
|• Human Services|
|• Local Government|
|• Administrative Rules|
- Subcommittee on Amendments (Local Government)
- Subcommittee on Health Care Licensing
- Subcommittee on Special Issues (Human Services)
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Althoff served on these committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Appropriations II, Ranking Republican Member|
|• Deficit Reduction|
|• Higher Education|
|• Licensed Activities, Ranking Republican Member|
|• Local Government|
Althoff is one of the members of a bipartisan group organized by the National Conference of Legislatures called the Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction (TFFDR). Consisting of 23 state lawmakers from 17 states, the group went to Capitol Hill on September 21, 2011 to urge the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to cut the nation's debt but not impose severe budget cuts on the states.
TFFDR urged the Committee to consider new revenue as a possibility, instead of just focusing on budget cuts as House Speaker John Boehner has proposed. The group specifically proposed passage of the "Main Street Fairness Act," which would allow states to tax online retailers.
Current state law allows municipalities to create special service areas, or SSAs. SSAs can generate funding to build infrastructure projects that are intended to benefit a geographical area that is less than borders of a municipality. This can include sewer projects, street repairs and so on.
Property owners located within an SSAs pay more on their property taxes for a set period (usually 20 years) until bonds issued to pay for the project are repaid. Residents can stop a town or county from imposing an SSA by collecting signatures on a petition from 51% of the area's property owners of record and 51% of the registered voters within the SSA.
Althoff's legislation would instead require the municipality that wants to impose the tax to hold a vote before they impose the tax, rather than putting the burden of collecting signatures on those who oppose the tax. According to co-sponsor Jack D. Franks, SB 1555 "would require the people who are trying to raise taxes on the citizens to prove that 51 percent of the people want their taxes raised."
- See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012
Althoff won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 32. Althoff was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20 and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Pamela Althoff Incumbent||100%||74,346|
|Illinois State Senate, District 32 (2008)|
|Pamela Althoff (R)||93,855|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2008, Althoff collected $170,928 in donations.
Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.
|Chicago Automobile Trade Association||$5,000|
|Palmetto Properties Inc.||$4,300|
|Illinois State Medical Society||$4,000|
|Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois||$3,250|
|Lexington Square Inc.||$3,000|
|Valley Medical Inn||$3,000|
|Construction & General Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity||$2,700|
|Central Illinois Public Service Co.||$2,000|
|Illinois Health Care Association||$2,000|
|Vincent & Patricia Foglia||$2,000|
|Illinois Merchants Association||$2,000|
|Friends of Harper||$2,000|
|Illinois Construction Industry CMTE||$2,000|
|Citizens for Frank Watson||$2,000|
|Illinois Realtors Association||$1,800|
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."
Althoff received a score of 85.71 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 17th highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.
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- Illinois Senate passes moratorium on charter schools - Northwest Herald
- Illinois Senate approves medical marijuana bill - Northwest Herald
- Illinois Senate debating medical marijuana - The State Journal-Register
- Oberweis on medical marijuana: It's about helping people in pain - Chicago Daily Herald
- Bipartisan vote by Illinois Senate calls on Congress to overturn 'Citizens United' - The Rock River Times
- Lawmaker injured in House-Senate softball game may need surgery - The State Journal-Register
- Senate passes union-backed pension bill despite GOP opposition - Chicago Sun-Times
- Our View: Improved disclosure proposal a positive - Northwest Herald
- Our View: IHSA makes right call on football practice - Northwest Herald
- Our View: Putting Illinois in the fast lane - Northwest Herald
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Bond represents Illinois Senate District 32. District 32 includes McHenry County which is considered part of the Chicagoland region.
Althoff resides in McHenry, Illinois.
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions at Follow The Money
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- ↑ "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno and Five State Senators," March 13, 2012
- ↑ National Conference of State Legislatures, "Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction," accessed September 26, 2011
- ↑ Stateline, "State legislators want revenue on table in debt talks," September 22, 2011
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Northwest Herald, "Johnsburg residents question funding source for SSA appeal case", June 19, 2009
- ↑ 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 December 31, 2012
- ↑ Illinois Senate election results for 2008
- ↑ Althoff Campaign Donors
- ↑ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013
- ↑ "Illinois Chamber of * Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate, Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009
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