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Bill Cunningham (Illinois)

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Bill Cunningham
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Illinois House of Representatives District 35
Assumed office
January 12, 2011
Current term ends
January 12, 2013
Political party Democratic
Website House website
Bill Cunningham is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives. Cunningham represents the 35th District. He was elected in November of 2010.

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.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cunningham has been appointed to the following committees:


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.[1][2]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 35 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Cunningham (D) 21,649 58.35%
Barbara Ruth Bellar (R) 15,450 41.65%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Cunningham raised $155,124 in contributions. [3]

His three largest contributors were:

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


Cunningham and his wife, Juliana, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kevin Joyce
Illinois House of Representatives District 35
Succeeded by