Brandon W. Phelps

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Brandon W. Phelps
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Illinois House of Representatives District 118
Incumbent
In office
June 2003-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJune 2003
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sEastern Illinois University, 1992
Personal
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Brandon W. Phelps is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 118. He was first appointed to the chamber in June 2003.

Biography

Phelps' earned his B.A. in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University in 1992. His professional experience includes working as a union organizing director.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-Higher Education
Energy
Environment
Health Care Licenses
Labor & Commerce
Public Utilities, Chair
Veterans' Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Phelps served on the following committees:

Issues

Concealed carry

Phelps disagreed with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) on a 2011 concealed carry bill. Governor Quinn declared that he would veto the bill, which would have allowed residents to carry concealed firearms in public places.

Phelps worked to garner enough support to move the legislation on to the Illinois State Senate and pushed for a vote in the House, despite Quinn's opposition.

"I just think that (Quinn) is wrong," Phelps told the media. "And you agree to disagree. Sometimes people within your own party disagree with what they say. And I totally disagree with him today."[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives 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 Brandon W. Phelps ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face Tabitha Tripp (G) in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Phelps won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 118. Phelps was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 118, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrandon W. Phelps Incumbent 100% 36,897
Total Votes 36,897

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Phelps won re-election to the 118th District seat unopposed. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 118 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Brandon W. Phelps (D) 27,476 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Brandon Phelps won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 118 receiving 32,724 votes, ahead of Republican Scott Doody who received 13,131 votes.[10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 118 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brandon Phelps (D) 32,724
Scott Doody (R) 13,131

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat Brandon Phelps won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 118 receiving 25,105 votes ahead of Republican Rhonda Belford who received 13,212 votes.[11]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 118 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brandon Phelps (D) 25,105
Rhonda Belford (R) 13,212

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Phelps is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Phelps raised a total of $1,665,793 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[12]

Brandon W. Phelps's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 118 Won $344,913
2010 Illinois State House, District 118 Won $278,603
2008 Illinois State House, District 118 Won $240,105
2006 Illinois State House, District 118 Won $339,376
2004 Illinois State House, District 118 Won $204,551
2002 Illinois State House, District 118 Won $258,245
Grand Total Raised $1,665,793

2012

Phelps won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Phelps raised a total of $344,913.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brandon W. Phelps's campaign in 2012
Illinois Laborers$41,000
Illinois Education Association$17,000
Ameren$11,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$10,000
Illinois Credit Union League$7,600
Total Raised in 2012$344,913
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Phelps won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Phelps raised a total of $278,603.

2008

Phelps won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Phelps raised a total of $240,105.

2006

Phelps won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Phelps raised a total of $339,376.

2004

Phelps won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Phelps raised a total of $204,551.

2002

Phelps won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Phelps raised a total of $258,245.

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."[13][14]

2012

Phelps received a score of 50.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 55th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[14]

Personal

Phelps has one child.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 118
2003–present
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