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}}{{tnr}}'''Dwight D. Kay''' (b. May 5, 1947) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 112. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
Kay is Vice President of Cassens Transport, an Edwardsville, IL-based automobile shipping company. He served as campaign chairman for Illinois Appellate Court Justice Stephen McGlynn in 2006 and finance chairman for Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier's campaign in 2004. He is also an elder at Hope Presbyterian Church in Collinsville, IL, and a member of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce's Employment Law Counsel. Kay earned a B.A. in Political Science and Business Administration from Taylor University in 1970.
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Kay earned his B.A. in Political Science and Business Administration from Taylor University in 1970. H professional experience includes working as Vice President of Cassens Transport, campaign chairman for Illinois Appellate Court Justice Stephen McGlynn and finance chairman for Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier's.
  
 
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Kay received a score of 75.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B- according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the 12th highest among all 120 members of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
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Revision as of 09:42, 2 July 2013

Dwight D. Kay
Dwight Kay.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 112
Incumbent
In office
January 12, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTaylor University, 1970
Personal
BirthdayMay 5, 1947
Place of birthWheaton, Il
ProfessionVice President, Cassens Transport
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Dwight D. Kay (b. May 5, 1947) is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 112. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Kay earned his B.A. in Political Science and Business Administration from Taylor University in 1970. H professional experience includes working as Vice President of Cassens Transport, campaign chairman for Illinois Appellate Court Justice Stephen McGlynn and finance chairman for Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier's.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-Public Safety
Economic Development
Environment
Insurance
Judiciary
Labor & Commerce

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "The # 1 issue in Illinois and here in the Metro East is JOBS. Restoring jobs and opportunity requires creating a positive environment for businesses to grow and entrepreneurs to succeed. Small businesses and employers in Illinois are overtaxed and overregulated."
  • Repeal the Tax Hike
Excerpt: "I strongly support repeal of the 67% income tax increase imposed on Illinois families and employers in 2011 – a tax hike my predecessor cast the deciding vote in favor of. This tax increase has stagnated economic growth and driven jobs and opportunity out of Illinois; all while making it harder for working families to make ends meet."
  • A State that Lives Within Its Means
Excerpt: "For over a decade, Springfield politicians have spent more money than they had, plunging our state into historic debt that has led to job-killing tax increases, credit downgrades, and billions in unpaid bills. ...Together we can bring Springfield’s reckless spending-spree to an end and restore a balanced budget to Illinois by electing leaders committed to living within our means."
  • Pro Life
Excerpt: "I support the sanctity of life. I believe that life begins at conception and that each and every human life is worthy of dignity and respect. I will support legislation that defends the value of human life and strengthens families."
  • Gun Rights
Excerpt: "I support our Second Amendment rights, plain and simple. Illinois is the only state in the nation that does not currently allow law-abiding citizens to legally carry a firearm for self-defense. Current gun laws are ineffective at taking guns out of the hands of criminals and only serve to limit an individual’s ability to protect themselves and their families."

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kay won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 112. Kay was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and defeated Marleen Suarez (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 112, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDwight D. Kay Incumbent 50.3% 24,531
     Democratic Marleen Suarez 49.7% 24,202
Total Votes 48,733


Endorsements

Kay's campaign website lists the following endorsements:[5]

  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce PAC
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB SAFE Trust)
  • ABATE PAC
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Illinois
  • ‘A’ rating from the NRA

2010

Kay defeated Democratic incumbent Jay C. Hoffman in the state's November 2, 2010 general election.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 112 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dwight D. Kay (R) 19,689 51.63%
Jay C. Hoffman (D) 18,449 48.37%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Kay raised $670,494 in contributions. [7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Organization Of Illinois $258,076
Illinois Republican Party $76,990
Illinois State Chamber Of Commerce $48,671
Two Party System Inc $34,935

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."[8][9]

2012

Kay received a score of 75.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 12th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[9]

Personal

Kay and his wife, Nancy, have two children.

Recent news

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jay C. Hoffman
Illinois House of Representatives District 112
2011–present
Succeeded by
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