|Illinois House of Representatives District 18|
|April 18, 2010-Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Beloit College, 1975|
|Master's||University of Illinois, 1979|
|Other||MJ, Loyola University Chicago Law School, 1996|
|Birthday||February 7, 1953|
|Place of birth||Chicago, IL|
|Profession||Executive Director, Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gabel served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations-Human Services, Vice-chair|
|• Business Growth & Incentives|
|• Human Services, Chair|
|• Mass Transit|
|• Museums, Arts, & Cultural Enhancement, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gabel served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Appropriations-Human Services, Vice-chair|
|• Environmental Health|
|• Health & Healthcare Disparities|
|• International Trade & Commerce|
|• Mass Transit|
|• Small Business Empowerment & Workforce Development|
Gabel's campaign website lists the following issues:
- Job Creation
- Excerpt: "In the long term, we must emerge from this recession with an economy that is stronger than the one we entered it with. That means working to create sustainable new industries and economic priorities. It means focusing on retraining workers for the next generation of jobs, and creating a solid infrastructure from which our economy can prosper."
- Excerpt: "Providing quality health care for everyone has been my life’s work. Since joining the Illinois House, I have continued to fight for better health care."
- Excerpt: "We all have a responsibility to protect and preserve our environment. That means working on a statewide and national scale to ensure we are reducing greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, or working on a local scale to ensure that our drinking water from Lake Michigan is free of toxins, and our air is free of harmful pollutants. There are steps each of us can take to ensure we sustain our planet’s environment, but there are efforts we must take down in Springfield to accomplish this at a broader level."
- Excerpt: "I also know that the quality of education received by every child has an effect on all of ours lives as well – a better education system means a skilled and educated workforce, greater prosperity for our country, reduced crime, better healthcare from better doctors, new scientific breakthroughs in medicine and technology, and a more thoughtful community."
- Healthy Foods
- Excerpt: "I will support efforts to provide our community with better access to local and organic farmers, dairies and other food suppliers. I will work to create urban farming and agriculture pilot projects to improve access to locally-grown food, and provide community farming opportunities."
Gabel won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 18. Gabel was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated Eric J. Lieberman (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 18, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Robyn Gabel Incumbent||62.8%||32,545|
|Republican||Eric J. Lieberman||37.2%||19,292|
Gabel won re-election to the 18th District seat against Libertarian Steve Funk. She defeated Patrick Keenan-Devlin(4,084 votes), Eamon Kelly(3,950 votes), Jeffrey Smith(1,909 votes), and Edmund Moran(1,698 votes) in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 18 (2010)|
|Robyn Gabel (D)||28,154||99.60%|
|Steve Funk (L)||114||0.40%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Gabel collected $234,776 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:
|Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Robyn Gabel's campaign in 2010|
|Service Employees Healthcare Illinois Indiana||$11,325|
|Illinois Education Association||$10,000|
|Citizens For Lou Lang||$6,000|
|Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association||$6,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$234,776|
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."
Gabel received a score of 25.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 97th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.
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- Pension reformers: Take a bow - Chicago Tribune
- House passes pension reform bill - Evanston Now
- Medical marijuana bill clears state house - Evanston Now
- Thank you Senator Durbin and Senator Kirk for standing for the people - Chicago Tribune
- Federation Springfield mission focuses on social services - Jewish United Fund
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- Robyn for Representative
- Illinois General Assembly - Rep. Robyn Gabel
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Facebook campaign page
- Gabel's twitter
- Campaign YouTube Channel
- ↑ Evanston Review, "Gabel sworn in as 18th District state representative," April 19, 2010
- ↑ Robyn Gabel, "Issues," accessed October 24, 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
- ↑ Follow the money - Illinois House 2010 donors
- ↑ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013
Julie Hamos (D)
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