Ira Silverstein

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Ira Silverstein
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Illinois State Senate District 8
Incumbent
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
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. He has represented District 8 since 1999 and currently serves as a Majority Whip. Silverstein was re-elected in November of 2006 with his term expiring in 2010.

Silverstein graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in 1982 from Loyola-Chicago and graduated with his law degree from John Marshall-Chicago in 1985.

In addition to being a full-time Senator, Silverstein is a practicing Attorney.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Silverstein has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Silverstein is running for re-election to the 8th District seat in the Illinois State Senate in 2012. He is unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20, 2012.[2]

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. [3]


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


Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Silverstein collected $273,398 in donations.[4]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Illinois Helath Care Association $39,000
613 Pac $17,000
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $12,000
Jakob Bakst $10,000
Barry M. Ray $6,000
Chicago Automobile Trade Association $6,000
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $5,000
Illinois State Medical Society $5,000
Illinois Realtors Association $4,500
Charles P. Sheets $3,540
SW Management $3,000
George Hanus $2,750
Kraft Foods $2,700
Altria $2,500
Chicago Teachers Union $2,500
Platinum Health Care $2,000
Illinois Chiropractic Society $2,000
Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association $2,000
Inland Real Estate $2,000
Keith A. & Jodi B. Hebeisen $2,000


District 8

Silverstein represents Illinois Senate District 8. District 8 includes in the Northwest side of Chicago[5].

Personal

Ira is married to Debra Silverstein. They have four children and reside in Chicago, Illinois.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Illinois Senate District 8
1999–present
Succeeded by
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