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  |Name =Dave Syverson
 
  |Name =Dave Syverson
 
  |Profile picture =Dave Syverson.jpg
 
  |Profile picture =Dave Syverson.jpg
  |Position = Illinois State Senate District 34
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  |Position = Illinois State Senate District 35
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure =1993 - Present
 
  |Tenure =1993 - Present
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  |Years leadership 5 =  
 
  |Years leadership 5 =  
 
  |Base salary = $67,836/year
 
  |Base salary = $67,836/year
  |Per diem = $132/day
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  |Per diem = $111/day
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Last election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Last election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Campaign website =  
 
  |Campaign website =  
 
  |Personal website = http://www.senatordavesyverson.com/
 
  |Personal website = http://www.senatordavesyverson.com/
}}{{tnr}}'''Dave Syverson''' is a [[Republican Party (United States)|Republican]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]].  He has represented District 34 since 1993 and currently serves as [[State Senate Minority Caucus Leader|Minority Caucus Leader]]. Syverson was re-elected in November of 2010 with his term expiring in 2015. Syverson graduated from Rock Valley College. Before becoming a Senator, Syverson was an insurance agency owner.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Dave Syverson''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing [[Illinois State Senate District 35|District 35]] and serving as [[State Senate Minority Caucus Leader|Minority Caucus Leader]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.  
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Syverson earned his Bachelor's from Rock Valley College. His professional experience includes working as an insurance agency owner.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Syverson served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Illinois
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|year = 2013
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|Collapse =
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Committee of the Whole
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|Chair1 =
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|Chair2 =
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|Committee2 = Environment
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|Committee3 = Executive
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|Committee4 = Human Services
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|Committee5 = Insurance
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|Committee6 = Public Health
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|Committee7 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Syverson served on these committees:
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Syverson served on these committees:
* [[Appropriations Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Committee of the Whole, Illinois Senate]]
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|State = Illinois
* [[Gaming Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|year = 2011
* [[Human Services Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Insurance Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[Public Health Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Ranking Minority Member
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|Committee1 = Appropriations
* [[Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, Illinois General Assembly|Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability]]
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|Chair1 =
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|Chair6 = Ranking Minority Member
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|Committee2 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee3 = Gaming
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|Committee4 = Human Services
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|Committee5 = Insurance
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|Committee6 = Public Health
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|Committee7 = Government Forecasting and Accountability
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Syverson served on these committees:
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Syverson served on these committees:<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp ''Illinois General Assembly'', "List of Illinois Senate Committees," July 28, 2009]</ref>
* [[Appropriations Committee, Illinois State Senate|Appropriations I]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Deficit Reduction Committee, Illinois State Senate|Deficit Reduction]]
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|State = Illinois
* [[Energy Committee, Illinois State Senate|Energy]]
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|year = 2009
* [[Gaming Committee, Illinois State Senate|Gaming]]  '''Republican Ranking Member'''
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Human Services Committee, Illinois State Senate|Human Services]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[Insurance Committee, Illinois State Senate|Insurance]]
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|Committee1 = Appropriations I
* [[Public Health Committee, Illinois State Senate|Public Health]] '''Republican Ranking Member'''<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009]</ref>.
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|Chair4 = Republican Ranking Member
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|Chair7 = Republican Ranking Member
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|Committee2 = Deficit Reduction
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|Committee3 = Energy
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|Committee4 = Gaming
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|Committee5 = Human Services
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|Committee6 = Insurance
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|Committee7 = Public Health
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}}
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===Gaming license===
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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.
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Under the plan, new casinos would operate in Chicago, southern Cook County, Danville, Rockford and Waukegan.
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"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.
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Lawmakers like [[William Haine]] would prefer another way to increase revenue.
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"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.
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Syverson said a casino in his backyard could keep Illinois gamers from going up to [[Wisconsin]] to play the slots.
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"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."<ref>[http://illinois.statehousenewsonline.com/4665/senate-oks-new-gaming-rules-in-illinois/ "Senate OKs new gaming rules in Illinois," ''Illinois Statehouse News'', December 1, 2010]</ref>
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===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Syverson's campaign website lists the following issues:<ref>[http://www.senatordavesyverson.com/issues/ Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
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Syverson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.senatordavesyverson.com/issues/ Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
  
 
*'''Creating Jobs
 
*'''Creating Jobs
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*'''Reducing Government
 
*'''Reducing Government
 
:Excerpt: "We must cut state government to free up resources for productive investment."
 
:Excerpt: "We must cut state government to free up resources for productive investment."
 
*'''Protecting Values
 
:Excerpt: "Dave Syverson has a long record of supporting conservative Illinois values. Over the years, he has sponsored and supported legislation protecting the sanctity of families and life."
 
 
*'''Increasing Competitiveness
 
:Excerpt: "Dave believes, unless we make Illinois a more attractive place to do business, we will never expand our economy."
 
 
*'''Engaging with Ethics
 
:Excerpt: "For Illinois to succeed as a state, the people must have an efficient, transparent and ethical government working for them."
 
 
*'''Protecting the Second Amendment
 
:Excerpt: "Dave is a gun owner and a lifetime member of the NRA. "
 
 
*'''Reaching Energy Independence
 
:Excerpt: "Energy reform is perhaps one of the most critical issues facing our State and Country."
 
 
*'''Ending Deficit Spending
 
:Excerpt: "Illinois, like Washington, has been addicted to deficit spending for decades."
 
 
*'''Reforming Healthcare
 
:Excerpt: "As a Country, we must repeal and replace Obamacare by improving our existing market-based healthcare system that is the envy of the world."
 
 
===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."<ref>[http://illinois.statehousenewsonline.com/4665/senate-oks-new-gaming-rules-in-illinois/ "Senate OKs new gaming rules in Illinois," ''Illinois Statehouse News'', December 1, 2010]</ref>
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Syverson, current District 34 incumbent, won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in District 35 in the [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|2012]]. Syverson defeated incumbent [[Christine Johnson, Illinois legislator|Christine Johnson]] (R) in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012 and was unopposed in the November 6, 2012 general election.<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/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois Secretary of State'' - 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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Syverson, current District 34 incumbent, won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in District 35 in the [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|2012]]. Syverson defeated incumbent [[Christine Johnson, Illinois legislator|Christine Johnson]] (R) in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012 and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'', "Candidate List," accessed 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 May 14, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois Secretary of State'', "2012 Primary Results," accessed May 15, 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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|votes1 = 72411
 
|votes1 = 72411
 
}}
 
}}
 
  
 
{{Primary election box 2012
 
{{Primary election box 2012
|Chamber=  Illinois State Senate
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|Chamber=  Illinois State Senate, District 35
 
|party= Republican
 
|party= Republican
 
|winner1 =Dave Syverson
 
|winner1 =Dave Syverson
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::''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 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]].<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2010GEOfficialVote.pdf 2010 Illinois General Election Results]</ref>
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Syverson won re-election to the 34th District Seat in the [[Illinois State Senate]] against Democrat [[Marla Wilson]].<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2010GEOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois Board of Elections'', "2010 Illinois General Election Results," November 2, 2010]</ref>
 
{{Votepercentbox |
 
{{Votepercentbox |
 
   office = Illinois State Senate, District 34 (2010)
 
   office = Illinois State Senate, District 34 (2010)
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|}  
 
|}  
  
The election took place on November 2, 2010.  Syverson ran unopposed in the Republican primary election on February 2nd.<ref>[http://www.ildems.com/Candidates.htm 2010 Illinois Primary Election Results]</ref>
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The election took place on November 2, 2010.  Syverson ran unopposed in the Republican primary election on February 2nd.<ref>[http://www.ildems.com/Candidates.htm ''Illinois Democratic Party'', "2010 Illinois Primary Election Results," February 3, 2010]</ref>
  
 
===2006===
 
===2006===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Syverson
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|Full name = Dave Syverson
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|year = 1996
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|Editdate = July 17, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1520 ''followthemoney.org'', "Syverson, Dave," accessed July 17, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 524961
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 35]]
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|totalraised2010 = 738807
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2010|Illinois State Senate, District 34]]
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|totalraised2008 = 289536
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|result2008 = N/A
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|office2008 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 34]]
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|totalraised2006 = 994848
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2006|Illinois State Senate, District 34]]
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|totalraised2004 = 360852
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|result2004 = N/A
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|office2004 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 34]]
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|totalraised2002 = 337351
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2002|Illinois State Senate, District 34]]
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|totalraised2000 = 285243
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|result2000 = N/A
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|office2000 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 34]]
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|totalraised1998 = 319250
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|result1998 = Won
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|office1998 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 34]]
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|totalraised1996 = 538071
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|result1996 = Won
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|office1996 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 34]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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{{SLP donor box 2012
===2010===
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|name = Syverson
In 2010, Syverson received $738,807 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=IL&y=2010&#f0 Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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|full Name = Dave Syverson  
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142877
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 524,961
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|org1 = Arnold, D
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|org2 = Illinois Healthcare Association
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|org3 = Syverson, Dave
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|org4 = Fiscal Accountability
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|org5 = Illinois St42000ate Dental Society
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|orgamount1 = 42000
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|orgamount2 = 37000
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|orgamount3 = 31150
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|orgamount4 = 19180
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|orgamount5 = 13500
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|}}
  
{{slp donor box 2010
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===2010===
|Chamber = Illinois State Senate
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Syverson
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|full Name = Dave Syverson
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117077
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
 
|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
|total raised = $738,807
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|total raised = 738,807
|org1 = Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte Of Illinois
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|org1 = Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte of Illinois
|org2 = Citizens For Christine Radogno
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|org2 = Citizens for Christine Radogno
|org3 = First Ranger Petroleum LLC
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|org3 = First Ranger Petroleum
|org4 = Illinois Health Care Association
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|org4 = Illinois Healthcare Association
 
|org5 = Syverson, Dave
 
|org5 = Syverson, Dave
|orgdonor1 = $103,200
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|orgamount1 = 103200
|orgdonor2 = $61,853
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|orgamount2 = 61853
|orgdonor3 = $55,459
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|orgamount3 = 55459
|orgdonor4 = $49,564
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|orgamount4 = 49564
|orgdonor5 = $45,000
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|orgamount5 = 45000
 
|}}
 
|}}
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008, Syverson collected $289,536 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=97012|2008 Syverson Campaign Donors]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Syverson  
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|full Name = Dave Syverson
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=97012
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 289,536
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|org1 = Ringland-Johnson Construction Co
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|org2 = Syverson, Dave
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|org3 = First Ranger Petroleum
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|org4 = Chicago Automobile Trade Association
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|org5 = Anderson Enterprises Llc
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|orgamount1 = 20000
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|orgamount2 = 18000
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|orgamount3 = 15000
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|orgamount4 = 7000
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|orgamount5 = 6000
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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
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|name = Syverson
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|full Name = Dave Syverson
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79894
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 994,848
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|org1 = Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte
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|org2 = Syverson, Dave
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|org3 = Illinois Republican Party
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|org4 = Arnold, Dan & Linda
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|org5 = Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association
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|orgamount1 = 255432
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|orgamount2 = 131735
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|orgamount3 = 50526
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|orgamount4 = 25172
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|orgamount5 = 24000
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|}}
  
{{legislative donor box}}
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===2004===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2004
| Ringland-Johnson Construction Co.
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|name = Syverson
| align="right" | $20,000
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|full Name = Dave Syverson
|-
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71079
| Dave Syverson
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|office= Illinois State Senate
| align="right" | $18,000
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|new = off
|-
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|party = Republican
| First Ranger Petroleum
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|total raised = 360,852
| align="right" | $15,000
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|org1 = Syverson, Dave
|-
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|org2 = Ringland-Johnson Construction
| Chicago Auto Trade Association
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|org3 = Alden Management Services
| align="right" | $7,000
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|org4 = Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte of Illinois
|-
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|org5 = Nibca
| Anderson Enterprises
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|orgamount1 = 25000
| align="right" | $6,000
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|orgamount2 = 15000
|-
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|orgamount3 = 9000
| Rock Valley Oil & Chemical Co.
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|orgamount4 = 8979
| align="right" | $5,000
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|orgamount5 = 8100
|-
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|}}
| Alden-Park Strathmoor
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| align="right" | $5,000
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===2002===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2002
| Illinois State Dental Society
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|name = Syverson
| align="right" | $5,000
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|full Name = Dave Syverson
|-
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=3908
| Alden-Alma Nelson Manor Inc.
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|office= Illinois State Senate
| align="right" | $5,000
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|new = no
|-
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|party = Republican
| NIBCA
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|total raised = 337,351
| align="right" | $4,500
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|org1 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
|-
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|org2 = Rubloff Development
| Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois
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|org3 = Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center
| align="right" | $4,500
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|org4 = Illinois Manufacturers Association
|-
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|org5 = Ranger Enterprises
| Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|orgamount1 = 13000
| align="right" | $4,000
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|orgamount2 = 10000
|-
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|orgamount3 = 8750
| Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center
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|orgamount4 = 8500
| align="right" | $4,000
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|orgamount5 = 7500
|-
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|}}
| OSF Saint Francis Inc.
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| align="right" | $3,500
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===2000===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2000
| Sunil Puri
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|name = Syverson
| align="right" | $3,000
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|full Name = Dave Syverson
|-
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30622
| Rockford Anesthesiologists Associates
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|office= Illinois State Senate
| align="right" | $3,000
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|new = off
|-
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|party = Republican
| John Deere & Co.
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|total raised = 285,243
| align="right" | $3,000
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|org1 = Illinois Association of Hmos
|-
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|org2 = Zack Stamp Pac
| Darecloud Development Inc.
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|org3 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
| align="right" | $2,500
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|org4 = Citizens for Jim Ryan
|-
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|org5 = Illinois State Medical Society
| Cedric Blazer
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|orgamount1 = 8000
| align="right" | $2,500
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|orgamount2 = 7250
|-
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|orgamount3 = 7000
| Area Erectors Inc.
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|orgamount4 = 6041
| align="right" | $2,500
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|orgamount5 = 6000
|}
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|}}
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===1998===
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{{SLP donor box 1998
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|name = Syverson
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|full Name = Dave Syverson
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30300
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 319,250
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|org1 = 33Rd District Fund
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|org2 = Rubloff Development Group
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|org3 = Ranger Enterprises Inc
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|org4 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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|org5 = Illinois State Medical Society
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|orgamount1 = 11510
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|orgamount2 = 10000
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|orgamount3 = 9250
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|orgamount4 = 8500
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|orgamount5 = 8000
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|}}
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===1996===
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{{SLP donor box 1996
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|name = Syverson
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|full Name = Dave Syverson
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29899
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 538,071
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|org1 = Rep State Sen Campaign Cmte
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|org2 = Illinois State Medical Society
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|org3 = Illinois Manufacturers Association
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|org4 = Rubloff Development Group Inc
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|org5 = Rockford Blacktop Construction Co
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|orgamount1 = 185131
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|orgamount2 = 18750
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|orgamount3 = 13000
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|orgamount4 = 9500
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|orgamount5 = 8000
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|}}
  
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
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{{Illinois legislature scorecards|Begin=1993|End=2020}}
 
===Illinois Opportunity Project===
 
===Illinois Opportunity Project===
 
::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
 
::''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."<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/the-project/ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref><ref name="IOP">[http://illinoisopportunity.org/votecard/ Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
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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."<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/the-project/ ''Illinois Opportunity Project'', "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref><ref name="IOP">[http://illinoisopportunity.org/votecard/ ''Illinois Opportunity Project'', "Legislative Vote Card home page," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
 
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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.<ref name="IOP"/>
 
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.<ref name="IOP"/>
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==Personal==
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Dave and his wife, Shirley, have two children.
  
 
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==See also==
==District 34==
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*[[Illinois State Senate]]
 
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*[[Illinois State Senate#Standing committees|Senate Committees]]
Syverson represents Illinois Senate District 34.  District 34 includes the Rockford region and surrounding Boone County<ref>[http://www.ilchamber.org/Chamber_PAC/District_maps/legislative_dist_il.pdf "Illinois Chamber of * [[Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009]</ref>.
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Dave is married to Shirley Syverson.  They have two children and reside in Rockford, Illinois.
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* [http://www.senatordavesyverson.com/ Sen. Syverson's website]
 
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* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1650 Biography from the Illinois General Assembly]
 
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142877 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117077 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=97012 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79894 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71079 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=3908 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30622 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30300 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29899 1996]
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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 website highlighted the following campaign themes:[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 general election on November 6, 2012.[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 Healthcare 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

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Illinois

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Illinois scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2014

In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[13]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "impacted the social work profession and their clients."

2013

In 2013, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 31.[14]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

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."[15][16]

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.[16]

Personal

Dave and his wife, Shirley, have two children.

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