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 11, 2017
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Caucus Chair
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/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. 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

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

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2008

In 2008, Silverstein collected $273,398 in donations.[6]

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

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]

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District 8

Silverstein represents Illinois Senate District 8. District 8 includes in the Northwest side of Chicago[9].

Personal

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

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Illinois Senate District 8
1999–present
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