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}}{{tnr}}'''Carol Sente''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 59 since 2009. She was appointed to fill the seat after the resignation of [[Kathleen A. Ryg]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Carol Sente''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 59. She was first appointed to the chamber in 2009.
 
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Sente formerly served as Vice President of the [[sunshinereview:Vernon Hills, Illinois|Vernon Hills]] Park District Board.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=116450 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Sente]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==

Revision as of 15:26, 1 July 2013

Carol Sente
Carol Sente.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 59
Incumbent
In office
September 12, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedSeptember 12, 2009
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sIndiana University
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Carol Sente is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 59. She was first appointed to the chamber in 2009.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education
Business Growth & Incentives, Chair
Environment, Vice-chair
Personnel & Pensions
State Government Administration
Veterans' Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Sente's campaign website lists the following issues:[1]

  • Fresh ideas for changing Springfield’s old business as usual
Excerpt: "As a new State Representative, I have not been in Springfield long, but I am already working to change 'business as usual.'"
  • Fighting Corruption
Excerpt: "I want to transform the politics of the past by passing a new law imposing mandatory jail time for serious government ethics violations and stripping public pensions from officials who commit crimes in office."
  • Restoring Fiscal Accountability
Excerpt: "As a former small business owner, I believe the state needs to account for every dime it spends and am fighting to require the state to budget for outcomes and eliminate wasteful spending."
  • Planning for the Future
Excerpt: "I am also using my experience as the former owner of an architectural firm specializing in environmentally friendly design to push for the development of green technologies, including renewable energy and advanced manufacturing, that will create jobs and lessen our dependence on foreign oil."
  • Creating Jobs
Excerpt: "As a business woman, I feel it is unacceptable for corporations to take tax breaks and move jobs out of Illinois to foreign countries. I will fight for a law that requires businesses that move jobs out of state to refund the tax breaks they received and I support rewarding businesses that create and retain good-paying jobs."

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sente won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 59. Sente was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated District 53 incumbent Sidney Mathias (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Sente Incumbent 56.2% 22,060
     Republican Sidney Mathias 43.8% 17,171
Total Votes 39,231


2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sente won re-election to the 59th District seat against Republican Dan Sugrue.[5] She defeated Elliott Hartstein in the Democratic primary on February 2nd by a margin of 4,119 to 1,925. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. [6] [7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 59 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Carol Sente (D) 16,459 52.97%
Dan Sugrue (R) 14,614 47.03%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Sente collected $613,289 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[8]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carol Sente's campaign in 2010
Illinois Democratic Party$267,268
Friends Of Michael Madigan$52,586
Illinois Health Care Association$34,553
Friends Of Michael J Madigan$31,227
Illinois Pro-Choice$11,197
Total Raised in 2010 $613,289

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."[9][10]

2012

Sente received a score of 75.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B- according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 12th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kathleen A. Ryg (D)
Illinois House of Representatives District 59
2009-present
Succeeded by
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