Amanda Howland

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Amanda Howland
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Candidate for
Illinois State Senate District 26
Bachelor'sCentral Michigan University
Master'sMichigan State University, Northern Illinois University
J.D.Chicago-Kent College of Law
ProfessionAttorney and Teacher
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Amanda Howland was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 26 of the Illinois State Senate. She is the principal attorney with the firm of Howland and Associates.

Howland earned a B.S. in Education from Central Michigan University, M.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University, M.S. in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University, and J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Howland previously worked as a Special Education teacher, Assistant Principal and a Principal in elementary education.[1]


Campaign themes


Howland's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "We have to demand fiscal accountability and transparency. We have to encourage investments in new technology and the green economy to help create new jobs. We need temporary tax credits for business that hire new workers."
  • Education
Excerpt: "With today's global economy we have to remain competitive. Supporting and improving our schools is critical. We are one of the 15 wealthiest states yet we rank 48th out of 50 in per pupil educational spending. We must force Springfield to meet its constitutional obligation to fairly fund our schools. Repeated property tax increases are not the answer."
  • Ethics
Excerpt: "Unfortunately, corruption has been commonplace in Illinois. Pay to play politics must be ended once and for all. We need to make further reforms to campaign financing. We must do everything possible to keep government contracts transparent."



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Howland ran in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 26. Howland was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and was defeated by incumbent Dan Duffy (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Illinois State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Duffy Incumbent 62.9% 63,510
     Democratic Amanda Howland 37.1% 37,448
Total Votes 100,958

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