Robert Rita

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Robert Rita
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Illinois House of Representatives District 28
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sMoraine Valley Community College, 1999
Personal
BirthdayOctober 2, 1969
Place of birthOaklawn, IL
ProfessionCook County Highway Department
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Robert Rita (b. October 2, 1969) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Rita earned his associate degree in Art from Moraine Valley Community College in 1999. His professional experience includes working as a truck driver and a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Cook County Highway Department, as Supervisor for Calumet Township.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-Public Safety
Business & Occupational Licenses, Chair
Consumer Protection
Executive, Vice-chair
Insurance
Mass Transit
Tollway Oversight, Chair
Legislative Audit Commission

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rita 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. Incumbent Robert Rita ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rita won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 28. Rita defeated Michael E. Mayden in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Rita Incumbent 100% 37,179
Total Votes 37,179

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Rita won re-election to the 28th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 28 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Rita (D) 24,428 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Robert Rita won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 28. He ran unopposed receiving 38,054 votes.[9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 28 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Rita (D) 38,054

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat Robert Rita won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 28 receiving 23,809 votes ahead of Republican Christopher Newhall who received 4,315 votes.[10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 28 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Rita (D) 23,809
Christopher Newhall (R) 4,315

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rita is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Rita raised a total of $1,028,002 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[11]

Robert Rita's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 28 Won $164,827
2010 Illinois State House, District 28 Won $149,489
2008 Illinois State House, District 28 Won $226,142
2006 Illinois State House, District 28 Won $214,647
2004 Illinois State House, District 28 Won $213,740
2002 Illinois State House, District 28 Won $59,157
Grand Total Raised $1,028,002

2012

Rita won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Rita raised a total of $164,827.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Rita's campaign in 2012
Reynolds American Inc$11,000
Illinois Pipe Trades$7,500
Comed$5,000
Chicago Land Operators Joint Labor-Management$5,000
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$164,827
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Rita won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Rita raised a total of $149,489.

2008

Rita won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Rita raised a total of $226,142.

2006

Rita won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Rita raised a total of $214,647.

2004

Rita won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Rita raised a total of $213,740.

2002

Rita won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Rita raised a total of $59,157.

Scorecards

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

Rita received a score of 25.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 97th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[13]

Personal

Rita is divorced and has one child.[14]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 28
2003 – Present
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