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Christian Mitchell

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Christian Mitchell
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Illinois House of Representatives District 26
Incumbent
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Chicago
Personal
ProfessionCommunity Organizer
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Christian Mitchell is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 26 since 2013.

Mitchell earned his bachelor's degree in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago. He is employed as a community organizer. In 2010, he was deputy field director for the Lisa Madigan re-election campaign. He was also campaign manager for Will Burns, Alderman, 4th Ward, in 2010.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Mitchell's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Ethics Policy
Excerpt: "The people of the 26th district have long supported reform efforts and elected officials who work to make government more accountable. Christian Mitchell pledges to uphold this tradition as State Representative."
  • Transportation Policy
Excerpt: "As State Representative, Christian will pursue several goals to maintain and enhance the state’s transportation system."
  • Jobs Policy
Excerpt: "Illinois needs more jobs. Our state’s unemployment rate is 9.8 percent, 1.5 points higher than the national rate. Entrepreneurs and businesses face an unstable financial landscape that impedes job creation."
  • Energy Policy
Excerpt: "The state of Illinois is at a crossroads with respect to energy use and the environment. We must re-examine our energy sources: fossil fuel use pollutes our air and skews the nation’s foreign policy."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture & Conservation
Energy
Health Care Availability Access
State Government Administration

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mitchell won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 26. Mitchell defeated Kenny Johnson in the March 20 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristian Mitchell 100% 37,002
Total Votes 37,002


Illinois House of Representatives, District 26 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChristian Mitchell 51.9% 6,739
Kenny Johnson 48.1% 6,238
Total Votes 12,977

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kimberly du Buclet (D)
Illinois House of Representatives District 26
2013–present
Succeeded by
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