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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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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/research/fiscal-policy/federal-deficit-reduction-overview.aspx ''National Conference of State Legislatures'', "Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction," accessed May 15, 2014]</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.
  
 
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>
 
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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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 Healthcare 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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