Carole Pankau

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Carole Pankau
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Illinois State Senate District 23
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website Official website
Carole Pankau (born August 13, 1947) currently serves as the Illinois State Senator for the 23rd District, and is a member of the Republican Party.


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]



On November 4, 2008, Republican Carole Pankau won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 23. She ran unopposed receiving 61,795 votes.[3]

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.[4]

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%.

External links


Political offices
Preceded by
Illinois Senate District 23
Succeeded by
  1. Pankau State Senate Republican Website
  2. IL State Senate Republican Caucus biography
  3. Illinois Senate election results for 2008
  4. Pankau Campaign Donors