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  |Name =Dan Kotowski
 
  |Name =Dan Kotowski
 
  |Profile picture =Dan Kotowski.jpg
 
  |Profile picture =Dan Kotowski.jpg
  |Position = Illinois State Senate District 33
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  |Position = Illinois State Senate District 28
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure =2007 - Present
 
  |Tenure =2007 - Present
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  |Religion =
 
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  |Office website =http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1724
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  |Office website =http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?MemberID=1935
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.dankotowski.com/welcome/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.dankotowski.com/welcome/
 
  |Personal website =  
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Dan Kotowski''' is a [[Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]].   Before becoming a Senator, Kotowski was the Executive Director of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, a pro-gun control group.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Dan Kotowski''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
  
Kotowski graduated from the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana with his Bachelor's degree in Communications and his Master's Degree from DePaul University.
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==Biography==
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Kotowski earned his B.S. in Communications from the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana and his M.S. from DePaul University. His professional experience includes working as the Executive Director of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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|Committee4 = Criminal Law
 
|Committee4 = Criminal Law
 
|Committee5 = Higher Education
 
|Committee5 = Higher Education
|Committee6 =
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|Committee6 = Revenue
 
|Committee7 =
 
|Committee7 =
 
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|Committee7 = Legislative Audit
 
|Committee7 = Legislative Audit
 
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* Subcommittee on Property Taxes, Chair
 
* Subcommittee on Tax Credits
 
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
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===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Kotowski's campaign website lists the following two issue areas and links to [http://www.dankotowski.com/issues/ relevant news articles] about them:<ref>[http://www.dankotowski.com/issues/ ''Dan Kotowski '', "Issues," accessed October 21, 2012]</ref>
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Kotowski's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
 
*'''Political Corruption
 
*'''Political Corruption
 
*'''Middle Class Families
 
*'''Middle Class Families
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::''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Kotowski won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 28. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated [[Jim O'Donnell]] (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
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Kotowski won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 28. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated [[Jim O'Donnell (Illinois)]] (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections'', "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed February 11, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2012
 
{{Election box 2012
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===2008===
 
===2008===
 
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On November 4, 2008, Democrat Dan Kotowski won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate]] District 33 receiving 48,344 votes, ahead of Republican Michael Sweeney receiving 32,293 votes.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalsList.aspx?ElectionType=GE&ElectionID=22&SearchType=OfficeSearch&OfficeID=4428&QueryType=Office& ''Illinois Secretary of State'', "2008 Official general election results," accessed February 11, 2014]</ref>
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Dan Kotowski won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate]] District 33 receiving 48,344 votes, ahead of Republican Michael Sweeney receiving 32,293 votes.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IL&y=2008 ''Illinois Senate election results for 2008'']</ref>
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{{Votebox |
 
{{Votebox |
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Kotowski
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|Full name = Dan Kotowski
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|year = 2006
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|Editdate = July 17, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=7913 ''followthemoney.org'', "Kotowski, Dan," accessed July 17, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 1664424
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 28]]
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|totalraised2010 = 279821
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|result2010 = N/A
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|office2010 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 33]]
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|totalraised2008 = 912483
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2008|Illinois State Senate, District 33]]
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|totalraised2006 = 875500
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2006|Illinois State Senate, District 33]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Kotowski
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|full Name = Dan Kotowski
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143983
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 1,664,424
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|org1 = Illinois Senate Democratic Fund
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|org2 = Illinois Health Care Association
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|org3 = Illinois Education Association
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|org4 = Illinois Pro-Choice
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|org5 = Citizens for John Cullerton
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|orgamount1 = 229340
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|orgamount2 = 55288
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|orgamount3 = 43700
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|orgamount4 = 43410
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|orgamount5 = 41000
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|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Kotowski
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|full Name = Dan Kotowski
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116913
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 279,821
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|org1 = Illinois Health Care Association
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|org2 = Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
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|org3 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|org4 = Pickering & Associates Llc
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|org5 = Chicago Auto Trade Association
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|orgamount1 = 13000
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|orgamount2 = 12500
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|orgamount3 = 7500
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|orgamount4 = 6750
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|orgamount5 = 6000
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|}}
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===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008, Kotowski collected $912,483 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98731|2008 Kotowski Campaign Donors]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Kotowski  
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|full Name = Dan Kotowski
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98731
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 912,483
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|org1 = Illinois Senate Democratic Fund
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|org2 = Friends of Clayborne
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|org3 = Illinois Education Association
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|org4 = Illinois Health Care Association
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|org5 = Illinois Realtors Association
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|orgamount1 = 150000
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|orgamount2 = 44000
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|orgamount3 = 36000
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|orgamount4 = 27711
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|orgamount5 = 26488
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|}}
  
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
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===2006===
 
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{{SLP donor box 2006
{{legislative donor box}}
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|name = Kotowski
|-
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|full Name = Dan Kotowski
| Illinois Senate Democratic Fund
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79780
| align="right" | $150,000
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|office= Illinois State Senate
|-
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|new = yes
| Friends of Clayborne
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|party = Democratic
| align="right" | $44,000
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|total raised = 875,500
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|org1 = Illinois Senate Democratic Fund
| Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Pritzker, J B
| align="right" | $36,000
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|org3 = Illinois Pro-Choice
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|org4 = AFSCME Council 31
| Illinois Health Care Association
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|org5 = Cook County College Teachers Union
| align="right" | $27,711
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|orgamount1 = 229272
|-
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|orgamount2 = 52880
| Illinois Realtors Association
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|orgamount3 = 35059
| align="right" | $26,488
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|orgamount4 = 28000
|-
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|orgamount5 = 25060
| Friends of Don Harmon
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|}}
| align="right" | $26,000
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|-
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| Deep Blue Illinois
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| align="right" | $25,000
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|-
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| Illinois Federation of Teachers
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| align="right" | $21,000
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|-
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| Cook County College Teachers Union
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| align="right" | $18,500
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|-
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| Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
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| align="right" | $18,500
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|-
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| Illinois Laborers
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| align="right" | $15,500
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|-
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| Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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| align="right" | $12,000
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|-
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| Service Employees Local 880
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| align="right" | $10,000
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|-
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| Simmonscooper LLC
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| align="right" | $9,500
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|-
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| Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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| align="right" | $9,500
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|-
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| Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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| align="right" | $9,500
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|-
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| West Suburban Teachers Local 571
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| align="right" | $9,200
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|-
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| Illinois Credit Union League
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| align="right" | $8,250
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|-
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| Friends of A. J. Wilhelmi
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| align="right" | $8,000
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|-
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| Friends of Harper
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| align="right" | $7,500
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|}
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==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
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==District 33==
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Kotowski represents Illinois Senate District 33.  District 33 includes the Northwest Chicago suburbs of Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect<ref>[http://www.ilchamber.org/Chamber_PAC/District_maps/legislative_dist_neil.pdf "Illinois Chamber of * [[Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009]</ref>.
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==Personal==
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Kotowski resides in Park Ridge, Illinois.
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://www.dankotowski.com/welcome/ Campaign website]
 
* [http://www.dankotowski.com/welcome/ Campaign website]
* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1724 Biography, bills and committees] at  the Illinois General Assembly
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* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?MemberID=1935 Sen. Kotowski's website]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dan-Kotowski/6686403610 Dan Kotowski on Facebook]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143983 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116913 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98731 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79780 2006]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Revision as of 12:42, 13 February 2014

Dan Kotowski
Dan Kotowski.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 28
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois, Champaign–Urbana
Master'sDePaul University
Personal
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Dan Kotowski is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Kotowski earned his B.S. in Communications from the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana and his M.S. from DePaul University. His professional experience includes working as the Executive Director of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Vice-Chairperson
Appropriations II, Chairperson
Committee of the Whole
Criminal Law
Higher Education
Revenue

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Kotowski's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Political Corruption
  • Middle Class Families

Raising lawmaker salaries

In May 2011, Illinois Senate lawmakers entertained a bill, SB2467, which included an “additional amounts per year” for select lawmakers: committee chairmen and committee minority spokesmen and spokeswomen. Sen. Dan Kotowski sponsored the measure.

The lump-sum appropriations in the proposal would increase pay for Senate committee chiefs by 14 percent. House committee bosses would see a 47-percent jump in pay. The increases were on top of the base $67,836 annual salaries that all lawmakers earn. Committee and leadership posts bring extra pay. In other words, more taxpayers’ money would be funneled into extra pay for select lawmakers, said Sen. Dale Righter.

“So there’s some games being played here,” said Righter, a member of the Senate Executive Committee. “And sometimes that’s the way things happen — like this — is because (Democrats) want to do it before anyone really sees it.”

However, Kotowski said this move would restore the public’s good faith and trust to the government.

“We’re basically changing the existing law, to require legislators to work 12 days without getting paid,” he said. “That’s very, very, important, and that’s going to lead to reduction in salaries across the board this year and a total of saving $1.2 million for taxpayers.”

Lawmakers do want the public to notice when they cut their own pay, Righter and Kotowski said.

“But not this, the increasing the stipend (proposal), because it kind of makes it look like, ‘OK you’re taking it out of your pocket over here, but you’re going to shove your other pocket full,’” Righter said. “That’s what it looks like, like the outset that they’re trying to do here.”[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Kotowski won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 28. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated Jim O'Donnell (Illinois) (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Illinois State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Kotowski Incumbent 57.3% 45,656
     Republican Jim O'Donnell 42.7% 34,035
Total Votes 79,691

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Dan Kotowski won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 33 receiving 48,344 votes, ahead of Republican Michael Sweeney receiving 32,293 votes.[6]

Illinois State Senate, District 33 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Kotowski (D) 48,344
Michael Sweeney (R) 32,293

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kotowski is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Kotowski raised a total of $3,732,228 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[7]

Dan Kotowski's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 28 Won $1,664,424
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 33 Not up for election $279,821
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 33 Won $912,483
2006 Illinois State Senate, District 33 Won $875,500
Grand Total Raised $3,732,228

2012

Kotowski won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kotowski raised a total of $1,664,424.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dan Kotowski's campaign in 2012
Illinois Senate Democratic Fund$229,340
Illinois Health Care Association$55,288
Illinois Education Association$43,700
Illinois Pro-Choice$43,410
Citizens for John Cullerton$41,000
Total Raised in 2012$1,664,424
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kotowski was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Kotowski raised a total of $279,821.

2008

Kotowski won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Kotowski raised a total of $912,483.

2006

Kotowski won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Kotowski raised a total of $875,500.

Scorecards

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]

2012

Kotowski received a score of 50.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 32nd highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[9]

Recent news

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Millner (R)
Illinois Senate District 28
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Illinois Senate District 33
2006–2013
Succeeded by
Karen McConnaughay