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Rickey Hendon

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Rickey Hendon
Rickey Hendon.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 5
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
resigned February 24, 2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Rickey Hendon was a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate. He represented District 5 from 1993 until his retirement on February 24, 2011.[1] He served as an Assistant Majority Leader.

Hendon attended Farragut High School from 1969 to 1970. Hendon is a full-time Senator and a former television producwer.

Committee assignments

Hendon served on these committees:


Civil Unions

Hendon on Civil Unions

Rep. Hendon expressed his support for the civil unions legislation as it headed to Gov. Quinn’s desk.[3]



On November 4, 2008, Democrat Rickey Hendon won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 5 receiving 69,229 votes, ahead of Republican Jason Allen Braswell (11,297 votes).[4]

Illinois State Senate, District 5 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rickey Hendon (D) 69,229
Jason Allen Braswell (R) 11,297

Campaign donors


In 2008, Hendon collected $443,227 in donations.[5]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Citizens for Emil Jones Jr. $77,000
Theodor G. Spyropoulos Trust $56,000
Comed $18,266
Suffredin for Cook County $14,500
Citizens for Mariyana Spyropoulos $10,000
Lawrence Suffredin & Gloria Callaci $9,500
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $8,000
Chicago Teachers Union $7,000
Illinois Harness Horsemens Association $6,800
AT&T $5,000
Aragon Entertainment Center Inc. $5,000
CMTE to Elect James A. Deleo $5,000
Sacred Heart Hospital $5,000
Cottonwood Financial LTD $5,000
Illinois Credit Union League $4,880
Service Employees Local 880 $4,500
AM3 Consulting LTD $4,000
Hawthorne Race Course $3,500
Citizens for John Cullerton $3,500
Altria $3,500

District 5

Hendon represented Illinois Senate District 5. District 5 includes in the Near West sides of Chicago[6].


Hendon is married with five children and resides in Chicago, Illinois.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Illinois Senate District 5
1993–February 24, 2011
Succeeded by
Annazette Collins