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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
Leadership
House Minority Leader
August 2013 - Present
Assistant Minority Leader
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Jim Durkin (b. January 28, 1961) is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 82. He was first appointed to the chamber in 1996.

Durkin currently serves as Minority Leader. He was elected to the post in August 2013 after Tom Cross stepped down from leadership. He previously served as Assistant Minority Leader.[1] He served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1995 to 2002.

Biography

Durkin earned his B.S. from Illinois State University in 1984 and his J.D. from John Marshall Law School in 1989. His 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.[2]

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Jim Durkin (R) ran unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

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.[6][7][8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 82, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Durkin 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.[9]

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.[10]

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.[11]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Durkin is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Durkin raised a total of $1,253,438 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[12]

Jim Durkin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 82 Won $248,280
2010 Illinois State House, District 82 Won $192,750
2008 Illinois State House, District 82 Won $180,332
2006 Illinois State House, District 82 Won $211,189
2000 Illinois State House, District 44 Won $181,665
1998 Illinois State House, District 44 Won $89,265
1996 Illinois State House, District 44 Won $149,957
Grand Total Raised $1,253,438

2012

Durkin won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Durkin raised a total of $248,280.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Durkin's campaign in 2012
Burcor Properties$8,049
Stand for Children$7,500
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois$7,000
Ameren$6,000
Illinois Realtors Association$5,500
Total Raised in 2012$248,280
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Durkin won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Durkin raised a total of $192,750.

2008

Durkin won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Durkin raised a total of $180,332.

2006

Durkin won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Durkin raised a total of $211,189.

2000

Durkin won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Durkin raised a total of $181,665.

1998

Durkin won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Durkin raised a total of $89,265.

1996

Durkin won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Durkin raised a total of $149,957.

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."[13][14]

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.[14]

Personal

Durkin and his wife, Celeste, have four children. He 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.[15]

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