Deb Mell

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Deb Mell
Deborah Mell.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 40
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/per session day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
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
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Deborah L. Mell (b. July 30, 1968), commonly known as Deb Mell, is a politician from Chicago. A Democrat, she is a member of the Illinois House of Representatives representing from the 40th district. She was elected in 2008 and took office on January 14, 2009.

Mell worked as a Project Manager with Christy Webber Landscapes from 2002-2007.

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.[1]


Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mell has been appointed to the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mell is running for re-election to the 40th District seat in the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, and faces Antoinette Puccio-Johnson in the November 6 general election.[2]

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. [3]

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.[4]

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

2010

In 2010, Mell collected $91,809 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[5]

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.[6]

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

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Illinois House of Representatives District 40
2009–present
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