Carole Pankau

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Carole Pankau
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Illinois State Senate District 23
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois (1981)
Personal
BirthdayAugust 13, 1947
Place of birthValparaiso, Indiana
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Carole Pankau (born August 13, 1947) is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate. She has represented the 23rd District since 2005 and currently serves as Minority Whip.

Background

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

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pankau served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Pankau ran for election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 23. Pankau defeated Randy Ramey in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012 and was defeated by Tom Cullerton (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Illinois State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Cullerton 51.2% 40,829
     Republican Carole Pankau 48.8% 38,920
Total Votes 79,749
Illinois State Senate, District 23 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCarole Pankau Incumbent 57.5% 10,366
Randy Ramey 42.5% 7,651
Total Votes 18,017

Endorsements

Pankau was endorsed by Family-Pac.[6]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Carole Pankau won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 23. She ran unopposed receiving 61,795 votes.[7]


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


Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Pankau collected $242,167 in donations.[8]

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


Committees

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%.

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

Pankau received a score of 100.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of A+ according to the IOP’s grading scale. Hier score was tied for the highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[10]

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