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Darin LaHood
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Illinois State Senate District 37
In office
March 1, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedFebruary 2011
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Darin LaHood is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 37. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2011.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations II
Committee of the Whole
Licensed Activities and Pensions
Public Health


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



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

LaHood won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in District 37 in the 2012 election. LaHood was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20 and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Illinois State Senate, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDarin LaHood Incumbent 100% 58,381
Total Votes 58,381

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for LaHood is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, LaHood raised a total of $381,168 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[5]

Darin LaHood's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 37 Won $381,168
Grand Total Raised $381,168


LaHood won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, LaHood raised a total of $381,168.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Darin LaHood's campaign in 2012
Kleine Equipment Inc$10,000
Osf Saint Francis Inc$8,500
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois$8,500
Brewers Distributing$6,500
Citizens For Dale Risinger$6,000
Total Raised in 2012$381,168
Source: Follow the Money


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]


LaHood 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.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dale Risinger
Illinois Senate District 11
March 2011–present
Succeeded by