Frank J. Mautino

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Frank J. Mautino
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Illinois House of Representatives District 76
In office
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 24
Deputy Majority Leader
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sIllinois Valley Community College, 1983
Bachelor'sIllinois State University, 1985
Date of birthAugust 7, 1962
Place of birthSpring Valley, IL
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Frank J. Mautino (b. August 7, 1962) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 76 since 1991. He currently serves as Assistant Majority Leader.

Mautino worked as a Corporate Brand Manager for Mautino Distributing Company from 1986-1992, was a Driver from 1980-1985, and a Warehouseman from 1976-1980.

He is a member of the Comprehensive Health Insurance Program Board of the Audit Commission, Economic and Fiscal Commission, and Chair of the Downstate Caucus.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture & Conservation
Revenue & Finance
Legislative Audit Commission, Co-chair
Legislative Ethics Commission


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


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


Tax hike bill, 2011

Rep. Mautino argued against an increase in the state income tax. He pointed to the millions of dollars of new spending for schools as just as problematic as the 75 percent income tax increase.

"The main concern is that there can't be any new spending," said Mautino. "All of our members know that the structural deficit here is equal to a two percent income tax [hike]."[2]

Craft brewers

In May 2011, the Illinois House unanimously passed a measure, sponsored by Mautino, that would allow craft brewers to distribute their own beer.

“(The measure) grants a limited option to Illinois and out-of-state start up breweries, defined in the bill as craft brewers, to self-distribute beer products pursuant to a permit issued by the Liquor Control Commission,” said state Rep. Frank J. Mautino.

Senate Bill 754 would allow craft brewers that manufacture up to 465,000 gallons of beer per year to distribute not more than 232,500 gallons of their own beer in that same year.

Although the measure had all of the representatives’ support, state Rep. John E. Bradley said this proposal is a Pyrrhic victory for craft brewers.

“We have several of these small businesses throughout the state, in particular in my area, and I support their growth and their attempts to do business within the state,” Bradley said. “However I don’t think that this is going to settle the litigation, which is taking place throughout the state.”

Anheuser-Busch has taken Illinois to court for interfering with the beer company’s distributor licenses.

The measure left for the governor’s desk on May 23, 2011.[3]



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mautino won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 76. Mautino was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated Donald Jensen (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 76, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrank J. Mautino Incumbent 63.1% 28,113
     Republican Donald Jensen 36.9% 16,407
Total Votes 44,520


See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mautino won re-election to the 76th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition.[7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 76 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Frank J. Mautino (D) 26,889 100.0%

He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Frank Mautino won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 76. He ran unopposed receiving 40,615 votes.[8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 76 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank J. Mautino (D) 40,615


On November 7, 2006, Democrat Frank Mautino won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 76 receiving 23,028 votes ahead of Republican Patricia Wagner who received 8,943 votes.[9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 76 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Mautino (D) 23,028
Patricia Wagner (R) 8,943

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Mautino collected $428,347 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[10]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Frank J. Mautino's campaign in 2010
Service Employees Healthcare Illinois Indiana$26,000
Operating Engineers Local 150$25,000
Illinois Health Care Association$25,000
Illinois Electrical Workers$15,000
Illinois Education Association$10,000
Total Raised in 2010 $428,347


In 2008, Mautino collected $267,125 in donations.[11]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $11,000
Unicare Life & Health Insurance $8,000
Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois $8,000
Illinois Life Insurance Council $6,000
Trustmark Insurance $5,500


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]


Mautino received a score of 57.14 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 50th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[13]

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