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Pankau is running for re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] in District 23 in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]]. Pankau is running against [[Randy Ramey]] in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[ ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref>
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Carole Pankau
Carole pankau.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 23
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 10
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois House of Representatives
1993 – 2005
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois (1981)
Date of birthAugust 13, 1947
Place of birthValparaiso, Indiana
Office website
Personal website
Carole Pankau (born August 13, 1947) is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate. She has represented the 23rd District since 2004 and currently serves as Minority Whip.


Carole earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with Honors from the University of Illinois.

Pankau served on the DuPage County Board for eight years and the Keeneyville School District 20 Board member for eight years before being elected to the Illinois State House of Representatives in 1993. She was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 2004.[1]

She resides in Roselle, Illinois with her husband, Anthony. They have four grown children.[2]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pankau has been appointed to these committees:



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Pankau is running for re-election to the Illinois State Senate in District 23 in the 2012 election. Pankau is running against Randy Ramey in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[3]


On November 4, 2008, Republican Carole Pankau won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 23. She ran unopposed receiving 61,795 votes.[4]

Illinois State Senate, District 23 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Carole Pankau (R) 61,795

Campaign donors


In 2008, Pankau collected $242,167 in donations.[5]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Republican State Senate Campaign CMTE of Illinois $40,545
Illinois State Medical Society $7,000
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $5,250
Electrical Workers Local 701 $5,200
Illinois Chamber of Commerce $5,000
UPS $5,000
Ameren $4,750
Comcast $4,500
Illinois Realtors Association $4,450
Caterpillar $4,000
AT&T $3,500
Itasca Bank & Trust Co. $3,340
Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association $3,000
Bluestar Energy Services $2,550
Illinois Merchants Association $2,500
Illinois State Dental Society $2,250
Tasty Catering $2,200
Illinois Automobile Dealers Association $2,100
Cable Television & Communications Association of Illinois $2,000
Steel Workers Local 17 $2,000


Carole Pankau serves on the following committees:

2006 State Comptroller Campaign

In 2006, Carole Pankau challenged Democrat incumbent state Comptroller Dan Hynes, losing 31% to Hynes' 64%.

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Preceded by
Illinois Senate District 23
Succeeded by