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}}{{tnr}}'''Ann M. Williams'''  is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 11. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Ann M. Williams'''  is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 11. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Williams earned her B.S. in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from Drake University Law School.<ref>[http://www.srd-law.com/attorney_profiles/AMW.asp ''Storino, Ramello & Durkin, Attorneys at Law'', "Bio of Ann M. Williams," accessed June 17, 2011.]</ref> Her professional experience includes working as an attorney with the firm of Storino, Ramello & Durkin, on the government affairs team for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, as a legislative director in the office of [[Illinois Attorney General|Attorney General]] [[Lisa Madigan]], clerk for Illinois First District Appellate Court Judge Margaret O'Mara Frossard and staff attorney for Speaker of the [[Illinois House of Representatives|Illinois House]] [[Michael Madigan]].
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Williams earned her B.S. in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from Drake University Law School.<ref>[http://www.srd-law.com/attorney_profiles/AMW.asp ''Storino, Ramello & Durkin, Attorneys at Law'', "Bio of Ann M. Williams," accessed June 17, 2011.]</ref> Her professional experience includes working as an attorney with the firm of Storino, Ramello & Durkin, on the government affairs team for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, as a legislative director in the office of [[Illinois Attorney General|Attorney General]] [[Lisa Madigan]], clerk for Illinois First District Appellate Court Judge Margaret O'Mara Frossard and staff attorney for Speaker of the [[Illinois House of Representatives|Illinois House]] [[Michael Madigan]].<ref>[http://www.repannwilliams.com/ann_williams.htm ''Official campaign website,'' "About Ann," accessed February 21, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Issues==
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===Campaign issues===
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Williams's campaign website highlights the following issues: <ref>[http://www.repannwilliams.com/legislation.htm ''Official campaign website,'' "Legislation," accessed February 21, 2014]</ref>
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'''Budget'''
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*Excerpt: "Ann's budget priorities include paying down our backlog of bills, and funding education and our most critical human services. We must continue to streamline, consolidate and cut where we can. In Ann's first term, many worthwhile programs and services were significantly cut and unfortunately these cuts must continue. The budget that was ultimately passed, however, preserved funding for the most critical human services.  Until there is significant economic recovery, the State's budget situation will continue to be extremely challenging. Ann will continue to make the tough choices necessary to get us back on track."
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'''Education'''
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*Excerpt: "Ann strongly advocates maximizing funding for education, and understands that strong schools make strong communities - and vice versa.  Ann has joined a coalition of legislators working to increase the role the State plays in funding our children's education and address the overreliance on property taxes for this purpose."
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'''Environment'''
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*Excerpt: "Ann understands that protecting our environment must be a top priority, and believes economic development and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand. Ann will continue to push for cleaner air and water. This includes reducing emissions from coal-fired power plants, obtaining power from cleaner energy sources, and adequately funding public transportation."
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'''Healthcare'''
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*Excerpt: "Ann is committed to ensuring all Illinoisans have access to the best quality healthcare possible, and has supported policies to make that happen in Illinois.  In her first term, Ann sponsored a groundbreaking bill, HB 1825, to provide for parity in coverage of cancer medications. When faced with a devastating cancer diagnosis, a patient's only concern should be getting the best treatment possible - not how much it costs. However, many patients have been forced to forego the most advanced treatment options due to insurance coverage limits.  Ann also helped defeat legislation that would create major exemptions to Illinois' smoking ban, and will continue to fight to keep this ban intact."
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'''Job growth and business development'''
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*Excerpt: "Improving the climate for businesses large and small in Illinois is a top priority. In her first term, Ann supported a bill containing significant reforms of the workers compensation system in Illinois. Also, she has advocated for a comprehensive review of our corporate tax structure - identifying and implementing real, long term solutions to help Illinois businesses create and retain jobs, and to provide the stability necessary for job growth."
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'''Seniors'''
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*Excerpt: "Ann supports policies and legislation to make sure that our seniors have the tools and resources to enjoy safe, productive, healthy lives. Ann supports the development and maintenance of an array of affordable housing options for seniors in all communities - ensuring that seniors are able to live in their own neighborhoods and continue to be an integral part of community life."
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'''LGBT'''
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*Excerpt: "Ann believes all of us deserve equal protection and access to benefits, regardless of sexual orientation. Ann strongly supports and will work toward full marriage equality on behalf of all the families in the 11th District."
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'''Reproductive rights'''
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*Excerpt: "Ann is absolutely committed to preserving every woman's access to reproductive heath services, and will work against any attempt to limit or restrict this right. She supports common sense sex education that will provide our children the basic healthcare information necessary to make the right choices for their future."
  
 
==Elections==
 
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===2010===
 
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.repannwilliams.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1790 House website]
 
*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1790 House website]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=116611 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=116611 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=116611 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=116611 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/Williams-m-williams/8/958/a20 Williams' LinkedIn]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/Williams-m-williams/8/958/a20 Williams' LinkedIn]
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*[http://openstates.org/il/legislators/ILL000174/ann-williams/ Profile from Open States]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/ann.m.williams1 Ann Williams on Facebook]
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*[https://twitter.com/Annwilliams2010 Ann Williams on Twitter]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142822 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116758 2010]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142822 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116758 2010]
  

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Ann M. Williams
Ann Williams.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 11
Incumbent
In office
January 12, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa
J.D.Drake University Law School
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ann M. Williams is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 11. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Williams earned her B.S. in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from Drake University Law School.[1] Her professional experience includes working as an attorney with the firm of Storino, Ramello & Durkin, on the government affairs team for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, as a legislative director in the office of Attorney General Lisa Madigan, clerk for Illinois First District Appellate Court Judge Margaret O'Mara Frossard and staff attorney for Speaker of the Illinois House Michael Madigan.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Adoption Reform
Bio-Technology
Insurance
Judiciary, Vice-chair
Labor & Commerce
Mass Transit

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign issues

2014

Williams's campaign website highlights the following issues: [3]

Budget

  • Excerpt: "Ann's budget priorities include paying down our backlog of bills, and funding education and our most critical human services. We must continue to streamline, consolidate and cut where we can. In Ann's first term, many worthwhile programs and services were significantly cut and unfortunately these cuts must continue. The budget that was ultimately passed, however, preserved funding for the most critical human services. Until there is significant economic recovery, the State's budget situation will continue to be extremely challenging. Ann will continue to make the tough choices necessary to get us back on track."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Ann strongly advocates maximizing funding for education, and understands that strong schools make strong communities - and vice versa. Ann has joined a coalition of legislators working to increase the role the State plays in funding our children's education and address the overreliance on property taxes for this purpose."

Environment

  • Excerpt: "Ann understands that protecting our environment must be a top priority, and believes economic development and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand. Ann will continue to push for cleaner air and water. This includes reducing emissions from coal-fired power plants, obtaining power from cleaner energy sources, and adequately funding public transportation."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "Ann is committed to ensuring all Illinoisans have access to the best quality healthcare possible, and has supported policies to make that happen in Illinois. In her first term, Ann sponsored a groundbreaking bill, HB 1825, to provide for parity in coverage of cancer medications. When faced with a devastating cancer diagnosis, a patient's only concern should be getting the best treatment possible - not how much it costs. However, many patients have been forced to forego the most advanced treatment options due to insurance coverage limits. Ann also helped defeat legislation that would create major exemptions to Illinois' smoking ban, and will continue to fight to keep this ban intact."

Job growth and business development

  • Excerpt: "Improving the climate for businesses large and small in Illinois is a top priority. In her first term, Ann supported a bill containing significant reforms of the workers compensation system in Illinois. Also, she has advocated for a comprehensive review of our corporate tax structure - identifying and implementing real, long term solutions to help Illinois businesses create and retain jobs, and to provide the stability necessary for job growth."

Seniors

  • Excerpt: "Ann supports policies and legislation to make sure that our seniors have the tools and resources to enjoy safe, productive, healthy lives. Ann supports the development and maintenance of an array of affordable housing options for seniors in all communities - ensuring that seniors are able to live in their own neighborhoods and continue to be an integral part of community life."

LGBT

  • Excerpt: "Ann believes all of us deserve equal protection and access to benefits, regardless of sexual orientation. Ann strongly supports and will work toward full marriage equality on behalf of all the families in the 11th District."

Reproductive rights

  • Excerpt: "Ann is absolutely committed to preserving every woman's access to reproductive heath services, and will work against any attempt to limit or restrict this right. She supports common sense sex education that will provide our children the basic healthcare information necessary to make the right choices for their future."

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Ann M. Williams ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[4][5][6]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Williams won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 11. Williams ran unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnn M. Williams Incumbent 100% 35,783
Total Votes 35,783

2010

Williams defeated Scott Tucker in the November 2, 2010, general election.[10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 11 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ann M. Williams (D) 21,813 71.14%
Scott Tucker (R) 8,851 28.86%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Williams is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Williams raised a total of $516,645 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[11]

Ann M. Williams's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 11 Won $155,681
2010 Illinois State House, District 11 Won $360,964
Grand Total Raised $516,645

2012

Williams won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $155,681.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ann M. Williams's campaign in 2012
Illinois Education Association$10,000
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association$6,000
State Farm Agents & Associates$5,500
Labkon, Howard$5,000
Comcast$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$155,681
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Williams won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $360,964.

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

Williams 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. [13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Fritchey
Illinois House of Representatives District 11
2011 – Present
Succeeded by
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