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}}{{tnr}}'''Bill Cunningham''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. He previously served in the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] from 2011 to 2013.
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Bill Cunningham''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. He previously served in the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] from 2011 to 2013.
  
Cunningham received his Bachelor's from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His professional experience includes working for the Cook County sheriff's office, as community affairs director to Sheriff Michael Sheahan and chief of staff for Sheriff Tom Dart.
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==Biography==
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Cunningham received his Bachelor's from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His professional experience includes working for the Cook County sheriff's office, as community affairs director to Sheriff Michael Sheahan and chief of staff for Sheriff Tom Dart.<ref>[http://www.billcunningham.com/bio/ ''Bill Cunningham,'' "Bio," accessed February 20, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cunningham served on the following committees:  
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cunningham served on the following committees:<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?MemberID=2026 ''Illinois General Assembly,'' "Senator Bill Cunningham," accessed February 20, 2014]</ref>
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
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::''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Cunningham won election to the 18th District seat in the [[Illinois State Senate]] in [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|2012]]. He was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20 and defeated Republican [[Barbara Ruth Bellar]] in the general election 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 December 31, 2012]</ref>
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Cunningham won election to the 18th District seat in the [[Illinois State Senate]] in [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|2012]]. He was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20 and defeated Republican [[Barbara Ruth Bellar]] in the general election 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," accessed February 20, 2014]</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 December 31, 2012]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2012
 
{{Election box 2012
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===2010===
 
===2010===
Cunningham defeated [[Barbara Ruth Bellar]] (R) in the state's November 2, 2010 general election.  Cunningham replaced [[Kevin Joyce]] as candidate for the seat after Joyce decided not to run for re-election.<ref>[http://www.beverlyreview.net/atf.php?sid=1976&current_edition=2010-07-07 Committee picks Cunningham]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2010GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results]</ref>
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Cunningham defeated [[Barbara Ruth Bellar]] (R) in the state's November 2, 2010 general election.  Cunningham replaced [[Kevin Joyce]] as candidate for the seat after Joyce decided not to run for re-election.<ref>[http://www.beverlyreview.net/atf.php?sid=1976&current_edition=2010-07-07 ''Beverly Review,'' "Committee picks Cunningham," accessed February 20, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2010GEOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results," accessed February 20, 2014]</ref>
 
{{Election box 2010
 
{{Election box 2010
 
|Chamber= Illinois House of Representatives, District 35 General Election
 
|Chamber= Illinois House of Representatives, District 35 General Election
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===Illinois Opportunity Project===
 
===Illinois Opportunity Project===
 
::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
 
::''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."<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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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>
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
 
Cunningham received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His 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"/>
 
Cunningham received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His 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"/>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Cunningham and his wife, Juliana, have two children.
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Cunningham and his wife, Juliana, have two children.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/127803/william-cunningham#.UwYYfEJdU78 ''Project Vote Smart,'' "William Cunningham," accessed February 20, 2014]</ref>
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==Additional reading==
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*[http://www.illinoissenatedemocrats.com/index.php/sen-cunningham-home Illinois Senate Democrats: Senator Bill Cunningham News]
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1781 Illinois House of Representatives - Bill Cunningham]
 
*[http://housedem.state.il.us/members/cunninghamw/index.htm House Democrats profile]
 
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127803 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127803 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=127803 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=127803 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142734 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=132433 2010]
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*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1781 Illinois House of Representatives - Bill Cunningham]
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*[http://housedem.state.il.us/members/cunninghamw/index.htm House Democrats profile]
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*Campaign contributions via [http://www.followthemoney.org/ Follow the Money]: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142734 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=132433 2010]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

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Bill Cunningham
William Cunningham.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 18
Incumbent
In office
January 12, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois House of Representatives District 35
2011-2013
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois at Chicago, 1990
Personal
Place of birthChicago, Il
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bill Cunningham is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. He previously served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013.

Biography

Cunningham received his Bachelor's from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His professional experience includes working for the Cook County sheriff's office, as community affairs director to Sheriff Michael Sheahan and chief of staff for Sheriff Tom Dart.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Criminal Law
Education
Human Services, Vice-Chairperson
Labor and Commerce

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Bill Cunningham ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face Shaun Colin Murphy (R), who filed to run on June 2, in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Cunningham won election to the 18th District seat in the Illinois State Senate in 2012. He was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20 and defeated Republican Barbara Ruth Bellar in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Illinois State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Cunningham 63.7% 60,325
     Republican Barbara Ruth Bellar 36.3% 34,338
Total Votes 94,663

2010

Cunningham defeated Barbara Ruth Bellar (R) in the state's November 2, 2010 general election. Cunningham replaced Kevin Joyce as candidate for the seat after Joyce decided not to run for re-election.[9][10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 35 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Cunningham 58.4% 21,649
     Republican Barbara Ruth Bellar 41.6% 15,450
Total Votes 37,099

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cunningham is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Cunningham raised a total of $329,718 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 16, 2013.[11]

Bill Cunningham's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 18 Won $174,594
2010 Illinois State House, District 35 Won $155,124
Grand Total Raised $329,718

2012

Cunningham won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Cunningham raised a total of $174,594.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Cunningham's campaign in 2012
Illinois Democratic Party$38,259
Senate Democrats Victory Fund$10,043
Illinois Education Association$6,500
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association$5,000
At&T$4,955
Total Raised in 2012$174,594
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Cunningham won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Cunningham raised a total of $155,124.

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

Cunningham received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 80th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[13]

Personal

Cunningham and his wife, Juliana, have two children.[14]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Edward Maloney (D)
Illinois State Senate District 18
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Kevin Joyce (D)
Illinois House of Representatives District 35
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Frances Ann Hurley (D)