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  |Name =Heather Steans
  political position  = Illinois State Senate District 7 |
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  |Position = Illinois State Senate District 7
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  |Tenure =February 2008 - Present
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}}{{tnr}}'''Heather Steans''' is a [[Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]]. Steans was first appointed to the 7th District Senate seat in February of 2008<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1736 ''Illinois General Assembly'' "Senator Heather Steans"]</ref>.  Steans was re-elected in November of 2010 with her term expiring in 2015.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Heather Steans''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 7. She was first appointed to the chamber in February 2008.<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1736 ''Illinois General Assembly'' "Senator Heather Steans"]</ref>
  
Steans graduated with her Bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
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Steans earned her Bachelor's from Princeton University and her Master's in Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Her professional experience includes working as the Strategic Planning Director for Chicago Public Schools and Budget Director for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
 
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Steans is a full-time Senator.  Before becoming a Senator, Steans was the Strategic Planning Director for Chicago Public Schools and the former Budget Director for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Steans 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 = Chairperson
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|Chair4 = Vice-Chairperson
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|Committee2 = Appropriations II
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|Committee3 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee4 = Environment
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|Committee5 = Executive
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|Committee6 = Public Health
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|Committee7 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Steans has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Steans served on these committees:
* [[Appropriations Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Chair
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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
* [[Environment Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Vice Chair
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* [[Human Services Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[Public Health Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Committee1 = Appropriations I
* Subcommittee on Special Issues (Human Services), Vice Chair
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|Committee4 = Environment
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|Committee5 = Human Services
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|Committee6 = Public Health
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|Committee7 =
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Steans served on these committees:
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Steans 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>
* [[Executive Committee, Illinois State Senate|Executive]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Deficit Reduction Committee, Illinois State Senate|Deficit Reduction]]
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|State = Illinois
* [[Education Committee, Illinois State Senate|Education]]
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|year = 2009
* [[Environment Committee, Illinois State Senate|Environment]]
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* [[Human Services Committee, Illinois State Senate|Human Services]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[Public Health Committee, Illinois State Senate|Public Health]]
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|Committee1 = Executive
 
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|Committee2 = Deficit Reduction
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|Committee3 = Education
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|Committee4 = Environment
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|Committee5 = Human Services
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|Committee6 = Public Health
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|Committee7 =
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
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::''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
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Steans won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 7. She 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 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 7, General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|winner1 = Heather Steans
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|Inc1 = Y
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|votes1 = 67690
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}}
  
 
===2010===
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2008===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
In 2008, Steans collected $322,596 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98821|2008 Steans Campaign Donors]</ref>
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|Name = Steans
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|Full name = Heather Steans
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=9244 ''followthemoney.org'', "Steans, Heather," accessed July 11, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 188012
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 7]]
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|totalraised2010 = 412161
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2010|Illinois State Senate, District 7]]
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|totalraised2008 = 322596
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2008|Illinois State Senate, District 7]]
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}}
  
Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Steans
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|full Name = Heather Steans
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142875
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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 = 188,012
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|org1 = Steans, Heather A
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|org2 = Illinois Hospital Association
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|org3 = Steans, Harrison
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|org4 = Seiu Healthcare Illinois Indiana
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|org5 = Smith, Leo A
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|orgamount1 = 14648
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|orgamount2 = 7000
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|orgamount3 = 6000
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|orgamount4 = 6000
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|orgamount5 = 5000
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|}}
  
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
| Heather A. Steans
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|name = Steans  
| align="right" | $41,750
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|full Name = Heather Steans  
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116888
| Leonard Gail
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|office= Illinois State Senate
| align="right" | $4,600
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
| Robin Steans
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|total raised = 412,161
| align="right" | $4,600
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|org1 = Steans, Heather
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|org2 = Illinois Fairness Fund
| Thomas Hunter III
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|org3 = Smith, Leo A
| align="right" | $4,600
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|org4 = Illinois Education Association
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|org5 = Gail, Leonard
| Jennifer W. Steans
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|orgamount1 = 65809
| align="right" | $4,600
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|orgamount2 = 13598
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|orgamount3 = 12000
| Lois Steans
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|orgamount4 = 8000
| align="right" | $4,600
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|orgamount5 = 7200
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|}}
| Harrison Steans
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| align="right" | $4,600
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| Morris Kaplan
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| align="right" | $4,600
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| Richard Giesen
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| align="right" | $4,000
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| Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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| align="right" | $4,000
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| Norman R. Bobins
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| align="right" | $3,300
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| Harrington Bischof
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| align="right" | $3,300
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| Donald G. Lubin
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| James W. Mabie
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| Joseph Ernsteen
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| align="right" | $3,300
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| John Willis
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| align="right" | $3,300
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| Ed Kaplan
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| align="right" | $3,000
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| Bruce Simon
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| align="right" | $3,000
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| Illinois Education Association
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| align="right" | $2,500
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| Mark S. Hersh
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| align="right" | $2,500
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===2008===
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Steans
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|full Name = Heather Steans
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98821
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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 = 322,596
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|org1 = Steans, Heather A
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|org2 = Steans, Robin
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|org3 = Steans, Jennifer W
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|org4 = Hunter Iii, Thomas
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|org5 = Gail, Leonard
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|orgamount1 = 41750
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|orgamount2 = 4600
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|orgamount3 = 4600
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|orgamount4 = 4600
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|orgamount5 = 4600
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|}}
  
 
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==Scorecards==
==District 7==
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===Illinois Opportunity Project===
Steans represents Illinois Senate District 7.  District 7 includes in the Chicago North Shore area in the City of Chicago and in the suburbs<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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::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
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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====
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Steans received a score of 28.57 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scaleHer score was tied for the 45th highest among all 59 members of the [[Illinois State Senate]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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Heather and her husband, Leo, have three children.
  
Heather is married to Leo Smith.  They have three children and reside in Lake Forest, Illinois.  
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==Recent news==
 
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Heather + Steans + Illinois + Senate'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://www.senatorsteans.com Senator Steans's website]
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* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=98&MemberID=1947 Biography, bills and committees] at the 98th Illinois General Assembly
* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1736 Biography from the Illinois General Assembly]
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**Previous sessions: [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1736 97th]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=101672 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://www.senatorsteans.com Constituency website]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=101672 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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{{LegisLinks | votesmart = 101672 | c-span = | followthemoney = | worldcat = | fb = heathersteansforsenate | flickr = | twitter =  | youtube = | linked =  | nndb = | wikipedia = Heather_Steans }}
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98821 2008]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142875 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116888 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98821 2008]
* [http://www.facebook.com/heathersteansforsenate Stearns' facebook]
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Revision as of 14:45, 12 July 2013

Heather Steans
Heather Steans.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 7
Incumbent
In office
February 2008 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedFebruary 2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPrinceton University
Master'sHarvard University
Personal
BirthdayMay 8, 1963
Place of birthLake Forest, Illinois
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Heather Steans is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 7. She was first appointed to the chamber in February 2008.[1]

Steans earned her Bachelor's from Princeton University and her Master's in Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Her professional experience includes working as the Strategic Planning Director for Chicago Public Schools and Budget Director for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Steans served on these committees:[2]

Issues

Medicaid

The Illinois Senate approved a Medicaid measure projected to save $800 million during the next five years.

House Bill 5420 would move half of the state’s 2.8 million Medicaid participants into “coordinated” or managed care between 2011 and 2015. This is a far stretch from the 195,000 participants who now are assigned to a primary “medical home.”

Lawmakers had to tighten the $14 billion state-federal health care system in December and were still hashing out the details in early January 2011.

“This is probably not a bill that any one of us on this committee would write. But that’s the nature of compromise,” said Steans. “I think where we are and what we’re going to see, though, is something that really does put the state and our Medicaid system in a much better place down the line.”

In 2014, low-income single adults will be eligible to enroll for the federal option, so all states are slated with the task of working out their end of the details. State Sen. Dale Righter said the proposal will return the “struggling” program to a safety net for the poor, instead of a catch-all for the potentially ineligible.

“It’s struggling for the people who need it the worst,” he said. “We’re talking about the people who are on the lowest rungs of the economic ladder, the people for whom access is a truly critical issue. The people who aren’t mobile. People who can’t drive two hours and take a day off because it’s not a big deal to make sure that their child can get to a medical provider.”[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Steans won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 7. She was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20[4][5] and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6]

Illinois State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHeather Steans Incumbent 100% 67,690
Total Votes 67,690

2010

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2010

Steans won re-election to the 7th District Seat in the Illinois State Senate against Democrat Adam Robinson. The election took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

Illinois State Senate, District 7 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Heather Steans (D) 41,214 83.69%
Adam Robinson (R) 8,030 16.31%

Steans was challenged by Jim Madigan in the Democratic primary election on February 2nd.[8]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Heather Steans won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 7 receiving 55,457 votes, ahead of Tom Durkin (13,190 votes).[9]


Illinois State Senate, District 7 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Heather Steans (D) 55,457
Tom Durkin (G) 13,190

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Steans is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Steans raised a total of $922,769 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 12, 2013.[10]

Heather Steans's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 7 Won $188,012
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 7 Won $412,161
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 7 Won $322,596
Grand Total Raised $922,769

2012

Steans won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Steans raised a total of $188,012.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Heather Steans's campaign in 2012
Steans, Heather A$14,648
Illinois Hospital Association$7,000
Steans, Harrison$6,000
Seiu Healthcare Illinois Indiana$6,000
Smith, Leo A$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$188,012
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Steans won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Steans raised a total of $412,161.

2008

Steans won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Steans raised a total of $322,596.

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."[11][12]

2012

Steans received a score of 28.57 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 45th highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[12]

Personal

Heather and her husband, Leo, have three children.

Recent news

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