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Dan Duffy
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Illinois State Senate District 26
In office
January 2009 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 6
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sAugustana College
ProfessionComputer Consultant
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Dan Duffy is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate. Duffy was first elected to the Illinois Senate in November of 2008. He won re-election in 2012.

Duffy earned his Bachelor's in Speech Communications from Augustana College. His professional experience includes owning a computer consulting business.

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Environment, Minority Spokesperson
Human Services
Labor and Commerce
Public Pensions & State Investments
State Government & Veterans Affairs


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


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



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Duffy won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 26. Duffy was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated Democrat Amanda Howland in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Illinois State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Duffy Incumbent 62.9% 63,510
     Democratic Amanda Howland 37.1% 37,448
Total Votes 100,958


On November 4, 2008, Republican Dan Duffy won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 26 receiving 68,463 votes, ahead of Democrat Bill Gentes who received 41,740 votes.[5]

Illinois State Senate, District 26 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Duffy (R) 68,463
Bill Gentes (D) 41,740

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Duffy is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Duffy raised a total of $1,500,754 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[6]

Dan Duffy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 26 Won $237,787
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $286,885
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 26 Won $976,082
Grand Total Raised $1,500,754


Duffy won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Duffy raised a total of $237,787.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dan Duffy's campaign in 2012
International Capital Investment$20,000
The Pepper Companies$20,000
Hager Street Limited Partnership$10,000
Ryan Enterprises Group$10,000
Pepper, Roxelyn M$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$237,787
Source: Follow the Money


Duffy was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Duffy raised a total of $286,885.


Duffy won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Duffy raised a total of $976,082.


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."[7][8]


Duffy received a score of 100.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of A+ according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[8]


Dan and his wife, Kris, have five children.

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