Difference between revisions of "Bill Cunningham"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
m
(44 intermediate revisions by 11 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{Short office holder          |
+
{{Polinfobox
  name                = Bill Cunningham |
+
|Project = SLP
  profile image      = William Cunningham.jpg |
+
  |Name = Bill Cunningham
  political position = Illinois House of Representatives District 35 |
+
  |Profile picture = William Cunningham.jpg
  incumbency          = Incumbent |
+
|Position = Illinois State Senate District 18
  assumed office     = January 12, 2011 |
+
  |Status = Incumbent
  term ends          = 2013 |
+
  |Tenure = January 12, 2013-Present
  political party    = [[Democratic]]|
+
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 14, 2015]]
  profession          = |
+
|Assumed office = 2013
  website             = [http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1781 House website]|
+
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
   
+
|Leadership =
}}{{tnr}}'''Bill Cunningham''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]].  Cunningham represents the 35th District. He was elected in [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010#District 35|November of 2010]].
+
|Years leadership =
 +
|Leadership 2 =
 +
|Years leadership 2 =
 +
|Leadership 3 =
 +
|Years leadership 3 =
 +
|Leadership 4 =
 +
|Years leadership 4 =
 +
|Leadership 5 =
 +
|Years leadership 5 =
 +
|Base salary = $67,836/year
 +
|Per diem = $111/day
 +
|Pension  =
 +
|Last election =
 +
|Appointed =
 +
|Appointed by =
 +
|First elected = [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 +
|Term limits =
 +
|Next election = November 4, 2014
 +
|Prior office = Illinois House of Representatives District 35
 +
|Prior office years = 2011-2013
 +
  |Prior office 2 =  
 +
|Prior office 2 years =
 +
  |Prior office 3 =  
 +
|Prior office 3 years =
 +
|High school =
 +
|Associate's =
 +
|Bachelor's = University of Illinois at Chicago, 1990
 +
|Master's =
 +
  |J.D. =  
 +
|Ph.D. =
 +
  |M.D. =  
 +
|Other =
 +
  |Military =  
 +
|Years of service =
 +
  |Military 2 =
 +
|Years of service 2  =
 +
|Citations =
 +
|Birthday =
 +
|Place of birth = Chicago, Il
 +
|Profession =
 +
|Religion =
 +
|Office website = http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?MemberID=1781  
 +
|Campaign website =
 +
  |Personal website =
 +
}}{{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.
 +
 
 +
==Committee assignments==
 +
===2013-2014===
 +
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cunningham served on the following committees:
 +
{{Committee Assignments
 +
|State = Illinois
 +
|year = 2013
 +
|Collapse =
 +
|Chamber = State Senate
 +
|Committee1 = Committee of the Whole
 +
|Chair4 = Vice-Chairperson
 +
|Chair2 =
 +
|Committee2 = Criminal Law
 +
|Committee3 = Education
 +
|Committee4 = Human Services
 +
|Committee5 = Labor and Commerce
 +
|Committee6 =
 +
|Committee7 =
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
===2011-2012===
 +
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cunningham served on the following committees:
 +
{{Committee Assignments
 +
|State = Illinois
 +
|year = 2011
 +
|Collapse = Yes
 +
|Chamber = State Senate
 +
|Committee1 = Appropriations-Public Safety
 +
|Chair1 =
 +
|Chair2 =
 +
|Committee2 = Cities & Villages
 +
|Committee3 = Judiciary II - Criminal Law
 +
|Committee4 = Labor
 +
|Committee5 = Transportation: Vehicles & Safety
 +
|Committee6 =
 +
|Committee7 =
 +
}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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>
+
===2012===
{{Votepercentbox |
+
::''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  office = Illinois House of Representatives, District 35 (2010)
+
  
 +
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>
 +
 +
{{Election box 2012
 +
|Collapse =
 +
|Chamber= Illinois State Senate, District 18, General Election
 +
|party1= Democratic
 +
|party2= Republican
 +
|winner1 = Bill Cunningham
 +
|Inc1 =
 +
|candidate2 = Barbara Ruth Bellar
 +
|votes1 = 60325
 +
|votes2 = 34338
 
}}
 
}}
  
 +
===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>
 +
{{Election box 2010
 +
|Chamber= Illinois House of Representatives, District 35 General Election
 +
|party1=Democratic
 +
|party2=Republican
 +
|winner1 = Bill Cunningham
 +
|Inc1 =
 +
|candidate2 = Barbara Ruth Bellar
 +
|votes1 = 21649
 +
|votes2 = 15450
 +
}}
 +
 +
==Campaign donors==
 +
===2012===
 +
{{State leg donor}}
 +
===2010===
 +
 +
In 2010, Cunningham raised $155,124 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IL&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
 +
 +
His three largest contributors were:
 +
 +
{{legislative donor box}}
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Bill Cunningham''' (D)
+
| Illinois Democratic Party
| align="right" | '''21,649'''
+
| Align="Right" | $71,182
| align="center" | '''58.35%'''
+
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="2" | Barbara Ruth Bellar (R)
+
| Citizens For Michael F Sheahan
| align="right" | 15,450
+
| Align="Right" | $5,000
| align="center" | 41.65%
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
+
| Friends Of Dart
 +
| Align="Right" | $5,000
 
|}
 
|}
  
 +
==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."<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====
 +
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==
 +
Cunningham and his wife, Juliana, have two children.
 +
 +
==Recent news==
 +
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Bill + Cunningham + Illinois + Legislature'''
 +
:''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+Cunningham+Illinois+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Bill Cunningham News Feed</rss>
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}  
 
{{submit a leg link}}  
 
*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1781 Illinois House of Representatives - Bill Cunningham]
 
*[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://www.elections.state.il.us/ElectionInformation/ElecPdfViewer.aspx?ListType=ALL%20CANDIDATES%20AS%20OF%205/10/2010%206:33%20PM&ElectionID=29&ElectionType=GE&ElectionDate=11/2/2010&StatusSearchType=Matches&Status=AP&OrderBy=ORDER%20BY%20OfficeBallotGroup,%20OfficeSequence,%20PartySequence,%20vwCandidates.Sequence,%20BracketID,%20vwCandidates.ID&ReportType=MediaReport&ReportFileName=CanMedia.rpt Complete 2010 General Election candidate list]
+
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=127803 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
* [http://www.southtownstar.com/news/mcqueary/2591314,081210mcqueary.article Scramble afoot for Joyce seat]
+
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=132433 2010]
* [http://www.beverlyreview.net/atf.php?sid=1976&current_edition=2010-07-07 Committee picks Cunningham]
+
  
==Refernces==
+
==References==
 
{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
 
  
 
{{start box}}
 
{{start box}}
 
{{s-off}}
 
{{s-off}}
{{succession box | before = [[Kevin Joyce]] | title = Illinois House of Representatives District 35 | years = 2011–present | after = NA}}
+
{{succession box | before = [[Edward Maloney]] (D)| title = Illinois State Senate District 18 | years = 2013–present | after = NA}}
 +
{{succession box | before = [[Kevin Joyce]] (D)| title = Illinois House of Representatives District 35 | years = 2011–2013 | after = [[Frances Ann Hurley]] (D)}}
 
{{end box}}
 
{{end box}}
  
{{Illinois House of Representatives}}
+
{{Illinois State Senators}}
 
{{Illinois}}
 
{{Illinois}}
  
 +
[[Category:Current member, Illinois State Senate]]
 +
{{senelec|2012}}
 
[[Category:Democratic Party]]
 
[[Category:Democratic Party]]
 
[[Category:Illinois]]
 
[[Category:Illinois]]
 
[[Category:2010 candidate]]
 
[[Category:2010 candidate]]
[[Category:Current member, Illinois House of Representatives]]
+
[[Category:Former member, Illinois House of Representatives]]
 
[[Category:House of Representatives candidate, 2010]]
 
[[Category:House of Representatives candidate, 2010]]
 
[[Category:2010 challenger]]
 
[[Category:2010 challenger]]
Line 60: Line 192:
 
[[Category:2010 open seat]]
 
[[Category:2010 open seat]]
 
{{houseelec|2010}}
 
{{houseelec|2010}}
 +
{{Slpcandidate|Year=2012|Status=challenger|Chamber=State Senate|Primary=W|General=W|Open=}}
 +
{{Inc new office|State House|State Senate|2012}}
 +
{{incretire|State House|2012}}

Revision as of 11:07, 2 July 2013

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.

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

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

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.[1][2][3]

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.[4][5]

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Cunningham raised $155,124 in contributions. [6]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Illinois Democratic Party $71,182
Citizens For Michael F Sheahan $5,000
Friends Of Dart $5,000

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."[7][8]

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.[8]

Personal

Cunningham and his wife, Juliana, have two children.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Bill + Cunningham + Illinois + Legislature

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...

External links

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

References

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