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}}{{tnr}}'''Jim Durkin''' (b. January 28, 1961) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 82 since 1996.  He first served in the House from 1995-2002, and was appointed in 2006 to replace Eileen Lyons after she retired mid-term.  He is an [[State House Assistant Minority Leader|Assistant Minority Leader]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Jim Durkin''' (b. January 28, 1961) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 82 and serving as [[State House Assistant Minority Leader|Assistant Minority Leader]]. He was first appointed to the chamber in 1996. He previously served in the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] from 1995 to 2002.
  
Durkin works as an Attorney with Pretzel & Stouffer, Limited.  He was previously an Assistant [[sunshinereview:Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]] States Attorney from 1991-1995, and Assistant Illinois Attorney General from 1989-1990.
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Durkin's professional experience includes working as an Attorney with Pretzel & Stouffer, Limited, Assistant [[sunshinereview:Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]] States Attorney, and Assistant Illinois Attorney General.
 
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He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Giant Steps School of Autism, Misericordia Home, and
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Vice-Chair of the Triton Community College Board of Trustees.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=6399 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Durkin]</ref>
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Durkin received a score of 57.14 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the 50th highest among all 120 members of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
 
Durkin received a score of 57.14 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the 50th highest among all 120 members of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
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Durkin is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Giant Steps School of Autism, Misericordia Home, and Vice-Chair of the Triton Community College Board of Trustees.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=6399 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Durkin]</ref>
  
 
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Jim Durkin
Jim Durkin.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 82
Incumbent
In office
1995-2002, 2006-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position (current service)8
Years in position (previous service)7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2013
Appointed2006
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sIllinois State University, 1984
J.D.John Marshall Law School, 1989
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 28, 1961
Place of birthWestchester, IL
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jim Durkin (b. January 28, 1961) is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 82 and serving as Assistant Minority Leader. He was first appointed to the chamber in 1996. He previously served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1995 to 2002.

Durkin's professional experience includes working as an Attorney with Pretzel & Stouffer, Limited, Assistant Cook County States Attorney, and Assistant Illinois Attorney General.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Accountability & Administrative Review
Financial Institutions
Housing
Judiciary
Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Durkin's committee appointments were not recorded on the Illinois General Assembly website.[1]

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Durkin served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Durkin won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 82. Durkin defeated Laura Reigle in the March 20 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 82, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Incumbent 100% 41,036
Total Votes 41,036


Illinois House of Representatives, District 82 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Durkin Incumbent 75.5% 10,434
Laura Reigle 24.5% 3,395
Total Votes 13,829

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Durkin won re-election to the 82nd District seat against Democrat Matthew T. Mostowik. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 82 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Jim Durkin (R) 30,207 73.48%
Matthew T. Mostowik (D) 10,930 26.52%


2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Jim Durkin won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 82. He ran unopposed receiving 44,265 votes.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 82 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jim Durkin (R) 44,265

2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Jim Durkin won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 82 receiving 24,509 votes ahead of Democrat Kim Savage who received 13,219 votes.[7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 82 (2006)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jim Durkin (R) 24,509
Kim Savage (D) 13,219

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Durkin collected $192,750 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[8]

2008

In 2008, Durkin collected $180,332 in donations.[9]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Comcast $6,000
Bradley A. Stephans Fund $4,000
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $4,000
ComEd $3,400
Dynegy Inc. $3,000

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."[10][11]

2012

Durkin received a score of 57.14 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 50th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[11]

Personal

Durkin is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Giant Steps School of Autism, Misericordia Home, and Vice-Chair of the Triton Community College Board of Trustees.[12]

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