Jacqueline Collins

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Jacqueline Collins
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Illinois State Senate District 16
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website Senate website
Jacqueline Collins is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate. Collins has served in the Illinois Senate since 2003. Collins was re-elected in November of 2010 with her term expiring in 2015.

Collins graduated with her Bachelor's degree from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism 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.

Committee assignments

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.[2]

Illinois State Senate, District 16 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jacqueline Collins (D) 42,253 100.0%

Collins ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on February 2nd.[3]


On November 7, 2006, Democrat Jacqueline Collins won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 16 receiving 43,349 votes, ahead of Republican Matthew Szydagis (3,686 votes).[4]

Illinois State Senate, District 16 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jacqueline Collins (D) 43,349
Matthew Szydagis (R) 3,686

Campaign Donors


In 2006, Collins collected $59,382 in donations.[5]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Friends of Clayborne $5,000
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $2,500
Illinois Federation of Teachers $2,000
Chicago Teachers Union $2,000
AT&T $2,000
Comed $2,000
Illinois Bankers Association $2,000
Illinois State Medical Society $1,500
Kraft Foods $1,500
Infrastructure Engineering $1,500
Illinois Credit Union League $1,300
Community Bankers Association of Illinois $1,000
Comcast $1,000
Crown Food Inc. $1,000
Illinois Education Association $1,000
Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw $1,000
Citizens for John Cullerton $1,000
Shore Bank $1,000
Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association $1,000
Luking & Associates $1,000

District 16

Collins represents Illinois Senate District 16. District 16 includes the Chicago Area near the Dan Ryan Expressway[6].


Collins is single and resides in Chicago, Illinois.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Illinois Senate District 16
Succeeded by