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* [[Government Reform Committee, Illinois Senate|Government Reform]]<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009]</ref>.
 
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The [[Illinois State Senate]] passed [http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=174&GAID=10&GA=96&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=40191&SessionID=76 a plan] for a two point income tax hike, from 3 percent to 5 percent. At the start of the 2011 session, Quinn met with Democratic leaders to speak about passing tax hike legislation in the [[Illinois House of Representatives|House]]. Gov. [[Pat Quinn]] is pulling for a hike of at least 1 percent.
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Senate [[State Senate President Pro Tempore|President]] Cullerton said the House is going to have to act first.
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"We already passed an income tax out of the Senate," [http://cdn.statehousemedia.com/illinois/January/01-04-11/010411CullertonTaxes2.wmv Cullerton said]. "So they're talking about getting the vote to pass an income tax out of the House."
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House Republicans hesitate to support any tax increase without concessions from Quinn and legislative Democrats.
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State Rep [[Jil Tracy]] said while there has been talk of Medicaid, workers' comp and education reform, talk isn't going to get many votes.
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"I only hope there's been a lot of real reform talked about that's going to be shown in legislation," she said. "I'm not sure."
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Tracy said Democrats only want GOP votes as a shield against angry voters.<ref>[http://illinois.statehousenewsonline.com/4817/dem-leaders-talk-tax-hike/ "Dem leaders talk tax hike," ''Illinois Statehouse News'', January 4, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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==District 6==
 
==District 6==

Revision as of 09:27, 21 January 2011

John Cullerton
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Illinois State Senate District 6
Incumbent
Assumed office
1991
Current term ends
2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website Official website
John Cullerton is the Democratic President of the Illinois State Senate. Cullerton has served in the Illinois Senate since 1991. Cullerton was re-elected in November of 2006 with his term expiring in 2010. Cullerton also served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1979 to 1991.

Cullerton graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in 1970 and Law Degree in 1974 from Loyola-Chicago.

Cullerton is a full-time Senator and a former Public Defender in Cook County.

Committee assignments

Cullerton serves on these committees:

Issues

Tax hike

The Illinois State Senate passed a plan for a two point income tax hike, from 3 percent to 5 percent. At the start of the 2011 session, Quinn met with Democratic leaders to speak about passing tax hike legislation in the House. Gov. Pat Quinn is pulling for a hike of at least 1 percent.

Senate President Cullerton said the House is going to have to act first.

"We already passed an income tax out of the Senate," Cullerton said. "So they're talking about getting the vote to pass an income tax out of the House."

House Republicans hesitate to support any tax increase without concessions from Quinn and legislative Democrats.

State Rep Jil Tracy said while there has been talk of Medicaid, workers' comp and education reform, talk isn't going to get many votes.

"I only hope there's been a lot of real reform talked about that's going to be shown in legislation," she said. "I'm not sure."

Tracy said Democrats only want GOP votes as a shield against angry voters.[2]

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat John Cullerton won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 6 receiving 73,323 votes, ahead of Republican Jay Valko (21,320 votes).[3]


Illinois State Senate, District 6 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png John Cullerton (D) 73,323
Jay Valko (R) 21,320


Campaign Donors

2008

In 2008, Cullerton collected $1,133,320 in donations.[4]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Donald R. Levin $100,000
Harrison & Lois Steans $25,000
Citizens for Viverito $25,000
AT&T $21,500
Comcast $11,334
Cooney & Conway $10,600
Chicago Federation of Labor & Industrial Union Council $10,500
Midwest Energy $10,000
Illinois Education Association $10,000
Association of Midwest Public Insurance Adjusters $10,000
Chicagoland Speedway $10,000
Penn National Gaming $10,000
Michael Heisley $10,000
Harrahs $8,500
Illinois Federation of Teachers $8,000
Association of Beer Distributors of Illinois $7,500
Illinois Venture Capital Association $7,348
Illinois Credit Union League $7,300
Chicago Automobile Association $7,000
Illinois Bankers Association $6,000

District 6

Cullerton represents Illinois Senate District 6. District 6 includes in the Northeast and Near East sides of Chicago[5].

Personal

John is married to Pamela Cullerton. They have six children and reside in Chicago, Illinois.

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Political offices
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Illinois Senate District 6
1991–present
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