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Dave Syverson
Dave Syverson.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 35
Incumbent
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 1992
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sRock Valley College
Personal
BirthdayJune 29, 1957
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Dave Syverson is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 35 and serving as Minority Caucus Leader. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Syverson earned his Bachelor's from Rock Valley College. His professional experience includes working as an insurance agency owner.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Environment
Executive
Human Services
Insurance
Public Health

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Gaming license

On December 1, 2010, the Illinois Senate voted 31-20 in favor of a plan that allows for five additional casinos and electronic gaming at horse track facilities, increasing the number of licenses for casinos in the state to 15.

Under the plan, new casinos would operate in Chicago, southern Cook County, Danville, Rockford and Waukegan.

"Is it a huge expansion? Yes, I'm not going to deny it. But we have a huge deficit in the state of Illinois, we have got huge problems in the state of Illinois, so you don't look at little things to fix it, you look at big things to fix it," said the bill's sponsor, Sen. Terry Link, D-Waukegan.

Lawmakers like William Haine would prefer another way to increase revenue.

"It's not the best thing we could do. It's not good, but it's the only thing available for new * Revenue Committee, Illinois State Senate," said Sen. Haine, D-Alton.

Syverson said a casino in his backyard could keep Illinois gamers from going up to Wisconsin to play the slots.

"Now we have an opportunity to bring those Wisconsin dollars to Illinois," Swerson said. "So it's good for Illinois in two ways. One it's creating new jobs and new * Revenue Committee, Illinois State Senate, but it's also bringing out-of-state money here."[2]

Campaign themes

2012

Syverson's campaign website lists the following issues:[3]

  • Creating Jobs
Excerpt: "Dave Syverson has the knowledge it takes to create jobs and revive our economy. For more than 20 years he has worked in the private sector creating jobs in the Northern Illinois region."
  • Supporting Veterans
Excerpt: "We owe our Nation’s Veterans a debt of gratitude for protecting the freedoms we enjoy every day."
  • Cutting Taxes
Excerpt: "Illinois does not have a revenue problem; it has a spending problem."
  • Improving Education
Excerpt: "Illinois must have a world-class education system if we expect our children and our companies to be competitive in this global economy."
  • Reducing Government
Excerpt: "We must cut state government to free up resources for productive investment."

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Syverson, current District 34 incumbent, won re-election to the Senate in District 35 in the 2012. Syverson defeated incumbent Christine Johnson (R) in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012 and was unopposed in the November 6, 2012 general election.[4][5][6][7]

Illinois State Senate, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Syverson Incumbent 100% 72,411
Total Votes 72,411


Illinois State Senate, District 35 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDave Syverson Incumbent 57.6% 14,368
Christine J. Johnson Incumbent 42.4% 10,592
Total Votes 24,960

Syverson was targeted for defeat in the primary by Family-Pac.[8]

2010

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2010

Syverson won re-election to the 34th District Seat in the Illinois State Senate against Democrat Marla Wilson.[9]

Illinois State Senate, District 34 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dave Syverson (R) 28,145 52.56%
Marla Wilson (D) 25,407 47.44%

The election took place on November 2, 2010. Syverson ran unopposed in the Republican primary election on February 2nd.[10]

2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Dave Syverson won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 34 receiving 29,131 votes, ahead of Democrat Daniel Lewandowski (23,120 votes).[11]


Illinois State Senate, District 34 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dave Syverson (R) 29,131
Daniel Lewandowski (D) 23,120

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Syverson is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Syverson raised a total of $4,388,919 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[12]

Dave Syverson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 35 Won $524,961
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 34 Won $738,807
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 34 Not up for election $289,536
2006 Illinois State Senate, District 34 Won $994,848
2004 Illinois State Senate, District 34 Not up for election $360,852
2002 Illinois State Senate, District 34 Won $337,351
2000 Illinois State Senate, District 34 Not up for election $285,243
1998 Illinois State Senate, District 34 Won $319,250
1996 Illinois State Senate, District 34 Won $538,071
Grand Total Raised $4,388,919

2012

Syverson won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Syverson raised a total of $524,961.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dave Syverson's campaign in 2012
Arnold, D$42,000
Illinois Health Care Association$37,000
Syverson, Dave$31,150
Fiscal Accountability$19,180
Illinois St42000ate Dental Society$13,500
Total Raised in 2012$524,961
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Syverson won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Syverson raised a total of $738,807.

2008

Syverson was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Syverson raised a total of $289,536.

2006

Syverson won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Syverson raised a total of $994,848.

2004

Syverson was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Syverson raised a total of $360,852.

2002

Syverson won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Syverson raised a total of $337,351.

2000

Syverson was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Syverson raised a total of $285,243.

1998

Syverson won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Syverson raised a total of $319,250.

1996

Syverson won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Syverson raised a total of $538,071.

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."[13][14]

2012

Syverson 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.[14]

Personal

Dave and his wife, Shirley, have two children.

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