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James Clayborne
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Illinois State Senate District 57
Incumbent
In office
1995 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Leader
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolEast St. Louis Senior High School
Bachelor'sTennessee State University
J.D.University of Miami
Personal
BirthdayDecember 29, 1963
Place of birthSt. Louis, Missouri
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James Clayborne is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 57 and serving as Majority Leader. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Clayborne earned his Bachelor's from Tennessee State and his J.D. from the University of Miami-Florida. His professional experience includes working as the State's Attorney for St. Clair County and a private practice attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Executive
Executive Appointments
Insurance
Public Pensions & State Investments
Legislative Ethics Commission

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Clayborne won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 57. Clayborne defeated Wyatt Frazer in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated Dave Barnes (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4][5]

Illinois State Senate, District 57, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Clayborne Incumbent 60% 54,596
     Republican Dave Barnes 40% 36,343
Total Votes 90,939


Illinois State Senate, District 57 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Clayborne Incumbent 75.9% 10,568
Wyatt Frazer 24.1% 3,349
Total Votes 13,917

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat James Clayborne won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 57 receiving 76,108 votes.[6]


Illinois State Senate, District 57 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Clayborne (D) 76,108

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2008

In 2008, Clayborne collected $1,055,519 in donations.[7]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Illinois Education Association $50,000
Ameren $35,084
Casino Queen $28,688
AFSCME Illinois Council 31 $20,800
Dynegy Inc. $18,500
Illinois State Dental Society $16,500
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $15,500
Southern Wine & Spirits $15,500
AT&T $14,000
Wood Glen Pavilion $12,500
Bluestar Energy Services $12,500
Nicor Gas $12,035
Comed $12,000
Kings Food Phillips of Illinois Inc. $11,000
Illinois Credit Union League $10,042
Illinois State Medical Society $10,000
Chicago Federation of Labor & Industrial Union Council $10,000
Illinois Realtors Association $8,500
Capitol Care Center $8,500
Illinois Federation of Teachers $8,500

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

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

Personal

Clayborne and his wife, Stacy, have two children.

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