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  |Name = Bill Cunningham
 
  |Name = Bill Cunningham
 
  |Profile picture = William Cunningham.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = William Cunningham.jpg
  |Position = Illinois House of Representatives District 35
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  |Position = Illinois State Senate District 18
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
  |Tenure = January 12, 2011-Present
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  |Tenure = January 12, 2013-Present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 12, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 14, 2015]]
  |Assumed office = 2011
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  |Assumed office = 2013
 
  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
  |Leadership =  
 
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  |Base salary = $67,836/year  
 
  |Base salary = $67,836/year  
  |Per diem = $132/per session day
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  |Per diem = $111/day
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Last election =  
 
  |Last election =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
  |First elected = [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |First elected = [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Term limits =  
 
  |Term limits =  
  |Next election = [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
  |Prior office =  
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  |Prior office = Illinois House of Representatives District 35
  |Prior office years =  
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  |Prior office years = 2011-2013
 
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}}{{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]].
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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.
  
Cunningham is a full-time state legislator. Previously he worked for 20 years in the Cook County sheriff's office, 16 served as community affairs director to Sheriff Michael Sheahan and four as chief of staff for Sheriff Tom Dart; he has also worked as a youth soccer coach. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Cunningham and his wife, Juliana, have two children.
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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.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cunningham served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Illinois
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|year = 2013
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|Collapse =
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Committee of the Whole
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|Chair4 = Vice-Chairperson
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|Chair2 =
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|Committee2 = Criminal Law
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|Committee3 = Education
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|Committee4 = Human Services
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|Committee5 = Labor and Commerce
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|Committee6 =
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|Committee7 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cunningham has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cunningham served on the following committees:
* [[Appropriations-Public Safety Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Appropriations-Public Safety]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Cities & Villages Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Cities & Villages]]
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|State = Illinois
* [[Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Judiciary II - Criminal Law]]
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|year = 2011
* [[Labor Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Labor]]
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Transportation: Vehicles & Safety]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Appropriations-Public Safety
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|Chair1 =
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|Chair2 =
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|Committee2 = Cities & Villages
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|Committee3 = Judiciary II - Criminal Law
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|Committee4 = Labor
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|Committee5 = Transportation: Vehicles & Safety
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|Committee6 =
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|Committee7 =
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Cunningham
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|Full name = Bill Cunningham
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|year = 2010
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|Editdate = July 16, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=147536 ''followthemoney.org'', "Cunningham, Bill," accessed July 16, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 174594
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 18]]
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|totalraised2010 = 155124
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010|Illinois State House, District 35]]
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}}
  
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> 
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Cunningham  
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|full Name = Bill Cunningham
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142734
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 174,594
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|org1 = Illinois Democratic Party
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|org2 = Senate Democrats Victory Fund
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|org3 = Illinois Education Association
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|org4 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|org5 = At&T
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|orgamount1 = 38259
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|orgamount2 = 10043
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|orgamount3 = 6500
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|orgamount4 = 5000
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|orgamount5 = 4955
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|}}
  
His three largest contributors were:
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Cunningham
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|full Name = Bill Cunningham
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=132433
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|office= Illinois House of Representatives
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 155,124
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|org1 = Illinois Democratic Party
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|org2 = Friends of Dart
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|org3 = Citizens for Michael F Sheahan
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|org4 = Illinois Education Association
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|org5 = Chicago Federation of Labor & Industrial Union Council
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|orgamount1 = 71182
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 2500
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|orgamount5 = 2500
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|}}
  
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==Scorecards==
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===Illinois Opportunity Project===
| Illinois Democratic Party
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::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
| Align="Right" | $71,182
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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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====2012====
| Citizens For Michael F Sheahan
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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"/>
| Align="Right" | $5,000
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==Personal==
| Friends Of Dart
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Cunningham and his wife, Juliana, have two children.
| Align="Right" | $5,000
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==Personal==
 
Cunningham and his wife, Juliana, have two children.
 
 
 
==External links==
 
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*[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=132433 2010]
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*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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Revision as of 15:49, 16 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

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.[6]

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."[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

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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)