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  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure =1993 - Present
 
  |Tenure =1993 - Present
  |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 11, 2017]]
 
  |Assumed office =1993
 
  |Assumed office =1993
 
  |Political party =Democratic |Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
  |Political party =Democratic |Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
  |Leadership =  
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  |Leadership = Assistant Majority Leader
 
  |Years leadership =  
 
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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  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = November 4, 2008
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  |Last election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = 1992
 
  |First elected = 1992
 
  |Term limits =  
 
  |Term limits =  
  |Next election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 8, 2016
 
  |Prior office = [[Illinois House of Representatives]]
 
  |Prior office = [[Illinois House of Representatives]]
 
  |Prior office years = 1988 - 1993
 
  |Prior office years = 1988 - 1993
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  |Campaign website =  
 
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  |Personal website =  
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Donne Trotter''' is a [[Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]]. Trotter has served in the Illinois Senate since 1993. Before becoming a Senator, Trotter served in the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] from 1988 to 1993.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Donne Trotter''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 1995. He previously served in the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] from 1988 to 1993.
  
Trotter graduated from Chicago State with his Bachelor's degree and later graduated from Loyola-Chicago with his Law degree. Before becoming a elected official, Trotter is a former Hospital Administrator.
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Trotter earned his Bachelor's from Chicago State and his J.D> from Loyola-Chicago. His professional experience includes working as a hospital administrator.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Trotter 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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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Appropriations I
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|Chair1 =
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|Chair2 = Vice-Chairperson
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|Committee2 = Appropriations II
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|Committee3 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee4 = Executive
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|Committee5 =
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|Committee6 =
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|Committee7 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Trotter has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Trotter served on these committees:
* [[Appropriations Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Appropriations II Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|State = Illinois
* [[Committee of the Whole, Illinois Senate]]
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|year = 2011
* [[Energy Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Executive Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[Pensions and Investments Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Committee1 = Appropriations I
* Subcommittee on Pension Reforms
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|Chair1 =
* [[Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, Illinois General Assembly|Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability]]
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|Chair2 =
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|Committee2 = Appropriations II
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|Committee3 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee4 = Energy
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|Committee5 = Executive
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|Committee6 = Pensions and Investments
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|Committee7 = Government Forecasting and Accountability
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}}
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===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Trotter served on these committees:
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Trotter 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 I Committee, Illinois State Senate|Appropriations I]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Appropriations II Committee, Illinois State Senate|Appropriations II]]
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|State = Illinois
* [[Deficit Reduction Committee, Illinois State Senate|Deficit Reduction]]
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|year = 2009
* [[Energy Committee, Illinois State Senate|Energy]]
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Pensions and Investments Committee, Illinois State Senate|Pensions and Investments]]<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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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Appropriations I
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|Chair1 =
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|Chair2 =
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|Committee2 = Appropriations II
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|Committee3 = Deficit Reduction
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|Committee4 = Energy
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|Committee5 = Pensions and Investments
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|Committee6 =
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|Committee7 =
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}}
  
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==Issues==
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===Political positions===
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====Debt negotiations====
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Trotter is one of the members of a bipartisan group organized by the National Conference of Legislatures called the Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction (TFFDR). Consisting of 23 state lawmakers from 17 states,<ref>[http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?TabID=305&tabs=1027,79,950#1027 ''National Conference of State Legislatures,'' "Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction," accessed September 26, 2011]</ref> the group went to Capitol Hill on September 21, 2011 to urge the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to cut the nation's debt but not impose severe budget cuts on the states.
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TFFDR urged the Committee to consider new revenue as a possibility, instead of just focusing on budget cuts as House Speaker John Boehner has proposed. The group specifically proposed passage of the "Main Street Fairness Act," which would allow states to tax online retailers.<ref>[http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentId=601794 ''Stateline,'' "State legislators want revenue on table in debt talks," September 22, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2013===
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::''See also: [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013]]''
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Trotter was seeking election to the U.S. House in [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013|Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election]] in 2013.  However, he dropped out of the race prior to the filing deadline due to his [[Donne Trotter#Controversy|arrest and subsequent felony charge]].<ref name=gun/>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Trotter is running for re-election to the 17th District seat in the [[Illinois State Senate]] in [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|2012]]. He was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref> and is unopposed in the general election, which will take place on November 6, 2012.
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Trotter won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 17. He was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20<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> and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<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 17, General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|winner1 = Donne Trotter
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|Inc1 = Y
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|votes1 = 85524
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}}
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Trotter
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|Full name = Donne Trotter
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|year = 1996
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|Editdate = July 16, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1521 ''followthemoney.org'', "Trotter, Donne E," accessed July 16, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 289728
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 17]]
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|totalraised2010 = 229753
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|result2010 = N/A
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|office2010 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 17]]
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|totalraised2008 = 328486
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2008|Illinois State Senate, District 17]]
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|totalraised2006 = 253741
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|result2006 = N/A
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|office2006 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 17]]
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|totalraised2004 = 238695
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2004|Illinois State Senate, District 17]]
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|totalraised2002 = 213421
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2002|Illinois State Senate, District 17]]
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|totalraised2000 = 48585
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|result2000 = N/A
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|office2000 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 17]]
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|totalraised1998 = 66975
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|result1998 = Won
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|office1998 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 17]]
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|totalraised1996 = 57925
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|result1996 = Won
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|office1996 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 17]]
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}}
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Trotter
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|full Name = Donne Trotter
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142878
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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 = 289,728
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|org1 = American Accord Food Corp
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|org2 = Elahi, Siraj
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|org3 = Rogers, Leslie
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|org4 = Illinois Health Care Association
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|org5 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|orgamount1 = 19500
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|orgamount2 = 10000
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|orgamount3 = 10000
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|orgamount4 = 10000
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|orgamount5 = 9000
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|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Trotter
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|full Name = Donne Trotter
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116903
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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 = 229,753
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|org1 = Comed
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|org2 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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|org3 = American Accord Food Corp
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|org4 = Friends of Toi Hutchinson
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|org5 = At&T
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|orgamount1 = 8400
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|orgamount2 = 8000
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|orgamount3 = 7000
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|orgamount4 = 6000
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|orgamount5 = 6000
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|}}
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===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008, Trotter collected $328,486 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98834|2008 Trotter Campaign Donors]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Trotter  
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|full Name = Donne Trotter
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98834
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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 = 328,486
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|org1 = Cmte To Elect Rickey Hendon
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|org2 = Illinois Health Care Association
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|org3 = Comed
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|org4 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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|org5 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|orgamount1 = 13400
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|orgamount2 = 12500
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|orgamount3 = 12500
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|orgamount4 = 12000
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|orgamount5 = 9500
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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 = Trotter
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|full Name = Donne Trotter
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=81802
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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 = 253,741
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Alton Gaming Dba Alton Belle Casino
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|org3 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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|org4 = Illinois Health Care Association
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|org5 = Illinois Council on Long Term Care
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|orgamount1 = 13000
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|orgamount2 = 10001
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|orgamount3 = 9750
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|orgamount4 = 6000
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|orgamount5 = 5000
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|}}
  
{{legislative donor box}}
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===2004===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2004
| CMTE to Elect Rickey Hendon
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|name = Trotter
| align="right" | $13,400
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|full Name = Donne Trotter
|-
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63312
| Illinois Helath Care Association
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|office= Illinois State Senate
| align="right" | $12,500
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|new = no
|-
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|party = Democratic
| Comed
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|total raised = 238,695
| align="right" | $12,500
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|org1 = Illinois Council on Long Term Care
|-
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|org2 = Illinois Education Association
| Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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|org3 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
| align="right" | $12,000
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|org4 = Reniassance at South Shore
|-
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|org5 = Icv Captal Partner
| Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|orgamount1 = 7800
| align="right" | $9,500
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|orgamount2 = 7000
|-
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|orgamount3 = 6500
| Citizens for Emil Jones Jr.
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|orgamount4 = 5000
| align="right" | $8,000
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|orgamount5 = 5000
|-
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|}}
| Illinois Education Association
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| align="right" | $5,500
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|-
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| Dynegy Inc.
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| align="right" | $5,500
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|-
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| Altria
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| align="right" | $5,250
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|-
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| Illinois Credit Union League
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| align="right" | $5,050
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|-
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| AT&T
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Midway Airport Concessionaires
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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| align="right" | $4,500
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|-
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| Ameren
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| align="right" | $4,500
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|-
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| MidAmerican Energy
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| align="right" | $4,000
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|-
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| Harmony Health Plan of Illinois
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| align="right" | $4,000
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|-
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| Comcast
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| align="right" | $4,000
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|-
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| Chicago Automobile Trade Association
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| align="right" | $4,000
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|-
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| Illinois Realtors Association
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| align="right" | $3,900
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|-
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| Citizens for Mariyana Spyropoulos
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| align="right" | $3,500
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|}
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===2002===
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{{SLP donor box 2002
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|name = Trotter
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|full Name = Donne Trotter
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7434
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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 = 213,421
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|org1 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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|org2 = Illinois Senate Democratic Fund
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|org3 = Illinois Council on Long Term Care
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|org4 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|org5 = Illinois Birth To Five Pac
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|orgamount1 = 13600
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|orgamount2 = 12000
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|orgamount3 = 7500
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|orgamount4 = 6500
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|orgamount5 = 4500
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|}}
  
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===2000===
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{{SLP donor box 2000
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|name = Trotter
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|full Name = Donne Trotter
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30629
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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 = 48,585
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|org1 = Sbc Communications
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|org2 = United Distillers & Vintners North America
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|org3 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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|org4 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|org5 = Princeton Park Agency
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|orgamount1 = 3000
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|orgamount2 = 2000
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|orgamount3 = 1750
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|orgamount4 = 1500
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|orgamount5 = 1500
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|}}
  
==District 17==
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===1998===
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{{SLP donor box 1998
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|name = Trotter
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|full Name = Donne Trotter
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30307
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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 = 66,975
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|org1 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|org2 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|org3 = Illinois Education Association/I-Pace
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|org4 = Il Lawpac-Isba
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|org5 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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|orgamount1 = 4900
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|orgamount2 = 4200
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|orgamount3 = 3000
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|orgamount4 = 2500
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|orgamount5 = 2400
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|}}
  
Trotter represents Illinois Senate District 17.  District 17 includes the University of Chicago Area<ref>[http://www.ilchamber.org/Chamber_PAC/District_maps/legislative_dist_neil.pdf "Illinois Chamber of * [[Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009]</ref>.   
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===1996===
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{{SLP donor box 1996
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|name = Trotter  
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|full Name = Donne Trotter
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29906
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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 = 57,925
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|org1 = Ameritech Corp
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|org2 = Illinois Bankers Association
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|org3 = Illinois Health Care Association
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|org4 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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|org5 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|orgamount1 = 2300
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|orgamount2 = 1750
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|orgamount3 = 1650
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|orgamount4 = 1200
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|orgamount5 = 1200
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|}}
  
==Issues==
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==Scorecards==
===Political positions===
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===Illinois Opportunity Project===
====Debt negotiations====
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::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
Trotter is one of the members of a bipartisan group organized by the National Conference of Legislatures called the Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction (TFFDR). Consisting of 23 state lawmakers from 17 states,<ref>[http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?TabID=305&tabs=1027,79,950#1027 ''National Conference of State Legislatures,'' "Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction," accessed September 26, 2011]</ref> the group went to Capitol Hill on September 21, 2011 to urge the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to cut the nation's debt but not impose severe budget cuts on the states.
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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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====2012====
TFFDR urged the Committee to consider new revenue as a possibility, instead of just focusing on budget cuts as House Speaker John Boehner has proposed. The group specifically proposed passage of the "Main Street Fairness Act," which would allow states to tax online retailers.<ref>[http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentId=601794 ''Stateline,'' "State legislators want revenue on table in debt talks," September 22, 2011]</ref>
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Trotter received a score of 0.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale.  Her score was tied for the lowest among all 59 members of the [[Illinois State Senate]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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Donne and his wife, Rose, have four children.
  
Donne is married to Rose Trotter.  They have four children and resides in Chicago, Illinois.
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==Controversy==
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===Gun possession at airport===
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Trotter was charged with a felony after attempting to take a handgun and bullets through Chicago's O'Hare International Airport security.  Trotter is a valid firearm owner and a licensed security guardHe claimed to have worked late as a security guard before packing his bag and did not realize that the gun was there.<ref name=gun>[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8909665 ''ABC local,'' "TSA: State Sen. Donne Trotter tried to bring handgun, bullets through O'Hare security," December 5, 2012]</ref> He plead guilty to a misdemeanor of reckless conduct and was sentenced to 60 hours of community service and a year of court supervision on April 24, 2013.<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/24/donne-trotter-illinois-st_n_3148974.html ''huffingtonpost.com'', "Donne Trotter, Illinois State Senator Facing Weapons Charge, Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor," April 24, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1651 Biography from the Illinois General Assembly]
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*[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1651 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=6290 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.senatedem.ilga.gov/index.php/sen-trotter-home Profile] at Illinois Senate Democrats
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=6290 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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Donne Trotter
Donne Trotter.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 17
Incumbent
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Majority Leader
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois House of Representatives
1988 - 1993
Education
Bachelor'sChicago State University
Master'sLoyola School of Law
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 30, 1950
Place of birthCairo, Illinois
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Donne Trotter is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 1995. He previously served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1988 to 1993.

Trotter earned his Bachelor's from Chicago State and his J.D> from Loyola-Chicago. His professional experience includes working as a hospital administrator.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations I
Appropriations II, Vice-Chairperson
Committee of the Whole
Executive

2011-2012

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


2009-2010

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

Issues

Political positions

Debt negotiations

Trotter is one of the members of a bipartisan group organized by the National Conference of Legislatures called the Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction (TFFDR). Consisting of 23 state lawmakers from 17 states,[2] the group went to Capitol Hill on September 21, 2011 to urge the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to cut the nation's debt but not impose severe budget cuts on the states.

TFFDR urged the Committee to consider new revenue as a possibility, instead of just focusing on budget cuts as House Speaker John Boehner has proposed. The group specifically proposed passage of the "Main Street Fairness Act," which would allow states to tax online retailers.[3]

Elections

2013

See also: Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013

Trotter was seeking election to the U.S. House in Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election in 2013. However, he dropped out of the race prior to the filing deadline due to his arrest and subsequent felony charge.[4]

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Trotter won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 17. He was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20[5][6] and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Illinois State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonne Trotter Incumbent 100% 85,524
Total Votes 85,524

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Donne Trotter won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 17. He ran unopposed receiving 79,070 votes.[8]


Illinois State Senate, District 17 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donne Trotter (D) 79,070

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Trotter is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Trotter raised a total of $1,727,309 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 16, 2013.[9]

Donne Trotter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 17 Won $289,728
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 17 Not up for election $229,753
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 17 Won $328,486
2006 Illinois State Senate, District 17 Not up for election $253,741
2004 Illinois State Senate, District 17 Won $238,695
2002 Illinois State Senate, District 17 Won $213,421
2000 Illinois State Senate, District 17 Not up for election $48,585
1998 Illinois State Senate, District 17 Won $66,975
1996 Illinois State Senate, District 17 Won $57,925
Grand Total Raised $1,727,309

2012

Trotter won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Trotter raised a total of $289,728.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Donne Trotter's campaign in 2012
American Accord Food Corp$19,500
Elahi, Siraj$10,000
Rogers, Leslie$10,000
Illinois Health Care Association$10,000
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois$9,000
Total Raised in 2012$289,728
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Trotter was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Trotter raised a total of $229,753.

2008

Trotter won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Trotter raised a total of $328,486.

2006

Trotter was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Trotter raised a total of $253,741.

2004

Trotter won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Trotter raised a total of $238,695.

2002

Trotter won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Trotter raised a total of $213,421.

2000

Trotter was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Trotter raised a total of $48,585.

1998

Trotter won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Trotter raised a total of $66,975.

1996

Trotter won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Trotter raised a total of $57,925.

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."[10][11]

2012

Trotter received a score of 0.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the lowest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[11]

Personal

Donne and his wife, Rose, have four children.

Controversy

Gun possession at airport

Trotter was charged with a felony after attempting to take a handgun and bullets through Chicago's O'Hare International Airport security. Trotter is a valid firearm owner and a licensed security guard. He claimed to have worked late as a security guard before packing his bag and did not realize that the gun was there.[4] He plead guilty to a misdemeanor of reckless conduct and was sentenced to 60 hours of community service and a year of court supervision on April 24, 2013.[12]

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