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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>
 
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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Golar received a score of 25.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale.  Her score was tied for the 6th highest among all 120 members of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
  
 
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Esther Golar
Esther Golar.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 6
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Appointed2006
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Place of birthChicago, IL
ReligionUnited Church of Christ
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Esther Golar is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 6. She was first appointed to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Golar's professional experience includes working for the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy before she became a legislator.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-Human Services
Elementary & Secondary Education
Housing, Chair
Personnel & Pensions
Public Utilities

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Esther Golar ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election. Tondalaya Marie Nelson (R) was removed from the ballot on January 7, 2014.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Golar won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 6. Golar ran unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEsther Golar Incumbent 100% 31,283
Total Votes 31,283

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Golar won re-election to the 6th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. [8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 6 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Esther Golar (D) 14,920 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Esther Golar won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 6. She ran unopposed receiving 22,395 votes.[9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 6 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Esther Golar (D) 22,395

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat Esther Golar won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 6. She ran unopposed receiving 16,793 votes.[10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 6 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Esther Golar (D) 16,793

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Golar is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Golar raised a total of $454,642 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[11]

Esther Golar's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 6 Won $72,852
2010 Illinois State House, District 6 Won $45,050
2008 Illinois State House, District 6 Won $261,868
2006 Illinois State House, District 6 Won $74,872
Grand Total Raised $454,642

2012

Golar won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Golar raised a total of $72,852.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Esther Golar's campaign in 2012
Seiu Healthcare Illinois Indiana$9,685
Chicago Teachers Union$3,500
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association$3,500
Illinois Federation of Teachers$3,000
Illinois Hospital Association$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$72,852
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Golar won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Golar raised a total of $45,050.

2008

Golar won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Golar raised a total of $261,868.

2006

Golar won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Golar raised a total of $74,872.

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."[12][13]

2012

Golar received a score of 25.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 6th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[13]

Personal

Golar served on the Robert Fulton Elementary Local School Council from 1999-2006, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, Incorporated from 1998-2006, and is a member of Alternative Policing Strategy, and Trinity United Church of Christ.[14]

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