|Running for Illinois State Senate|
|Date of primary||March 20, 2012|
|General election||November 6, 2012|
|Illinois House of Representatives District 35|
|January 12, 2011-Present|
|January 12, 2013|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$132/per session day|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||University of Illinois at Chicago, 1990|
|Place of birth||Chicago, Il|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cunningham has been appointed to the following committees:
- Appropriations-Public Safety
- Cities & Villages
- Judiciary II - Criminal Law
- Transportation: Vehicles & Safety
- See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012
Cunningham is running for election to the 18th District seat in the Illinois State Senate in 2012. He was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20 and will face Republican Barbara Ruth Bellar in the general election on November 6, 2012.
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.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 35 General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Barbara Ruth Bellar||41.6%||15,450|
In 2010, Cunningham raised $155,124 in contributions. 
His three largest contributors were:
|Illinois Democratic Party||$71,182|
|Citizens For Michael F Sheahan||$5,000|
|Friends Of Dart||$5,000|
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Cunningham and his wife, Juliana, have two children.
- Illinois House of Representatives - Bill Cunningham
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
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