|Illinois State Senate District 16|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
Collins graduated with her Bachelor's degree from Northwestern's Medhill School of Journalisim and earned two Masters degrees at Harvard, an Master's in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School in 2003 and a Master's in Human Services Administration from Spertus College.
Before becoming a Senator, Collins served as a Policy Fellow for then Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2001 and served as Communications Director for Rainbow PUSH Chairman Rev. Jesse Jackson in 1986. Collins also worked in TV and Radio for WBBM-AM in Chicago from 1978 to 1986 as an Engineer and worked for WBBM-TV 2 as a TV News Editor from 1986 to 1999.
Collins serves on these committees:
- See Also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2010
Collins won re-election to the 16th District Seat in the Illinois State Senate with no opposition. The election took place on November 2, 2010. Collins ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on February 2nd.
|Illinois State Senate, District 16 (2006)|
|Jacqueline Collins (D)||43,349|
|Matthew Szydagis (R)||3,686|
In 2006, Collins collected $59,382 in donations.
Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.
|Friends of Clayborne||$5,000|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||$2,500|
|Illinois Federation of Teachers||$2,000|
|Chicago Teachers Union||$2,000|
|Illinois Bankers Association||$2,000|
|Illinois State Medical Society||$1,500|
|Illinois Credit Union League||$1,300|
|Community Bankers Association of Illinois||$1,000|
|Crown Food Inc.||$1,000|
|Illinois Education Association||$1,000|
|Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw||$1,000|
|Citizens for John Cullerton||$1,000|
|Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association||$1,000|
|Luking & Associates||$1,000|
Collins represents Illinois Senate District 16. District 16 includes the Chicago Area near the Dan Ryan Expressway.
Collins is single and resides in Chicago, Illinois.
- Sen. Collins's website
- Biography from the Illinois General Assembly
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
|Illinois Senate District 16
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