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}}{{tnr}}'''Ira Silverstein''' is a [[Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]].  He has represented District 8 since 1999 and currently serves as a [[State Senate Majority Whip|Majority Whip]]. Silverstein was re-elected in November of 2006 with his term expiring in 2010.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Ira Silverstein''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 8 and serving as [[State Senate Majority Whip|Majority Whip]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.
  
Silverstein graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in 1982 from Loyola-Chicago and graduated with his law degree from John Marshall-Chicago in 1985.
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Silverstein earned his Bachelor's in 1982 from Loyola-Chicago and his J.D. from John Marshall-Chicago in 1985. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.
 
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In addition to being a full-time Senator, Silverstein is a practicing Attorney.
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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, Silverstein 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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|Collapse =
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Committee of the Whole
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|Chair2 = Vice-Chairperson
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|Committee2 = Executive
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|Committee3 = Executive Appointments
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|Committee4 = Financial Institutions
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|Committee5 = Insurance
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|Committee6 = Judiciary
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|Committee7 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Silverstein served on these committees:
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Silverstein served on these committees:
* [[Committee of the Whole, Illinois Senate]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Environment Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Chair
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|State = Illinois
* [[Executive Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Vice Chair
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|year = 2011
* [[Financial Institutions Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Gaming Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Vice Chair
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[Insurance Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Committee1 = Committee of the Whole
* [[Judiciary Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Chair3 = Vice Chair
* [[Administrative Rules Committee, Illinois General Assembly|Joint Committee on Administrative Rules]]
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|Chair2 = Chair
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|Chair5 = Vice Chair
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|Committee2 = Environment
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|Committee3 = Executive
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|Committee4 = Financial Institutions
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|Committee5 = Gaming
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|Committee6 = Insurance
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|Committee7 = Judiciary
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|Committee8 = Administrative Rules
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|Joint8 = Yes
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Silverstein served on these committees:
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Silverstein 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
* [[Financial Institutions Committee, Illinois State Senate|Financial Institutions]]
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|State = Illinois
* [[Gaming Committee, Illinois State Senate|Gaming]]
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|year = 2009
* [[Insurance Committee, Illinois State Senate|Insurance]]
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Judiciary Committee, Illinois State Senate|Judiciary]]<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009]</ref>.
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Executive
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|Chair1 =
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|Chair2 =
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|Committee2 = Financial Institutions
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|Committee3 = Gaming
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|Committee4 = Insurance
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|Committee5 = Judiciary
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|Committee6 =
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|Committee7 =
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Silverstein
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|Full name = Ira Silverstein
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|year = 1998
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|Editdate = July 12, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=3387 ''followthemoney.org'', "Silverstein, Ira I," accessed July 12, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 223072
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 8]]
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|totalraised2010 = 138651
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|result2010 = N/A
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|office2010 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 8]]
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|totalraised2008 = 273398
 +
|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2008|Illinois State Senate, District 8]]
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|totalraised2006 = 196642
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|result2006 = N/A
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|office2006 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 8]]
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|totalraised2004 = 144720
 +
|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2004|Illinois State Senate, District 8]]
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|totalraised2002 = 182055
 +
|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2002|Illinois State Senate, District 8]]
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|totalraised2000 = 197825
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|result2000 = N/A
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|office2000 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 8]]
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|totalraised1998 = 192471
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|result1998 = Won
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|office1998 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 8]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Silverstein
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|full Name = Ira Silverstein
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142874
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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 = 223,072
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|org1 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|org2 = Medical Staffing Solutions Ltd
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|org3 = Illinois Health Care Association
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|org4 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|org5 = Meikem Supply Inc
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|orgamount1 = 11000
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|orgamount2 = 10000
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|orgamount3 = 10000
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|orgamount4 = 8000
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|orgamount5 = 7000
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|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Silverstein
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|full Name = Ira Silverstein
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116889
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 138,651
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|org1 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|org2 = 613
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|org3 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|org4 = Twinmed
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|org5 = Chicago Office Technology Group
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|orgamount1 = 13500
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|orgamount2 = 10000
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|orgamount3 = 6279
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|orgamount4 = 4500
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|orgamount5 = 4000
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|}}
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===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008, Silverstein collected $273,398 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98815|2008 Silverstein Campaign Donors]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Silverstein  
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|full Name = Ira Silverstein
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98815
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
 +
|total raised = 273,398
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|org1 = Illinois Health Care Association
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|org2 = 613 Pac
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|org3 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|org4 = Bakst, Jakob
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|org5 = Ray, Barry M
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|orgamount1 = 39000
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|orgamount2 = 17000
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|orgamount3 = 12000
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|orgamount4 = 10000
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|orgamount5 = 6000
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|}}
  
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Silverstein
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|full Name = Ira Silverstein
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=81800
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = off
 +
|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 196,642
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|org1 = Twinmed
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|org2 = Capitol Care Center
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|org3 = Altria
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|org4 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|org5 = Illinois Road Builders Association
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|orgamount1 = 4000
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|orgamount2 = 4000
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|orgamount3 = 3500
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|orgamount4 = 3000
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|orgamount5 = 3000
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|}}
  
{{legislative donor box}}
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===2004===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2004
| Illinois Helath Care Association
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|name = Silverstein
| align="right" | $39,000
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|full Name = Ira Silverstein
|-
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63292
| 613 Pac
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|office= Illinois State Senate
| align="right" | $17,000
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|new = no
|-
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|party = Democratic
| Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|total raised = 144,720
| align="right" | $12,000
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|org1 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
|-
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|org2 = Illinois Council on Long Term Care
| Jakob Bakst
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|org3 = Illinois Realtors Association
| align="right" | $10,000
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|org4 = Illinois Credit Union League
|-
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|org5 = Illinois State Medical Society
| Barry M. Ray
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|orgamount1 = 7000
| align="right" | $6,000
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|orgamount2 = 6000
|-
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|orgamount3 = 5000
| Chicago Automobile Trade Association
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|orgamount4 = 4000
| align="right" | $6,000
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|orgamount5 = 3000
|-
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|}}
| Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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| align="right" | $5,000
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===2002===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2002
| Illinois State Medical Society
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|name = Silverstein
| align="right" | $5,000
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|full Name = Ira Silverstein
|-
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=3897
| Illinois Realtors Association
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|office= Illinois State Senate
| align="right" | $4,500
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|new = no
|-
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|party = Democratic
| Charles P. Sheets
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|total raised = 182,055
| align="right" | $3,540
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|org1 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
|-
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|org2 = Certified Health Management
| SW Management
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|org3 = Afscme Council 31
| align="right" | $3,000
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|org4 = Alden Management Services
|-
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|org5 = Community Physical Therapy & Associates
| George Hanus
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|orgamount1 = 4000
| align="right" | $2,750
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|orgamount2 = 3240
|-
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|orgamount3 = 2540
| Kraft Foods
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|orgamount4 = 2500
| align="right" | $2,700
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|orgamount5 = 2500
|-
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|}}
| Altria
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| align="right" | $2,500
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===2000===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2000
| Chicago Teachers Union
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|name = Silverstein
| align="right" | $2,500
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|full Name = Ira Silverstein
|-
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30605
| Platinum Health Care
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|office= Illinois State Senate
| align="right" | $2,000
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|new = off
|-
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|party = Democratic
| Illinois Chiropractic Society
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|total raised = 197,825
| align="right" | $2,000
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|org1 = Dynamic Health Care Ltd
|-
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|org2 = S & H Management
| Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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|org3 = Glenbar Management Co Ltd
| align="right" | $2,000
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|org4 = Hunter Management Llc
|-
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|org5 = United Distillers & Vintners North America
| Inland Real Estate
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|orgamount1 = 6000
| align="right" | $2,000
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|orgamount2 = 5500
|-
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|orgamount3 = 5000
| Keith A. & Jodi B. Hebeisen
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|orgamount4 = 3000
| align="right" | $2,000
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|orgamount5 = 2500
|}
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|}}
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===1998===
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{{SLP donor box 1998
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|name = Silverstein
 +
|full Name = Ira Silverstein
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30281
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|office= Illinois State Senate
 +
|new = yes
 +
|party = Democratic
 +
|total raised = 192,471
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|org1 = Silverstein, Ira I
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|org2 = Silverstein, Ira I
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|org3 = Il Senate Democratic Fund
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|org4 = Illinois Education Association/I-Pace
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|org5 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|orgamount1 = 69846
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|orgamount2 = 25000
 +
|orgamount3 = 12935
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|orgamount4 = 10500
 +
|orgamount5 = 6000
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|}}
  
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
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====2012====
 
====2012====
 
Silverstein received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale.  Her score was tied for the 37th highest among all 59 members of the [[Illinois State Senate]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
 
Silverstein received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale.  Her score was tied for the 37th highest among all 59 members of the [[Illinois State Senate]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
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==Personal==
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Ira and his wife, Debra, have four children.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Ira + Silverstein + Illinois + Senate'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Ira + Silverstein + Illinois + Senate'''
 
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==District 8==
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Silverstein represents Illinois Senate District 8.  District 8 includes in the Northwest side of Chicago<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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==Personal==
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Ira is married to Debra Silverstein.  They have four children and reside in Chicago, Illinois.
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1649 Biography from the Illinois General Assembly]
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* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=98&MemberID=1874 Biography, bills and committees] at the 98th Illinois General Assembly
{{LegisLinks | votesmart = 18194 | c-span = | followthemoney = 3387 | worldcat = | fb =  | flickr = | twitter =  | youtube = | linked =  | nndb = | wikipedia =  Ira_Silverstein}}
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**Previous sessions: [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1649 97th]
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{{LegisLinks | votesmart = 18194 | c-span = | followthemoney = | worldcat = | fb =  | flickr = | twitter =  | youtube = | linked =  | nndb = | wikipedia =  Ira_Silverstein}}
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142874 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116889 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116889 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=81800 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63292 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=3897 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30605 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30281 1998]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 14:56, 12 July 2013

Ira Silverstein
Ira Silverstein.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 8
Incumbent
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Caucus Chair
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLoyola University (1982)
J.D.John Marshall Law School (1985)
Personal
BirthdayOctober 10, 1960
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ira Silverstein is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 8 and serving as Majority Whip. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Silverstein earned his Bachelor's in 1982 from Loyola-Chicago and his J.D. from John Marshall-Chicago in 1985. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Executive, Vice-Chairperson
Executive Appointments
Financial Institutions
Insurance
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Silverstein served on these committees:[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Silverstein won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 8. He was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20[2][3] and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Illinois State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngIra Silverstein Incumbent 100% 54,399
Total Votes 54,399

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Ira Silverstein won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 8. He ran unopposed receiving 55,691 votes. [5]


Illinois State Senate, District 8 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ira Silverstein (D) 55,691


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Silverstein is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Silverstein raised a total of $1,548,834 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 12, 2013.[6]

Ira Silverstein's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 8 Won $223,072
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 8 Not up for election $138,651
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 8 Won $273,398
2006 Illinois State Senate, District 8 Not up for election $196,642
2004 Illinois State Senate, District 8 Won $144,720
2002 Illinois State Senate, District 8 Won $182,055
2000 Illinois State Senate, District 8 Not up for election $197,825
1998 Illinois State Senate, District 8 Won $192,471
Grand Total Raised $1,548,834

2012

Silverstein won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Silverstein raised a total of $223,072.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ira Silverstein's campaign in 2012
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois$11,000
Medical Staffing Solutions Ltd$10,000
Illinois Health Care Association$10,000
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association$8,000
Meikem Supply Inc$7,000
Total Raised in 2012$223,072
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Silverstein was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Silverstein raised a total of $138,651.

2008

Silverstein won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Silverstein raised a total of $273,398.

2006

Silverstein was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Silverstein raised a total of $196,642.

2004

Silverstein won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Silverstein raised a total of $144,720.

2002

Silverstein won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Silverstein raised a total of $182,055.

2000

Silverstein was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Silverstein raised a total of $197,825.

1998

Silverstein won election to the Illinois State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Silverstein raised a total of $192,471.

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."[7][8]

2012

Silverstein received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 37th highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[8]

Personal

Ira and his wife, Debra, have four children.

Recent news

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Political offices
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Illinois Senate District 8
1999–present
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