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}}{{tnr}}'''Deborah L. Mell''' (b. July 30, 1968) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] representing District 40 since January 14, 2009. '''Deb Mell''' is a politician from [[Chicago]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Deborah L. Mell''' (b. July 30, 1968) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] representing District 40. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
  
Mell worked as a Project Manager with Christy Webber Landscapes from 2002-2007.
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Mell's professional experience includes working as a Project Manager with Christy Webber Landscapes.
 
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She was on the Chicago's LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender/Transexual Committee) Board from 2004-2008, is Chair of the Equality Illinois Justice For All Gala, and served on Mayor Richard M. Daley's Advisory Council for Human Relations.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=101751 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Mell]</ref>
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Mell received a score of 50.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D- according to the IOP’s grading scale.  Her score was tied for the 55th highest among all 120 members of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
 
Mell received a score of 50.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D- according to the IOP’s grading scale.  Her score was tied for the 55th highest among all 120 members of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
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==Personal==
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Mell was on the Chicago's LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender/Transexual Committee) Board from 2004-2008, is Chair of the Equality Illinois Justice For All Gala, and served on Mayor Richard M. Daley's Advisory Council for Human Relations.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=101751 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Mell]</ref>
  
 
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==Recent news==

Revision as of 14:49, 1 July 2013

Deb Mell
Deborah Mell.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 40
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sCalifornia Culinary Academy, 1992
Bachelor'sCornell College, 1990
Personal
BirthdayJuly 30, 1968
Place of birthChicago, IL
ReligionNon-denominational Christian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Deborah L. Mell (b. July 30, 1968) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives representing District 40. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Mell's professional experience includes working as a Project Manager with Christy Webber Landscapes.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education
Environment
Housing, Vice-chair
Human Services
Mass Transit, Chair
State Government Administration

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mell served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mell served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Mell's campaign website lists the following issues:[1]

  • "Provide relief to working families hardest hit by the current economic crisis"
  • "Provide affordable access to healthcare to all Illinois families"
  • "Strengthen our state’s commitment to funding education"
  • "Protect and expand rights for women, LGBTs, and minorities"
  • "Support initiatives that expand public safety across the state"

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mell won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 40. Mell ran unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated Antoinette Puccio-Johnson (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDeb Mell Incumbent 81.6% 21,744
     Republican Antoinette Puccio-Johnson 18.4% 4,909
Total Votes 26,653


2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mell won re-election to the 40th District seat unopposed. She defeated Joe Laiacona in the Democratic primary on February 2nd by a margin of 4,327 to 2,236. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. [5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 40 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Deb Mell (D) 11,889 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Deb Mell won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 40 receiving 16,932 votes, ahead of Republican Christine Nere-Foss (3,399 votes), and Heather Benno (Green) who received 2,276 votes.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 40 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Deb Mell (D) 16,932
Christine Nere-Foss (R) 3,399
Heather Benno (G) 2,276

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Mell collected $91,809 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[7]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Deb Mell's campaign in 2010
Mell, Richard$28,500
Friends Of Michael J Madigan$13,860
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association$4,500
AT&T$3,075
Christy Weber Landscaping$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $91,809

2008

In 2008, Mell collected $154,970 in donations.[8]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Richard Mell $18,000
Laura Ricketts $10,000
Blair Hull Jr. $10,000
Cook County College Teachers Union $5,000
Christy Webber $5,000
John Joe & Marlene Ricketts $4,000
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $3,000
Globetrotters Engineering $2,500
Urban Strategies $2,500
Christine Lutz $2,280
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $2,000
McGathey Commodities Corp $1,950
Leonas $1,900
Arthur Johnston & Jose Pena $1,500
P W S Environmental Inc. $1,500
Mike McRaith $1,250
Citizens for Mell $1,013
E McCall/Mac McCall Aviation $1,000
Quam II Limited Partnership $1,000
Eileen Brewer $1,000

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."[9][10]

2012

Mell received a score of 50.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D- according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 55th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[10]

Personal

Mell was on the Chicago's LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender/Transexual Committee) Board from 2004-2008, is Chair of the Equality Illinois Justice For All Gala, and served on Mayor Richard M. Daley's Advisory Council for Human Relations.[11]

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