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  |Tenure =2003 - Present
 
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 12, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 14, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office =2003
 
  |Assumed office =2003
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  |Base salary = $67,836/year
 
  |Base salary = $67,836/year
  |Per diem = $132/day
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  |Per diem = $111/day
 
  |Pension  =  
 
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  |Last election =[[Illinois State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
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  |First elected = 2002
 
  |First elected = 2002
 
  |Term limits =  
 
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  |Next election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
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  |High school = St. Ignatius High School
 
  |Associate's =  
 
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  |Bachelor's =Knox College
 
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  |Place of birth =Oak Park, Illinois
 
  |Place of birth =Oak Park, Illinois
 
  |Profession =Attorney
 
  |Profession =Attorney
  |Religion =
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  |Religion = Roman Catholic
 
  |Office website =http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1686
 
  |Office website =http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1686
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.donharmon.org/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.donharmon.org/
 
  |Personal website = http://www.facebook.com/pages/Don-Harmon/50858240689
 
  |Personal website = http://www.facebook.com/pages/Don-Harmon/50858240689
}}{{tnr}}'''Don Harmon''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]]. He has served in the Illinois Senate since 2003.  Harmon was re-elected in November of 2010 with his term expiring in 2013.  Harmon currently serves as an President Pro Tempore.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Don Harmon''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 39 and serving as President Pro Tempore. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.
  
Harmon graduated from Knox College with his Bachelor's degree and later graduated with his Master's in Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Chicago. Harmon is a practicing Attorney in addition to being a Senator.
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==Biography==
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Harmon earned his Bachelor's from Knox College with his Bachelor's degree and his M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Chicago. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.<ref name=IGA>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?MemberID=1905MemberID=1278 ''Illinois General Assembly,'' "Senator Don Harmon," accessed February 19, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Harmon served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|Committee2 = Executive
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|Committee3 = Judiciary
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Harmon has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Harmon served on these committees:
* [[Assignments Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Vice Chair
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Committee of the Whole, Illinois Senate]]
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|State = Illinois
* [[Executive Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Chair
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|year = 2011
* [[Judiciary Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Redistricting Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[Administrative Rules Committee, Illinois General Assembly|Joint Committee on Administrative Rules]]
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|Committee1 = Assignments
* Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments, Chair
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|Chair1 = Vice Chair
* Subcommittee on Election Law, Vice Chair
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|Chair3 = Chair
* Subcommittee on State Government Operations, Vice Chair
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|Committee2 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee3 = Executive
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|Committee4 = Judiciary
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|Committee5 = Redistricting
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|Committee6 = Administrative Rules
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|Joint6 = Yes
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|Committee7 =
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Harmon served on these committees:
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Harmon 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>
* [[Assignments Committee, Illinois State Senate|Assignments]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Environment Committee, Illinois State Senate|Environment]]   
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|State = Illinois
* [[Executive Committee, Illinois State Senate|Executive]]
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|year = 2009
* [[Executive Appointments Committee, Illinois State Senate|Executive Appointments]] 
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* [[Judiciary Committee, Illinois State Senate|Judiciary]]  '''Vice-Chairman'''
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[Redistricting Committee, Illinois State Senate|Redistricting]]<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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|Committee1 = Assignments
 
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|Chair1 =
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|Chair5 = Vice-Chairman
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|Committee2 = Environment
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|Committee3 = Executive
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|Committee4 = Executive Appointments
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|Committee5 = Judiciary
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|Committee6 = Redistricting
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|Committee7 =
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}}
  
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2014====
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Harmon's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://harmonforillinois.com/issues/ ''Senator Don Harmon'', "Issues," accessed February 19, 2014]</ref>
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*'''Pension'''
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:Excerpt: "Don believes that getting the State’s fiscal house in order through pension reform and other measures is the single most important action the General Assembly can take at this time. It is fundamental to restoring the State’s ability to invest fully in education and other programs to help Illinoisans achieve their full potential and regain a foothold on their lives during tough times."
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*'''Elections'''
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:Excerpt: "Don is an ardent supporter of voting rights. He sponsored legislation, now law, establishing online voter registration in Illinois, a move that will expand our democracy by encouraging more people to register and vote – while also saving money in election administration costs."
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*'''Education'''
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:Excerpt: "As a leader in the Illinois General Assembly, Don helped secure passage of a budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year that, for the first time in four years, maintains level funding for education – protecting a vital investment in our children and in the future of our state."
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*'''LGBT rights'''
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:Excerpt: "Don has been a leader over the past decade in the fight for LGBT rights, which culminated in the fall of 2013 when Illinois became the 16th state to achieve marriage equality. He was chief co-sponsor of 2005 legislation ending discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and was the initial sponsor of legislation authorizing civil unions, enacted in late 2010."
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*'''Environment'''
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:Excerpt: "Don recently received an Illinois Environmental Leadership Award from the Illinois Environmental Council for improving recreational access to open space, supporting renewable energy sources and working for a fracking moratorium in the Illinois Senate...He is currently leading negotiations on a measure aimed at boosting wind and other renewable energy sources."
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*'''Juvenile justice'''
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:Excerpt: "Don is chief sponsor of legislation that would address unresolved issues from the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling that juveniles cannot be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. In Illinois, a child as young as 13 can be sentenced to life in prison."
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===Millionaire's tax===
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In April 2014, Harmon supported a progressive income tax of 6.9 percent for anyone making more than $180,000 a year. Those making more than $1 million would pay an additional three percent for the proposed 'millionaires’ tax'. “We’ve proposed a comprehensive rate structure that works with, or without, a millionaires’ (tax),” Harmon said.<ref>[http://watchdog.org/136897/hey-millionaires-illinois-wants-10-percent-cash/ ''Watchdog.org'', "Hey millionaires, Illinois wants 10 percent of your cash," April 7, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{IL SD39 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Harmon is running for re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] in District 39 in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]]. Harmon is running unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref>
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Harmon won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] in District 39 in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]]. Harmon was unopposed in the Democratic 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," 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 February 19, 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>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber= Illinois State Senate, District 39, General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|winner1 = Don Harmon
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|Inc1 = Y
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|votes1 = 58381
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}}
  
 
===2006===
 
===2006===
  
On November 7, 2006, Democrat Don Harmon won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate]] District 39 receiving 57,487 votes, ahead of Republican Jim Rowe receiving 11,159 votes.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IL&y=2008 ''Illinois Senate election results for 2006'']</ref>
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On November 7, 2006, Democrat Don Harmon won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate]] District 39 receiving 57,487 votes, ahead of Republican Jim Rowe receiving 11,159 votes.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/electioninformation/GetVoteTotals.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Search Vote Totals," accessed February 19, 2014]</ref>
 
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Harmon
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|Full name = Don Harmon
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|year = 2002
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|Editdate = July 17, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=4960 ''followthemoney.org'', "Harmon, Don," accessed July 17, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 706605
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 39]]
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|totalraised2010 = 413085
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|result2010 = N/A
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|office2010 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 39]]
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|totalraised2008 = 564423
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2008|Illinois State Senate, District 39]]
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|totalraised2006 = 622866
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2006|Illinois State Senate, District 39]]
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|totalraised2004 = 204180
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|result2004 = N/A
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|office2004 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 39]]
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|totalraised2002 = 241647
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2002|Illinois State Senate, District 39]]
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}}
  
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Harmon
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|full Name = Don Harmon
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142842
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 706,605
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Illinois Venture Capital Association
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|org3 = Cottonwood Financial Ltd
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|org4 = Ameren Cilco
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|org5 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|orgamount1 = 40000
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|orgamount2 = 20000
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|orgamount3 = 20000
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|orgamount4 = 16000
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|orgamount5 = 13500
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|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Harmon
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|full Name = Don Harmon
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116916
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 413,085
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|org1 = Illinois Venture Capital Association
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|org2 = Chicago Auto Trade Association
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|org3 = Cottonwood Financial Ltd
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|org4 = Service Employees Local 73
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|org5 = Harmon, Donald F
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|orgamount1 = 10805
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|orgamount2 = 10000
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|orgamount3 = 10000
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|orgamount4 = 10000
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|orgamount5 = 8496
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|}}
  
==Campaign donors==
 
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008, Harmon collected $564,423 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98698|2008 Harmon Campaign Donors]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Harmon  
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|full Name = Don Harmon
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98698
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 564,423
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Harmon, Donald F
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|org3 = Chicago Automobile Trade Association
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|org4 = Us Smokeless Tobacco
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|org5 = Illinois Venture Capital Association
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|orgamount1 = 25000
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|orgamount2 = 15503
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|orgamount3 = 12500
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|orgamount4 = 10000
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|orgamount5 = 10000
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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 = Harmon
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|full Name = Don Harmon
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79754
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 622,866
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Harmon, Donald F
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|org3 = Cook County College Teachers Union
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|org4 = Illinois Venture Capital Association
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|org5 = Illinois Pro-Choice
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|orgamount1 = 39026
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|orgamount2 = 20604
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|orgamount3 = 14500
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|orgamount4 = 11676
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|orgamount5 = 10663
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|}}
  
{{legislative donor box}}
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===2004===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2004
| Illinois Education Association
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|name = Harmon  
| align="right" | $25,000
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|full Name = Don Harmon
|-
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71053
| Donald F. Harmon
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|office= Illinois State Senate
| align="right" | $15,503
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|new = off
|-
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|party = Democratic
| Chicago Automobile Trade Association
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|total raised = 204,180
| align="right" | $12,500
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|org1 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
|-
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|org2 = Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw
| US Smokeless Tobacco
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|org3 = Illinois Venture Capital Association
| align="right" | $10,000
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|org4 = Racing Association of Illinois
|-
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|org5 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
| Illinois Venture Capital Association
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|orgamount1 = 6000
| align="right" | $10,000
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|orgamount2 = 5500
|-
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|orgamount3 = 5306
| Kevin J. Conway
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|orgamount4 = 5000
| align="right" | $10,000
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|orgamount5 = 4000
|-
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|}}
| Simmonscooper LLC
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| align="right" | $8,325
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|-
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| Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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| align="right" | $8,000
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|-
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| Clifford Law Offices
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| align="right" | $7,650
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|-
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|Chapman & Cutler
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| align="right" | $7,500
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|-
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| Cottonwood Financial LTD
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| align="right" | $7,000
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|-
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| AT&T
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| align="right" | $6,686
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|-
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| Luke Casson
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| align="right" | $6,550
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|-
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| Devon C. Bruce
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| align="right" | $6,000
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|-
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| Midwest Energy
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| align="right" | $6,000
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|-
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| Illinois Credit Union League
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| align="right" | $5,400
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|-
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| Austin Mental Health LLC
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Paul Fisher
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| align="right" | $4,600
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|-
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| Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw
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| align="right" | $4,500
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|-
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| Illinois Bankers Association
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| align="right" | $4,000
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|}
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===2002===
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{{SLP donor box 2002
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|name = Harmon
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|full Name = Don Harmon
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7378
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 241,647
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Harmon, Don
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|org3 = Cook County College Teachers Union
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|org4 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|org5 = Illinois Federation of Teachers
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|orgamount1 = 22114
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|orgamount2 = 16541
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|orgamount3 = 10400
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|orgamount4 = 8000
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|orgamount5 = 5465
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|}}
  
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==Scorecards==
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===Illinois Opportunity Project===
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::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
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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>
  
==District 39==
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====2012====
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Harmon received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the 37th highest among all 59 members of the [[Illinois State Senate]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
  
Harmon represents Illinois Senate District 39.  District 39 includes the South Central Chicago suburbs of Oak Park and Cicero<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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==Endorsements==
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===2014===
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In 2014, Harmon's endorsements include the following:<ref>[http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Equality-Illinois-PAC-issues-endorsements/45896.html ''Windy City Media Group,'' "Equality Illinois PAC issues endorsements," January 17, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.ilafl-cio.org/documents/COPEendorsements11614.pdf ''Illinois AFL-CIO,'' "2014 Illinois AFL-CIO Primary Election Endorsements," accessed March 5, 2014]</ref>
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* Equality Illinois Political Action Committee (PAC)
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* The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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Don and his wife, Teresa, have three children.<ref name=IGA/>
  
Don is married to Teresa Harmon.  They have three children and reside in Oak Park, Illinois.
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==Recent news==
 
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Don + Harmon + Illinois + Senate'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Don+Harmon+Illinois+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Don Harmon News Feed}}
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://openstates.org/il/legislators/ILL000018/don-harmon/ Profile from Open States]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=33608 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=33608 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.donharmon.org/ Don Harmon's personal website]
 
* [http://www.donharmon.org/ Don Harmon's personal website]
 
* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1686 Biography from the Illinois General Assembly]
 
* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1686 Biography from the Illinois General Assembly]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=33608 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*Campaign Contributions via [http://www.followthemoney.org/ Follow the Money]: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142842 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116916 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98698 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79754 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71053 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7378 2002]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=33608 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98698 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79754 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71053 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7378 2002]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Don-Harmon/50858240689 Don Harmon on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Don-Harmon/50858240689 Don Harmon on Facebook]
  
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Don Harmon
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Illinois State Senate District 39
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
President Pro Tempore
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolSt. Ignatius High School
Bachelor'sKnox College
Master'sUniversity of Chicago
J.D.University of Chicago
Personal
Birthday1966
Place of birthOak Park, Illinois
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Don Harmon is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 39 and serving as President Pro Tempore. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Harmon earned his Bachelor's from Knox College with his Bachelor's degree and his M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Chicago. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Executive, Chairperson
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Harmon served on these committees:[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Harmon's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Pension
Excerpt: "Don believes that getting the State’s fiscal house in order through pension reform and other measures is the single most important action the General Assembly can take at this time. It is fundamental to restoring the State’s ability to invest fully in education and other programs to help Illinoisans achieve their full potential and regain a foothold on their lives during tough times."
  • Elections
Excerpt: "Don is an ardent supporter of voting rights. He sponsored legislation, now law, establishing online voter registration in Illinois, a move that will expand our democracy by encouraging more people to register and vote – while also saving money in election administration costs."
  • Education
Excerpt: "As a leader in the Illinois General Assembly, Don helped secure passage of a budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year that, for the first time in four years, maintains level funding for education – protecting a vital investment in our children and in the future of our state."
  • LGBT rights
Excerpt: "Don has been a leader over the past decade in the fight for LGBT rights, which culminated in the fall of 2013 when Illinois became the 16th state to achieve marriage equality. He was chief co-sponsor of 2005 legislation ending discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and was the initial sponsor of legislation authorizing civil unions, enacted in late 2010."
  • Environment
Excerpt: "Don recently received an Illinois Environmental Leadership Award from the Illinois Environmental Council for improving recreational access to open space, supporting renewable energy sources and working for a fracking moratorium in the Illinois Senate...He is currently leading negotiations on a measure aimed at boosting wind and other renewable energy sources."
  • Juvenile justice
Excerpt: "Don is chief sponsor of legislation that would address unresolved issues from the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling that juveniles cannot be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. In Illinois, a child as young as 13 can be sentenced to life in prison."

Millionaire's tax

In April 2014, Harmon supported a progressive income tax of 6.9 percent for anyone making more than $180,000 a year. Those making more than $1 million would pay an additional three percent for the proposed 'millionaires’ tax'. “We’ve proposed a comprehensive rate structure that works with, or without, a millionaires’ (tax),” Harmon said.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Don Harmon defeated Bob Galhotra in the Democratic primary and will face Bruce Samuels (G) in the general election.[5][6][7]

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Harmon won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in District 39 in the 2012 election. Harmon was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8][9][10]

Illinois State Senate, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDon Harmon Incumbent 100% 58,381
Total Votes 58,381

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat Don Harmon won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 39 receiving 57,487 votes, ahead of Republican Jim Rowe receiving 11,159 votes.[11]


Illinois State Senate, District 39 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Don Harmon (D) 57,487
Jim Rowe (R) 11,159

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Harmon is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Harmon raised a total of $2,752,806 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[12]

Don Harmon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 39 Won $706,605
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 39 Not up for election $413,085
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 39 Won $564,423
2006 Illinois State Senate, District 39 Won $622,866
2004 Illinois State Senate, District 39 Not up for election $204,180
2002 Illinois State Senate, District 39 Won $241,647
Grand Total Raised $2,752,806

2012

Harmon won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Harmon raised a total of $706,605.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Don Harmon's campaign in 2012
Illinois Education Association$40,000
Illinois Venture Capital Association$20,000
Cottonwood Financial Ltd$20,000
Ameren Cilco$16,000
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois$13,500
Total Raised in 2012$706,605
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Harmon was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Harmon raised a total of $413,085.

2008

Harmon won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Harmon raised a total of $564,423.

2006

Harmon won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Harmon raised a total of $622,866.

2004

Harmon was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Harmon raised a total of $204,180.

2002

Harmon won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Harmon raised a total of $241,647.

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

Harmon received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 37th highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[14]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Harmon's endorsements include the following:[15][16]

  • Equality Illinois Political Action Committee (PAC)
  • The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

Personal

Don and his wife, Teresa, have three children.[1]

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