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  |Last election = [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |First elected = 1978
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Barbara Flynn Currie''' (b. May 3, 1940) is a [[Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing the 25th District since 1979. Rep. Currie serves as [[State House Majority Leader|Majority Leader]] of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], a role she has had since 1997.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Barbara Flynn Currie''' (b. May 3, 1940) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing the District 25 and serving as [[State House Majority Leader|Majority Leader]]. She was first elected to the chamber in 1978.
  
Currie is a member of the ADA, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois Board, Art Institute of Chicago, Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, Chicago Network, Chicago Urban League, Conference of Women Legislators, Emily's List, Harriett Harris Center Young Women's Christian Association Advisory Board, League of Women Voters, Sierra Club, and Women United for South Shore.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=6313 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Flynn Currie]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Currie served on the following committees:
  
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==Committee assignments==
 
 
===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Currie has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Currie served on the following committees:
*Government Reform
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* [[Revenue & Finance Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Revenue & Finance]]
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===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Currie served on the following committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Currie served on the following committees:
*[[Joint Comm. on Government Reform Committee, Illinois Legislature]]
 
* [[Investigative Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Investigative]] (Chair)
 
* [[Revenue & Finance Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Revenue & Finance]]
 
* [[Rules Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Rules]] (Chair)
 
*Subcommittee on Income Tax (Chair)
 
  
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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::''See also: [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Currie is running for re-election to the 25th District seat in the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] in [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012|2012]]. She was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20, 2012, and is unopposed in the November 6 general election as well.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref>
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Currie won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012|Illinois House of Representatives]] District 25. Currie was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013]</ref>
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===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Campaign donors==
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
In 2010, Currie collected $186,498 in campaign contributions.  The largest contributors are listed below:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IL&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the money - Illinois House 2010 donors]</ref>
 
In 2010, Currie collected $186,498 in campaign contributions.  The largest contributors are listed below:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IL&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the money - Illinois House 2010 donors]</ref>
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==Scorecards==
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:''See also: [http://votesmart.org/interest-groups/IL/ Illinois Interest Group Rankings from Project Vote Smart]''
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===Illinois Opportunity Project===
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::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
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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."<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/the-project/ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref><ref name="IOP">[http://illinoisopportunity.org/votecard/ Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
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Currie received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale.  Her score was tied for the 80th highest among all 120 members of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
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==Personal==
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Currie is a member of the ADA, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois Board, Art Institute of Chicago, Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, Chicago Network, Chicago Urban League, Conference of Women Legislators, Emily's List, Harriett Harris Center Young Women's Christian Association Advisory Board, League of Women Voters, Sierra Club, and Women United for South Shore.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=6313 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Flynn Currie]</ref>
  
 
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Barbara Flynn Currie
Barbara Flynn Currie.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 25
Incumbent
In office
1979-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 35
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Leader, Illinois State House
1997-present
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1978
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Chicago, 1968
Master'sUniversity of Chicago, 1973
Personal
BirthdayMay 3, 1940
Place of birthLa Crosse, WI
ProfessionEducator
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Barbara Flynn Currie (b. May 3, 1940) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the District 25 and serving as Majority Leader. She was first elected to the chamber in 1978.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Revenue & Finance
Rules, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Currie served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Currie won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 25. Currie was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Flynn Currie Incumbent 100% 36,349
Total Votes 36,349


2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Currie won re-election to the 25th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 25 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Flynn Currie (D) 24,358 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Barbara Flynn Currie won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 25. She ran unopposed receiving 34,299 votes.[5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 25 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Flynn Currie (D) 34,299

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat Barbara Flynn Currie won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 25 receiving 23,930 votes ahead of Republican James Sanders who received 987 votes.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 25 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Flynn Currie (D) 23,930
James Sanders (R) 987

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Currie collected $186,498 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[7]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Barbara Flynn Currie's campaign in 2010
Majority Leaders Fund$15,106
Dunlap, Ann Marie$12,300
Associated Beer Distributors Of Illinois$10,000
Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association$8,000
Anheuser-Busch$4,500
Total Raised in 2010 $186,498

2008

In 2008, Currie collected $293,229 in donations.[8]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $10,000
Illinois Education Association $8,539
Chicago Teachers Union $7,500
Friends of Michael J. Madigan $6,419
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $6,000
Humana $5,100
Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association $5,000
Illinois Pro-Choice $4,472
Service Employees Local 880 $4,161
Illinois Realtors Association $3,950
AT&T $3,500
Anheuser-Busch $3,500
Illinois Credit Union League $3,450
Ann Marie Dunlap $3,300
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce $3,200
Illinois Bankers Association $3,000
Exxonmobil $3,000
Comcast $3,000
Chicago Auto Trade Association $3,000
Illinois State Bar Association $2,750

Scorecards

See also: Illinois Interest Group Rankings from Project Vote Smart

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."[9][10]

2012

Currie received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 80th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[10]

Personal

Currie is a member of the ADA, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois Board, Art Institute of Chicago, Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, Chicago Network, Chicago Urban League, Conference of Women Legislators, Emily's List, Harriett Harris Center Young Women's Christian Association Advisory Board, League of Women Voters, Sierra Club, and Women United for South Shore.[11]

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