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Iris Martinez
Iris Martinez.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 20
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Caucus Whip
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 25, 1956
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Iris Martinez is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate. Martinez has served in the Illinois State Senate since 2003. Martinez was re-elected in November of 2008 with her term expiring in 2013.

Martinez attended Northeastern University and Illinois-Chicago.

Martinez is a former Human Services Assistant and a Full-Time Senator.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Education

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Health Care Licensing
  • Subcommittee on Pension Enhancements, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on Special Issues (Licensed Activities), Vice Chair

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Martinez won election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 20. She 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 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngIris Martinez Incumbent 100% 47,688
Total Votes 47,688

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Iris Martinez won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 20. She ran unopposed receiving 42,310 votes.[5]


Illinois State Senate, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Iris Martinez (D) 42,310


Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2008

In 2008, Martinez collected $737,775 in donations.[6]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Illinois Senate Democratic Fund $470,000
Food & Commercial Workers Local 881 $13,831
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $6,500
Comed $5,700
Sonia Torres Mendoza $5,000
Illinois Laborers $5,000
Luking & Associates $5,000
Chicago Game & Gourmet $5,000
Karen V. Mata $5,000
AT&T $4,000
Gabriel Lopez $3,800
Service Employees Local 880 $3,486
Illinois Pro-Choice $3,153
City Vista Captial $3,000
Comcast $3,000
Michael J. Romo $3,000
Centinela Capital Partners $3,000
Jorge G. Castro $3,000
John Chalker TTEE $3,000
Bast Services Inc. $2,500

District 20

Martinez represents Illinois Senate District 20. District 20 includes the Irving Park and Harwood Heights Neighborhood on the West Side of Chicago[7].

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."[8][9]

2012

Martinez received a score of 0.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. His/her score was tied for the lowest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[9]

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Personal

Martinez is single with one child and resides in Chicago, Illinois.

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