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  |Position = Illinois State Senate District 44
 
  |Position = Illinois State Senate District 44
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
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|Current candidacy = [[Governor of Illinois]]
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|Current candidacy primary date = [[Illinois state executive official elections, 2014|March 18, 2014]]
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|Current candidacy election date = November 4, 2014
 
  |Tenure =2002 - Present
 
  |Tenure =2002 - Present
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 11, 2017]]
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 11, 2017]]
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  |Campaign website = http://www.bradyforillinois.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.bradyforillinois.com/
 
  |Personal website = http://www.facebook.com/BillBradyIL
 
  |Personal website = http://www.facebook.com/BillBradyIL
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|Campaign logo    =Bill Brady campaign logo.jpg
{{tnr}}'''Bill Brady''' (b. May 15, 1961) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]]. Brady has served in the Illinois Senate since 2002 and was re-elected in November of 2008 with his term expiring in 2013. Brady was one of a handful of Republican candidates for Governor in the 2010 election. Brady also served in the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] from 1993 to 2000.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Bill Brady''' (b. May 15, 1961) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 44. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He previously served in  the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] from 1993 to 2000.
  
==Biography==
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On June 27, 2013, Brady formally announced his third bid for the office of [[Governor of Illinois]].<ref>[http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130626/BLOGS02/130629862/bill-brady-hoping-second-time-is-gubernatorial-charm ''Chicago Business,'' "Bill Brady hoping second time is gubernatorial charm," June 26, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x208438916/Sen-Bill-Brady-announces-3rd-bid-for-governor ''The State Journal-Register,'' "Sen. Bill Brady announces 3rd bid for governor," June 25, 2013]</ref> He seeking the [[Republican]] nomination in the [[Illinois state executive official elections, 2014|primary election]] on March 18, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}<ref name=gov14>[http://www.bradyforillinois.com/home ''Bill Brady for Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website,'' "Homepage," accessed July 1, 2014]</ref>
  
From 1993 to 2000, Brady represented Illinois' 88th District in the state House of Representatives.  In 2002, he received a Senatorial appointment and has sat in the legislature for the 44th District ever since.  His first run at the governorship, in 2006, ended early when he placed third in the Republican primary.  In 2010, he won by less than 200 votes.
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Brady earned his Bachelor's in Political Science and Finance from Illinois Wesleyan in 1983. His professional experience includes working for his family's construction business.
 
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Born in Bloomington, Illinois, Bill Brady grew up playing football and wrestling at Central Catholic High School.  Along with his two brother, Bill began his own business growing and selling Christmas trees.  Brady graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Finance from Illinois Wesleyan in 1983. He shelved plans for law school and returned to Bloomington to help out the family construction business.
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Along with his wife, Nancy, Bill still runs Brady Homes, which specializes in home construction.  Additionally, he owns several business, including a motel and a realtor, and has an interest in a minor league football team.  His sizable persona wealth has been a target of Democrats during his campaign.
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The Brady's have three children, the youngest of whom is in middle school.
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===Education===
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* Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A., 1983
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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|Committee5 = State Government & Veterans Affairs  
 
|Committee5 = State Government & Veterans Affairs  
 
|Committee6 = Transportation  
 
|Committee6 = Transportation  
|Committee7 =
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|Committee7 = Legislative Audit Commission
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|Joint7 = Yes
 
}}
 
}}
  
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:''See also: [[Illinois gubernatorial election, 2014]]''
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Brady {{2014isrunning}} for [[Illinois state executive official elections, 2014|election]] as [[Governor of Illinois|Illinois Governor]] in 2014. Daley {{2014isseeking}} the [[Republican]] nomination in the primary election on March 18, 2014.<ref name=gov14/> {{Nov2014genelection}}
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{{Ilgovbackground2014}}
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====Polls====
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{{Poll
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|Title=Republican gubernatorial primary - hypothetical match-up
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|Poll1=[http://capitolfax.com/2013/07/08/poll-shows-rauner-movement/ Capitol Fax/We Ask America Poll]<br>(June 20, 2013)
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|Response1=Dan Rutherford
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|Response2=Bill Brady
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|Response3=Bruce Rauner
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|Response4=Kirk Dillard
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|Numberpolled1=1310
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|Margin of error1 = 2.8
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|Response1Poll1% = 22
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|Response2Poll1% = 18
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|Response3Poll1% = 12
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|Response4Poll1% = 11
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|Response5Poll1%=38
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois gubernatorial election, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois gubernatorial election, 2010]]''
  
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====General====
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Brady lost to [[Pat Quinn]] in the general election.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2010GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections'', "2010 General Election Official Vote Totals Book", december 8, 2010, accesed December 21, 2010]</ref>
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{{SEO election box
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|year=2010
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|Office= Governor and Lt. Governor of Illinois
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|party1=Democratic
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|party2=Republican
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|party3=Independent
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|party4=Green
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|party5=Libertarian
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|party6=None
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|winner1 =[[Pat Quinn]] & [[Sheila Simon]]
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = [[Bill Brady]] & Jason Plummer
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|candidate3=[[Scott Lee Cohen]] & Baxter Swilley
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|candidate4=[[Rich Whitney]] & Don Crawford
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|candidate5=[[Lex Green]] & Ed Ruthledge
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|candidate6=Write-in
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|votes1 = 1745219
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|votes2 = 1713385
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|votes3=135705
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|votes4=100756
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|votes5=34681
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|votes6=243
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}}
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====Primaries====
 
Bill Brady was declared the Republican Party nominee for Governor on March 5, 2010 by the [[Illinois Board of Elections]]<ref name="brady">[http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Brady-Wins-86619027.html ''NBC Chicago-WMAQ-TV-5" "It's Official: Brady Wins", March 5, 2010]</ref>.  The official tally had Brady winning by 192 votes<ref name="brady" />.
 
Bill Brady was declared the Republican Party nominee for Governor on March 5, 2010 by the [[Illinois Board of Elections]]<ref name="brady">[http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Brady-Wins-86619027.html ''NBC Chicago-WMAQ-TV-5" "It's Official: Brady Wins", March 5, 2010]</ref>.  The official tally had Brady winning by 192 votes<ref name="brady" />.
 
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{| border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" style="margin: 1em 1em 1em 0; background: #f9f9f9; border: 1px #a3bfb1 solid; border-collapse: collapse; font-size: 95%;"
====Finances====
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|- style="background-color:#CC0000; color: white;"
 
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! colspan="5" | 2010 Race for Governor - [[Republican]] Primary <ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalsList.aspx?ElectionType=GP&ElectionID=28&SearchType=OfficeSearch&OfficeID=5064&QueryType=Office& ''Illinois State Board of Elections'', "Vote Totals List: General Primary 2010" accessed July 7, 2010]</ref>
Brady's campaign states that he raised $3.6 million since January. Brady's camp had $2.3 million of that in the bank as of June 30.<ref>[http://illinois.statehousenewsonline.com/3722/quinn-brady-cash-dash-unique/ ''Illinois Statehouse News'', "Quinn, Brady Cash Dash Unique," July 20, 2010]</ref>
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|-bgcolor="#cef2e0 align="center"
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! colspan="2" style="width: 17em" |Candidates
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! style="width: 7em" |Percentage
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Adam Andrzekewski (R)
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| align="right" | 14.5%
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|-
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| colspan="2" | [[Image:Green_check_mark.jpg|14px]] '''Bill Brady (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''20.3%'''
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Kirk Dillard (R)
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| align="right" | 20.2%
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Andy McKenna (R)
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| align="right" | 19.3%
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Dan Proft (R)
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| align="right" | 7.7%
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Jim Ryan (R)
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| align="right" | 17.0%
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Robert Schillerstorm (R)
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| align="right" | 1.0%
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|-
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| colspan="2" style="text-align: right; margin-right: 0.5em" | '''Total votes'''
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| align="right"            | '''767,485'''
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|}
  
 
====Issues====
 
====Issues====
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Brady
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|Full name = Bill Brady
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|year = 1996
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|Editdate = July 17, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1528 ''followthemoney.org'', "Brady, William E," accessed July 17, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 265294
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 44]]
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|totalraised2010 = 19945166
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|result2010 = Lost
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|office2010 = [[Governor of Illinois|Illinois Governor]]
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|totalraised2008 = 606687
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2008|Illinois State Senate, District 44]]
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|totalraised2006 = 1873476
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|result2006 = Lost
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|office2006 = [[Governor of Illinois|Illinois Governor]]
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|totalraised2004 = 279923
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2004|Illinois State Senate, District 44]]
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|totalraised2002 = 287112
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2002|Illinois State Senate, District 44]]
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|totalraised1998 = 117821
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|result1998 = Won
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|office1998 = [[Illinois House of Representatives|Illinois State House, District 88]]
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|totalraised1996 = 92825
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|result1996 = Won
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|office1996 = [[Illinois House of Representatives|Illinois State House, District 88]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Brady
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|full Name = Bill Brady
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=144046
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 265,294
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|org1 = Ameren
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|org2 = Illinois Realtors Association
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|org3 = Semersky, Ernie
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|org4 = State Farm Agents & Associates
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|org5 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|orgamount1 = 10000
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|orgamount2 = 6590
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 4500
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|orgamount5 = 4500
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|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Brady
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|full Name = Bill Brady
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116953
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|office= Illinois Governor
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|new = lost
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 19,945,166
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|org1 = Republican Governors Association
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|org2 = Pritzker, James N
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|org3 = Illinois Manufacturers Association
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|org4 = Illinois Republican Party
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|org5 = Illinois Chamber of Commerce
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|orgamount1 = 7897829
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|orgamount2 = 582500
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|orgamount3 = 500000
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|orgamount4 = 495839
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|orgamount5 = 300000
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|}}
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===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008, Brady collected $606,687 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98619|2008 Brady Campaign Donors]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Brady  
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|full Name = Bill Brady
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98619
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 606,687
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|org1 = Brady, William (Bill)
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|org2 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|org3 = Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois
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|org4 = Tate & Lyle
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|org5 = Unicare
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|orgamount1 = 30000
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|orgamount2 = 7000
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|orgamount3 = 6900
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|orgamount4 = 6705
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|orgamount5 = 6500
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|}}
  
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Brady
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|full Name = Bill Brady
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79675
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|office= Illinois Governor
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|new = lost
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 1,873,476
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|org1 = Brady, William E (Bill)
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|org2 = Brady, Bill
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|org3 = Kimball Hill Homes
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|org4 = Hill, David K
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|org5 = Macom Co
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|orgamount1 = 515000
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|orgamount2 = 200000
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|orgamount3 = 100000
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|orgamount4 = 60000
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|orgamount5 = 20000
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|}}
  
{{legislative donor box}}
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===2004===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2004
| Bill Brady
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|name = Brady
| align="right" | $30,000
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|full Name = Bill Brady  
|-
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63116
| Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|office= Illinois State Senate
| align="right" | $7,000
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|new = no
|-
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|party = Republican
| Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois
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|total raised = 279,923
| align="right" | $6,900
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|org1 = Illinois State Medical Society
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|org2 = Illinois Home Builders Association
| Tate & Lyle
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|org3 = Illinois Credit Union League
| align="right" | $6,705
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|org4 = Illinois Realtors Association
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|org5 = Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois
| Luhr Bros Inc.
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|orgamount1 = 4000
| align="right" | $6,000
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|orgamount2 = 4000
|-
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|orgamount3 = 3950
| Illinois Realtors Association
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|orgamount4 = 3900
| align="right" | $5,700
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|orgamount5 = 3600
|-
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|}}
| Illinois Credit Union League
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| align="right" | $5,450
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===2002===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2002
| DLE Consulting Group
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|name = Brady
| align="right" | $5,315
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|full Name = Bill Brady
|-
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7367
| George Obernagel III
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|office= Illinois State Senate
| align="right" | $5,000
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|new = yes
|-
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|party = Republican
| Joseph Beatty
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|total raised = 287,112
| align="right" | $5,000
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
|-
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|org2 = Pliura, Tom & Pam
| Rural King Supply
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|org3 = Illinois Realtors Association
| align="right" | $5,000
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|org4 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|org5 = Heritage Enterprises
| R. Buster LLC
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|orgamount1 = 15000
| align="right" | $5,000
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|orgamount2 = 7000
|-
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|orgamount3 = 5589
| William Oelze
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|orgamount4 = 5000
| align="right" | $5,000
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|orgamount5 = 4000
|-
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|}}
| Unicare Life & Health Insurance
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| align="right" | $5,000
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===1998===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 1998
| Elmer Oelze
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|name = Brady
| align="right" | $5,000
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|full Name = Bill Brady
|-
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29974
| Rocco Martino
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|office= Illinois House of Representatives
| align="right" | $5,000
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|new = no
|-
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|party = Republican
| Kenneth Maschhoff
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|total raised = 117,821
| align="right" | $5,000
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|org1 = Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois
|-
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|org2 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
| Kimberly Oelze
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|org3 = Illinois Association of Hmos
| align="right" | $5,000
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|org4 = Illinois Manufacturers Association
|-
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|org5 = Cable Television & Communications Association of Illinois
| Construction Co. of Southern Illinois LLC
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|orgamount1 = 8000
| align="right" | $5,000
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|orgamount2 = 4300
|-
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|orgamount3 = 4000
| Marion Oelze
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|orgamount4 = 3500
| align="right" | $5,000
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|orgamount5 = 2625
|}
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|}}
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===1996===
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{{SLP donor box 1996
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|name = Brady
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|full Name = Bill Brady
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29584
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|office= Illinois House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 92,825
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association/I-Pace
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|org2 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|org3 = Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois
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|org4 = Illinois Realtors Association
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|org5 = Illinois Manufacturers Association
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|orgamount1 = 3000
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|orgamount2 = 2500
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|orgamount3 = 2500
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|orgamount4 = 2295
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|orgamount5 = 1500
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|}}
  
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
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====2012====
 
====2012====
 
Brady received a score of 100.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of A+ according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the highest among all 59 members of the [[Illinois State Senate]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
 
Brady received a score of 100.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of A+ according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the highest among all 59 members of the [[Illinois State Senate]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
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==Personal==
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Brady and his wife, Nancy, have three children.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Bill+Brady+Illinois+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Bill Brady News Feed</rss>
 
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Bill+Brady+Illinois+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Bill Brady News Feed</rss>
 
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==See also==
==District 44==
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*[[Governor of Illinois]]
 
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*[[Illinois gubernatorial election, 2010]]
Brady represents Illinois Senate District 44.  District 44 includes the Greater Bloomington-Normal Region <ref>[http://www.ilchamber.org/Chamber_PAC/District_maps/legislative_dist_il.pdf "Illinois Chamber of * [[Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009]</ref>.
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==Personal==
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Bill is married to Nancy Brady.  They have three children and reside in Bloomington, Illinois.
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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* [http://www.bradyforillinois.com Official 2010 Gubernatorial Campaign Website]
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'''<u>Campaign</u>'''<br>
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* [http://www.bradyforillinois.com Brady for Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website]
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:*[http://www.facebook.com/BillBradyIL ''Facebook'']
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:*[http://twitter.com/Bill_Brady ''Twitter'']
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:*[http://www.youtube.com/user/bradyforillinois ''YouTube'']
 
* [http://brady.senategop.net/ Sen. Brady's website]
 
* [http://brady.senategop.net/ Sen. Brady's website]
 
* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=96&MemberID=1445 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
 
* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=96&MemberID=1445 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
 
{{LegisLinks | votesmart = 6303 | c-span = | followthemoney =  | worldcat = | fb =  | twitter =  | youtube = | linked =  | nndb = | wikipedia = Bill_Brady_(politician) }}
 
{{LegisLinks | votesmart = 6303 | c-span = | followthemoney =  | worldcat = | fb =  | twitter =  | youtube = | linked =  | nndb = | wikipedia = Bill_Brady_(politician) }}
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98619 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94350 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63116 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7367 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29974 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29584 1996]
 
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/BillBradyIL Bill Brady on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/BillBradyIL Bill Brady on Facebook]
 
*[http://twitter.com/Bill_Brady Bill Brady on Twitter]
 
*[http://twitter.com/Bill_Brady Bill Brady on Twitter]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/user/bradyforillinois Bill Brady on YouTube]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/user/bradyforillinois Bill Brady on YouTube]
 
*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/billbrady Bill Brady on Flickr]
 
*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/billbrady Bill Brady on Flickr]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=144046 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116953 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98619 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94350 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63116 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7367 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29974 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29584 1996]
  
 
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Bill Brady
Bill Brady.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for Governor of Illinois
Date of primaryMarch 18, 2014
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Illinois State Senate District 44
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Appointed2002
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois House of Representatives
1993 - 2000
Education
Bachelor'sIllinois Wesleyan University (1983)
Personal
BirthdayMay 15, 1961
Place of birthBloomington, Illinois
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Bill Brady campaign logo
CandidateVerification
Bill Brady (b. May 15, 1961) is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 44. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He previously served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1993 to 2000.

On June 27, 2013, Brady formally announced his third bid for the office of Governor of Illinois.[1][2] He seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election on March 18, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[3]

Brady earned his Bachelor's in Political Science and Finance from Illinois Wesleyan in 1983. His professional experience includes working for his family's construction business.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Conservation
Committee of the Whole
Environment
Insurance, Minority Spokesperson
State Government & Veterans Affairs
Transportation
Legislative Audit Commission

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brady served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Brady served on these committees:[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois gubernatorial election, 2014

Brady is running for election as Illinois Governor in 2014. Daley is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election on March 18, 2014.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Race background

Current incumbent Pat Quinn, a Democrat who went from lieutenant governor to governor following Rod Blagojevich's 2009 impeachment, is facing re-election in 2014. Quinn ran for, and won, a full term in 2010 and is running for his second full four-year term. According to multiple outside ratings, Quinn is among the most vulnerable governors in the 2014 electoral cycle.[5]

Quinn's 2010 running-mate and first term incumbent Lt. Gov Sheila Simon (D) announced in February 2013 that she would not run for re-election in 2014. Simon said she wanted to seek a new office that would allow her to have a "greater impact," and later declared her candidacy for state comptroller.[6][7] Simon's thinly veiled swipe at the office's unsatisfactory "impact" potential was followed shortly thereafter by the Illinois House of Representatives' approval of a proposal seeking to eliminate the position of lieutenant governor altogether by constitutional amendment. In order for the measure to be passed, it must win approval of both the State Senate and Illinois voters. If the proposal is approved in a statewide public vote, the office will remain intact for one final term following the 2014 election.[8] Quinn said he wanted “a people person” to replace Simon, and ultimately settled on former Chicago public schools chief Paul Vallas.[9]

The 2014 electoral cycle marked the first time in Illinois history that candidates for the offices of governor and lieutenant governor ran on a single ticket in the primary election phase. Spurred by the 2010 election fiasco when Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor Scott Lee Cohen had to drop out of the race after being arrested on charges of steroid use and domestic battery, the new joint ticket rule was enacted to support the notion of a critical governor-lieutenant governor partnership. In theory, allowing governor hopefuls to handpick their running mates for the primary would induce the campaigns to "better define their priorities for voters and cover more ground as election season gets underway."[9]

As of September 2014, Illinois is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas. In such a blue state, it was expected that Quinn's biggest threat in 2014 would come from a fellow Democrat; namely, from Democrats William "Bill" Daley, a past U.S. Commerce Secretary and White House chief of staff and attorney general Lisa Madigan, both of whom were considered strong potential primary challengers. Quinn dodged both bullets, however, by September 2013. First Madigan dropped her long anticipated bid in June in order to seek another term as attorney general[10][11][12] After brief consideration,[13] Then in September, after a promising first stretch of campaigning, Daley abruptly ended his campaign for the Democratic nomination.[12] Called "a member of Chicago's first political family," for his relation to two of Chicago's longest-reigning mayors, Daley's departure in particular was a coup for Quinn, whose apparently bleak re-election prospects improved markedly in his absence.[14]

Quinn is the fifth out of a total of 46 previous Illinois lieutenant governors to have succeeded to the governorship mid-term. As governor, Quinn has emphasized improving the state government's ethical standards and protecting public-sector labor unions. His tenure thus far has been marred by steep, deeply unpopular budget cuts and tax increases stemming from long-term state debt among other issues that have factored into his status among the least popular governors facing re-election in 2014.[15]

Primary review, cross-party vote phenomenon

On September 3, individuals aiming to qualify for a slot on the March 2014 primary ballot began gathering signatures. The filing period for major party primary candidates ended on December 2, 2013, with only one Democrat, Tio Hardiman, filing to go up against Quinn. On the Republican end, candidates included state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, state treasurer Dan Rutherford and venture capitalist Bruce Rauner. Early polls showed Rutherford as the frontrunner for the GOP nomination, but Rauner rocketed ahead of the pack by November 2013 and maintained a 15-point average lead up to the March primary, which he won.[16]

A newcomer to politics, Rauner achieved the name recognition he needed to overcome his more established opponents with the help of massive campaign contributions totaling nearly $14 million, including $6 million of his own money—the highest amount a candidate has ever spent on his own primary campaign for governor in Illinois.[17][18]

Unofficial results from the March 18 primaries revealed some steep deviations from typical voting behaviors recorded in past elections. Based on the breakdown of votes in the Republican and Democratic gubernatorial primaries provided by the Chicago Tribune on election night, Ballot Access News analyzed what appeared to be a spectacularly low turnout of Democratic voters (438,112 votes) in the party's nominally contested primary. They detected that hundreds of thousands of Democratic voters must have taken advantage of the state's mixed-hybrid primary system to vote the Republican ballot instead of their own. Under Illinois' primary rules, voters can change parties each year but must declare a party affiliation at the polls. Depending on which party is chosen, the voter will then be counted as registered for that party. Voters may change party affiliation at polls or caucus.[19]

The mass cross-over by Democrats was linked to one specific issue highlighted in this year's GOP governor's race: government employee unions. Most of the Democrats who participated in the Republican primary did so in order to ensure Kirk Dillard, who has sided with the unions in the state senate, would lose to Bruce Rauner, who has promised to curtail union influence.[20]

In Illinois, the last time more votes were cast in the Republican than the Democratic gubernatorial primary was 1986; not since the 1940s have so few votes been cast in a Democratic gubernatorial primary election. Compared to the last five Illinois gubernatorial elections, there was no significant spike in Republican votes this year, indicating the trend reversal was caused by a tremendous drop in Democratic gubernatorial primary votes cast.[20]


Polls

Republican gubernatorial primary - hypothetical match-up
Poll Dan Rutherford Bill BradyBruce RaunerKirk DillardMargin of ErrorSample Size
Capitol Fax/We Ask America Poll
(June 20, 2013)
22%18%12%11%38%+/-2.81,310
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Brady won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 44. Brady was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20 and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[21][22][23]

Illinois State Senate, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Brady Incumbent 100% 82,542
Total Votes 82,542

2010

Run for Governor

See also: Illinois gubernatorial election, 2010

General

Brady lost to Pat Quinn in the general election.[24]

Governor and Lt. Governor of Illinois, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPat Quinn & Sheila Simon Incumbent 46.8% 1,745,219
     Republican Bill Brady & Jason Plummer 45.9% 1,713,385
     Independent Scott Lee Cohen & Baxter Swilley 3.6% 135,705
     Green Rich Whitney & Don Crawford 2.7% 100,756
     Libertarian Lex Green & Ed Ruthledge 0.9% 34,681
     None Write-in 0% 243
Total Votes 3,729,989

Primaries

Bill Brady was declared the Republican Party nominee for Governor on March 5, 2010 by the Illinois Board of Elections[25]. The official tally had Brady winning by 192 votes[25].

2010 Race for Governor - Republican Primary [26]
Candidates Percentage
Adam Andrzekewski (R) 14.5%
Green check mark.jpg Bill Brady (R) 20.3%
Kirk Dillard (R) 20.2%
Andy McKenna (R) 19.3%
Dan Proft (R) 7.7%
Jim Ryan (R) 17.0%
Robert Schillerstorm (R) 1.0%
Total votes 767,485

Issues

Brady based his run for Illinois governor on a promise to cut "a dime in every dollar" from the state budget. [27] But with Illinois facing a $13 billion deficit, and an unfunded pension debt of over $90 billion there were questions as to how Brady could make those cuts. The GOP candidate said he would place some areas of Illinois' budget off limits, including public safety. [28]

Gov. Pat Quinn countered Brady's plan for budget cuts by proposing an income tax increase. Quinn says his so-called 1% education surcharge will produce needed dollars. Brady said that plan is only a 33% income tax hike, and won't even raise enough money to erase the state's deficit.

Brady also tried to entice voters with the promise of "bringing jobs back to Illinois." The Republican from Bloomington said that the state has lost hundreds of thousands of jobs in the eight years that the Democrats have been in office. Brady's stump speeches often referred to a plan to bring those jobs back to the state.[29]

Out of state Endorsements


Brady-Giuliani Part 1 (Q&A)

Bill Brady has garnered a lot of out of state attention. National republican groups have supported his campaign for the Illinois governor's mansion. Brady has also been endorsed by a handful of national GOP figures, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Videos:








Call for count

As of November 3, 2010, there was not a clear winner for the gubernatorial election in Illinois. Quinn had a small lead, with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Brady called for each individual vote to be counted, "even if it takes a month."[30][31][32] On November 5, Brady conceded the race to Quinn.[33]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Bill Brady won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 44 receiving 88,718 votes.[34]


Illinois State Senate, District 44 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Brady (R) 88,718


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brady is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Brady raised a total of $23,468,304 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[35]

Bill Brady's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 44 Won $265,294
2010 Illinois Governor Defeated $19,945,166
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 44 Won $606,687
2006 Illinois Governor Defeated $1,873,476
2004 Illinois State Senate, District 44 Won $279,923
2002 Illinois State Senate, District 44 Won $287,112
1998 Illinois State House, District 88 Won $117,821
1996 Illinois State House, District 88 Won $92,825
Grand Total Raised $23,468,304

2012

Brady won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Brady raised a total of $265,294.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Brady's campaign in 2012
Ameren$10,000
Illinois Realtors Association$6,590
Semersky, Ernie$5,000
State Farm Agents & Associates$4,500
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois$4,500
Total Raised in 2012$265,294
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Brady lost the election for the Illinois Governor in 2010. During that election cycle, Brady raised a total of $19,945,166.

2008

Brady won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Brady raised a total of $606,687.

2006

Brady lost the election for the Illinois Governor in 2006. During that election cycle, Brady raised a total of $1,873,476.

2004

Brady won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Brady raised a total of $279,923.

2002

Brady won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Brady raised a total of $287,112.

1998

Brady won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Brady raised a total of $117,821.

1996

Brady won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Brady raised a total of $92,825.

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."[36][37]

2012

Brady received a score of 100.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of A+ according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[37]

Personal

Brady and his wife, Nancy, have three children.

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References

  1. Chicago Business, "Bill Brady hoping second time is gubernatorial charm," June 26, 2014
  2. The State Journal-Register, "Sen. Bill Brady announces 3rd bid for governor," June 25, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bill Brady for Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed July 1, 2014
  4. "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009
  5. Governing Politics, "2013-2014 Governor's Races: Who's Vulnerable?," December 11, 2012
  6. Chicago Tribune, "Simon will not run again for lieutenant governor," February 13, 2013
  7. Chicago Magazine, "What Happens After Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon Quits Pat Quinn’s Team," March 26, 2013
  8. The Chicago Tribune, "House votes to eliminate lieutenant governor post," April 12, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 CBS Local - Chicago, "2014 Governor Candidates To Choose Running Mates," August 24, 2013
  10. Capitol Fax, "This just in… Lisa Madigan announces re-election bid," July 15, 2013
  11. Governing, "William Daley Considering Bid for Illinois Governor," December 21, 2012
  12. 12.0 12.1 Chicagobusiness.com, "Daley files paperwork for governor run," June 10, 2013
  13. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named dropout
  14. New Jersey Herald, "Daley: Exit from race doesn't mean I couldn't win," September 17, 2013
  15. St. Louis Today, "Illinois Gov. Quinn 2nd least popular incumbent going into 2014," April 9, 2013
  16. CapitolFax.com, "Capitol Fax/We Ask America Poll - Poll shows Rauner movement," July 8, 2013
  17. Crain's Chicago Business, "How Bruce Rauner won the GOP primary," March 19, 2014
  18. Peoria Public Radio, "How the self-funding of Rauner's campaign is impacting the race for Governor," March 12, 2014
  19. Chicago Tribune, "Election Calendar, Primary Results," last updated March 18, 2014
  20. 20.0 20.1 Ballot Access News, "Shockingly Low Turnout in Illinois Democratic Primary Suggests Many Democrats Voted in Republican Primary," March 20, 2014
  21. Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
  22. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
  23. Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012
  24. Illinois State Board of Elections, "2010 General Election Official Vote Totals Book", december 8, 2010, accesed December 21, 2010
  25. 25.0 25.1 NBC Chicago-WMAQ-TV-5" "It's Official: Brady Wins", March 5, 2010
  26. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Vote Totals List: General Primary 2010" accessed July 7, 2010
  27. "Brady talks cuts at state fair," Illinois Statehouse News, August 17, 2010
  28. "Brady, Quinn seeking public employee support," Illinois Statehouse News, October 7, 2010
  29. "Gov Candidates Talk Jobs on Tour of State," Illinois Statehouse News, August 31, 2010
  30. "Bill Brady: It’s Not Over," Illinois Statehouse News, November 3, 2010
  31. "Brady not ready to concede to Quinn," Chicago Sun-Times, November 3, 2010
  32. "Bill Brady: 30 Day Wait Likely To Get Total Vote Count for Gov’s Race," Illinois Statehouse News, November 3, 2010
  33. Chicago Tribune, "Republican Bill Brady concedes governor's race to Quinn," November 5, 2011
  34. Illinois Senate election results for 2008
  35. followthemoney.org, "Brady, William E," accessed July 17, 2013
  36. Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
  37. 37.0 37.1 Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013
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