Steve Landek

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Steve Landek
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Illinois State Senate District 12
In office
February 5, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 4
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Bridgeview
1999 - Present
High schoolArgo Community
Bachelor'sRoosevelt University
Office website
Campaign website
Steven M. Landek is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 12. He was first appointed to the chamber in February 2011.[1]


Landek is the Mayor of Bridgeview. He earned his B.A. in Public Administration from Roosevelt University. Landek's professional experience includes working as a park district commissioner for the State of Illinois.[2][3]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Landek served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2015
Appropriations II
Local Government
State Government & Veterans Affairs, Chair


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Landek served on the following committees:[2]


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Landek served on these committees:[4]


Campaign themes


Landek's campaign website listed the following issues:[5]

  • Pension reform
Excerpt: "I’m pushing for pension reform to make legislatures receive the same benefits that state employees receive, not more."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "I am working to consolidate government and save our precious tax dollars. When a tax dollar is spent, I want it to have meaning in terms of effective and necessary services for you."
  • Education, transportation, and economy
Excerpt: "I will put my experience to work for you, and take my fight for better education, improved transportation, creating a better economy and more jobs in Illinois to the Illinois Legislature where I will be your voice."



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Steven Landek ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[6][7][8]


See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Landek won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 12. He defeated Raul Montes, Jr. in the Democratic Primary on March 20, 2012[9][10] and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. Current District 12 incumbent Martin Sandoval ran for re-election in District 11.[11][12][13]

Illinois State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Landek Incumbent 100% 37,949
Total Votes 37,949
Illinois State Senate, District 12 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Landek Incumbent 66.5% 7,121
Raul Montes, Jr. 33.5% 3,583
Total Votes 10,704

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Landek is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Landek raised a total of $157,779 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 12, 2013.[14]

Steve Landek's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 12 Won $157,779
Grand Total Raised $157,779


Landek won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Landek raised a total of $157,779.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Landek's campaign in 2012
Bridgeview Active Party$20,000
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association$4,000
Illinois Chamber of Commerce$4,000
Gold Coast Distributing Inc$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$157,779
Source: Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Illinois

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Illinois scorecards, email suggestions to

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.


In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[15]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "impacted the social work profession and their clients."


In 2013, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 31.[16]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

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."[17][18]


Landek received a score of 62.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of C- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 24th highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[18]


In 2014, Landek's endorsements included the following:[19][20]

  • Equality Illinois Political Action Committee
  • The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)


Landek lives in Bridgeview, Illinois.[3]

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  1. BridgeViews, "Mayor adds Title of State Senator," March 1, 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 Illinois General Assembly, "Senator Steven M. Landek," accessed February 20, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed February 20, 2014
  4. Senator Landek, "Steven M. Landek," accessed February 20, 2014
  5. Citizens for Steve Landek, "Illinois Senator 12th District," accessed February 20, 2014
  6. Illinois Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
  7. Illinois Board of Elections, "General Primary Election Official Canvass," April 18, 2014
  8. Illinois Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
  9. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
  10. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed February 20, 2014
  11. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed December 5, 2011
  12. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed February 20, 2014
  13. Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012
  14., "Landek, Steven," accessed July 12, 2013
  15. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
  16. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
  17. Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
  18. 18.0 18.1 Illinois Opportunity Project, "Legislative Vote Card home page," accessed February 21, 2013
  19. Windy City Media Group, "Equality Illinois PAC issues endorsements," January 17, 2014
  20. Illinois AFL-CIO, "2014 Illinois AFL-CIO Primary Election Endorsements," accessed March 5, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Martin Sandoval (D)
Illinois Senate District 12
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Louis Viverito
Illinois Senate District 11
Succeeded by
Martin Sandoval (D)