Christine Radogno

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Christine Radogno
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Illinois State Senate District 41
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 18
Senate Minority Leader
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLoyola University
Master'sLoyola University
Date of birthDecember 21, 1952
Place of birthOak Park, Illinois
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Campaign website
Christine Radogno is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate. She has represented District 41 since 1997 and currently serves as Minority Leader. Radongo was re-elected in November of 2008 with her term expiring in 2012.

Radongo graduated with her Bachelor's and Master's in Social Work Degree from Loyola-Chicago. Before becoming a Senator, Radongo was a social worker and a part-time Trustee for LaGrange.

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Radogno served on these committees:[1]


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Christine Radogno endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Radogno won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 41. Radogno was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012 and was unopposed in the general election, which takes place November 6, 2012.[3]

Illinois State Senate, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristine Radogno Incumbent 100% 79,517
Total Votes 79,517


On November 4, 2008, Republican Christine Radogno won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 41 receiving 74,777 votes, ahead of Democrat Audrey Manley (42,848 votes).[4]

Illinois State Senate, District 41 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christine Radogno (R) 74,777
Audrey Manley (D) 42,848

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2008, Radogno collected $500,454 in donations.[5]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
AT&T $19,237
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $15,500
Illinois Realtors Association $13,500
Cable Television & Communications Association of Illinois $11,500
Ameren $11,000
Citizens for Frank Watson $9,812
Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association $9,500
Cameli & Hoag Radogno $8,000
Illinois Health Care Association $7,500
Illinois State Medical Society $6,573
Illinois Merchants Association $6,000
American Insurance Association $5,750
Illinois Credit Union League $5,625
Illinois Podiatric Medical Association $5,500
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce $5,500
Walgreens $5,450
AFSCME Illinois Council 31 $5,250
Travelers Indemnity $5,000
Christine Radogno $5,000
Service Employees Local 880 $5,000


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."[6][7]


Radogno received a score of 100.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of A+ according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[7]

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District 41

Radogno represents Illinois Senate District 41. District 41 includes the Southwest Chicago suburbs of LaGrange and Lemont[8].


Christine is married to Nunzio Randango. They have three children and reside in LaGrange, Illinois.

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Illinois Senate District 41
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