Chris Lauzen

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Chris Lauzen
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Illinois State Senate District 25
Former member
In office
1993 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1992
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sDuke University (1974)
Master'sHarvard University (1978)
Date of birthDecember 30, 1952
Place of birthAurora, Illinois
ReligionRoman Catholic
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Chris Lauzen is a former Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 25 from 1993 to 2013.

Lauzen graduated from Duke University with his Bachelor's Degree in 1974 in Management Science and earned his Master's in Business Administration from Harvard in 1978.

Before becoming a Senator, Lauzen was the owner of his own accounting firm.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lauzen served on these committees:



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2010

Lauzen won re-election to the 25th District Seat in the Illinois State Senate against Democrat Leslie N. Juby.[2]

Illinois State Senate, District 25 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Lauzen (R) 70,842 69.26%
Leslie N. Juby (D) 31,444 30.74%
The election took place on November 2, 2010. Lauzen was challenged by P. Sean Michels in the Republican primary election on February 2nd.[3]


On November 7, 2006, Republican Chris Lauzen won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 25 receiving 56,976 votes, ahead of Democrat Frank Craig (30,664 votes).[4]

Illinois State Senate, District 25 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Lauzen (R) 56,976
Frank Craig (D) 30,664

Campaign donors


In 2010, Lauzen received $160,106 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]


In 2006, Lauzen collected $183,531 in donations.[6]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Chris & Sarah Lauzen $86,000
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $6,000
John Reeves $5,000
John & Julie Reeves $5,000
John Deere & Co. $3,000
Illinois State Medical Society $3,000
Republican Renaissance Pac $2,500
Peter & Joann Daleiden $2,500
Peter Orum $2,500
Robert Bonifas $2,500
Dick Wake $2,500
Family Taxpayers Network $2,500
Dorel & Claudia Nasui $2,100
Enterprise Rent-A-Car $2,000
Illinois Automobile Dealers Association $2,000
Comcast $2,000
Illinois Chamber of Commerce $2,000
Caterpillar $2,000
Philip Morris $2,000
Illinois Retail Merchants Association $1,900

District 25

Lauzen represents Illinois Senate District 25. District 25 includes Western Chicago suburbs including Aurora and Naperville[7].


Chris is married to Sarah Lauzen. They have four children and resides in Aurora, Illinois.


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."[8][9]


Lauzen received a score of 75.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 13th highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[9]

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Preceded by
Illinois Senate District 25
Succeeded by
Jim Oberweis (R)