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  |Next election = [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 117|November 4, 2014]]
 
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  |Profession = Attorney
 
  |Profession = Attorney
 
  |Religion = Methodist
 
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  |Office website = http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?MemberID=1697  
 
  |Office website = http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?MemberID=1697  
  |Campaign website = http://www.johnebradley.com
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  |Personal website = https://www.facebook.com/repjohnbradley
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''John E. Bradley''' (b. May 10, 1971) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 117 since he was appointed in June 2003.
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}}{{tnr}}'''John E. Bradley''' (b. May 10, 1971) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing [[Illinois House of Representatives District 117|District 117]]. He was first appointed to the chamber in June 2003.
  
Bradley is an attorney.
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==Biography==
 
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Bradley earned his A.S. and A.A from Southeastern Illinois College, his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  His professional experience includes working as an attorney.<ref name=bio>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=33853 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Rep. Bradley," accessed March 9, 2014]</ref>
He is a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Ducks Unlimited, Marion Rotary International, National Rifle Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, The Royalton Lion's Club, and President of the Southeastern Illinois College Alumni Association.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=33853 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Bradley]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Campaign themes===
 
====2012====
 
Bradley's campaign website lists the following issues:<ref>[http://johnebradley.com/?page_id=5 ''John Bradley'', "Local Issues," accessed October 25, 2012]</ref>
 
*'''Keeping Our Communities Safe From Sexual Predators
 
:Excerpt: "The most recent legislation that Representative Bradley helped pass through the House, was Senate Bill 1040. Senate Bill 1040 lengthens the amount of time sex offenders must register with law enforcement and makes them udate (sic) their registrations more often in order to ensure local families know if a sex offender is living near them."
 
*'''Reforming the Workers’ Compensation System
 
:Excerpt: "This spring, Representative Bradley was the Chief Sponsor for House Bill 1698 which reformed the State’s workers’ compensation system. Now law, HB1698 brought pro-business advocates and labor together to make desperately needed changes that expected to cut local employer’s costs by as much as $700 million annually, which will help sustain jobs in Illinois."
 
*'''Defending Our Second Amendment Rights
 
:Excerpt: "Every year, gun-grabbing politicians try to place more restrictions on our right to keep and bear arms. This year was no exception. But bradley (sic) once again stood up to the anti-gun special interests and worked to defeat their radical agenda.
 
*'''Honoring Fallen Soldiers and Their Families
 
:Excerpt: "Every day, members of the Armed Forces fighting the War on Terror put thier (sic) lives on the line to ensure the safety and security of their fellow citizens back home. Some, however, will never return, having made the ultimate sacrafice (sic). Inb (sic) response to demonstations (sic) by hate gourps (sic) at the funerals of fallen soldiers, Representative Bradley strengthened state law by prohibiting anyone from protesting within 300 feet of the entrance or exit of the cemetery or memorial facility before or after a funeral service."
 
 
 
===Workers' compensation===
 
===Workers' compensation===
  
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The measure left for the governor’s desk on May 23, 2011.<ref>[http://statehousenewsonline.com/2011/05/23/illinois-places-limits-on-protests-sex-offerder-law-tougher/ "Illinois places limits on protests; sex offender law tougher," By Diane S.W. Lee and Mary J. Cristobal, ''Illinois Statehouse News'', May 23, 2011]</ref>
 
The measure left for the governor’s desk on May 23, 2011.<ref>[http://statehousenewsonline.com/2011/05/23/illinois-places-limits-on-protests-sex-offerder-law-tougher/ "Illinois places limits on protests; sex offender law tougher," By Diane S.W. Lee and Mary J. Cristobal, ''Illinois Statehouse News'', May 23, 2011]</ref>
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Bradley's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://johnebradley.com/?page_id=5 ''John Bradley'', "Local Issues," accessed October 25, 2012]</ref>
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*'''Keeping Our Communities Safe From Sexual Predators
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:Excerpt: "The most recent legislation that Representative Bradley helped pass through the House, was Senate Bill 1040. Senate Bill 1040 lengthens the amount of time sex offenders must register with law enforcement and makes them udate (sic) their registrations more often in order to ensure local families know if a sex offender is living near them."
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*'''Reforming the Workers’ Compensation System
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:Excerpt: "This spring, Representative Bradley was the Chief Sponsor for House Bill 1698 which reformed the State’s workers’ compensation system. Now law, HB1698 brought pro-business advocates and labor together to make desperately needed changes that expected to cut local employer’s costs by as much as $700 million annually, which will help sustain jobs in Illinois."
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*'''Defending Our Second Amendment Rights
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:Excerpt: "Every year, gun-grabbing politicians try to place more restrictions on our right to keep and bear arms. This year was no exception. But bradley (sic) once again stood up to the anti-gun special interests and worked to defeat their radical agenda.
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*'''Honoring Fallen Soldiers and Their Families
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:Excerpt: "Every day, members of the Armed Forces fighting the War on Terror put thier (sic) lives on the line to ensure the safety and security of their fellow citizens back home. Some, however, will never return, having made the ultimate sacrafice (sic). Inb (sic) response to demonstations (sic) by hate gourps (sic) at the funerals of fallen soldiers, Representative Bradley strengthened state law by prohibiting anyone from protesting within 300 feet of the entrance or exit of the cemetery or memorial facility before or after a funeral service."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{IL HD117 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
  
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Bradley won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012|Illinois House of Representatives]] District 117. Bradley was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated [[Christopher McCann]] ([[Republican|R]]) and [[Dale E. Dorch]] ([[Constitution Party|C]]) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013]</ref>
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Bradley won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012|Illinois House of Representatives]] District 117. Bradley was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated [[Christopher McCann]] ([[Republican|R]]) and [[Dale E. Dorch]] ([[Constitution Party|C]]) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'', "Candidate List," accessed December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections'', "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed May 14, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections'', “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
::''See also:[[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
::''See also:[[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
Bradley won re-election to the 117th District seat unopposed. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd.  The general election took place on November 2, 2010.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2010GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results]</ref>
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Bradley won re-election to the 117th District seat unopposed. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd.  The general election took place on November 2, 2010.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2010GEOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois Elections Division'', "Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results," November 2, 2010]</ref>
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
  
On November 4, 2008, Democrat John Bradley won re-election to the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] District 117 receiving 29,793 votes.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalSearch.aspx?id=22 ''Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2008'']</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Democrat John Bradley won re-election to the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] District 117 receiving 29,793 votes.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalSearch.aspx?id=22 ''Illinois Elections Division'', "Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2008," November 4, 2008]</ref>
  
 
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===2006===
 
===2006===
  
On November 7, 2006, Democrat John Bradley won re-election to the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] District 117. He ran unopposed receiving 29,793 votes.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalSearch.aspx?id=19 ''Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2006'']</ref>
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On November 7, 2006, Democrat John Bradley won re-election to the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] District 117. He ran unopposed receiving 29,793 votes.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalSearch.aspx?id=19 ''Illinois Elections Division'', "Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2006," November 4, 2006]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Full name = John E. Bradley
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|year = 2004
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|Editdate = July 24, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=4986 ''followthemoney.org'', "Bradley, John," accessed July 24, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 502881
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|result2012 = Won
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|totalraised2010 = 374653
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010|Illinois State House, District 117]]
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|totalraised2008 = 252234
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2008|Illinois State House, District 117]]
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|totalraised2006 = 161732
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2006|Illinois State House, District 117]]
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|totalraised2004 = 215441
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2004|Illinois State House, District 117]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
===2010===
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|name = Bradley  
In 2010, Bradley collected $374,653 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IL&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the money - Illinois House 2010 donors]</ref>
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|full Name = John E. Bradley
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142719
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|office= Illinois House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 502,881
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|org1 = Illinois Laborers
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|org2 = Stand For Children
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|org3 = International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
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|org4 = Illinois Farm Bureau
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|org5 = We Mean Business
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|orgamount1 = 18049
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|orgamount2 = 13000
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|orgamount3 = 11000
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|orgamount4 = 10311
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|orgamount5 = 10000
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|}}
  
{{slp donor box 2010
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===2010===
|Chamber = Illinois House of Representatives
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Bradley
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|full Name = John E. Bradley
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116878
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|office= Illinois House of Representatives  
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|new = no
 
|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
|total raised = $374,653
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|total raised = 374,653
|org1 = International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers
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|org1 = International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
 
|org2 = Illinois Pipe Trades
 
|org2 = Illinois Pipe Trades
 
|org3 = Womick Law Firm
 
|org3 = Womick Law Firm
 
|org4 = Walgreens
 
|org4 = Walgreens
 
|org5 = Teamsters Local 731
 
|org5 = Teamsters Local 731
|orgdonor1 = $29,100
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|orgamount1 = 29100
|orgdonor2 = $8,500
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|orgamount2 = 8500
|orgdonor3 = $8,400
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|orgamount3 = 8400
|orgdonor4 = $7,500
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|orgamount4 = 7500
|orgdonor5 = $6,750
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|orgamount5 = 6750
 
|}}
 
|}}
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===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008, Bradley collected $252,234 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98617|2008 Bradley Campaign Donors]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Bradley  
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|full Name = John E. Bradley
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98617
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|office= Illinois House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 252,234
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|org1 = International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
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|org2 = Illinois Farm Bureau
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|org3 = Illinois Realtors Association
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|org4 = Illinois Healthcare Association
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|org5 = M & R Testing Co
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|orgamount1 = 12500
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|orgamount2 = 11227
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|orgamount3 = 9450
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|orgamount4 = 6500
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|orgamount5 = 6000
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|}}
  
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Bradley
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|full Name = John E. Bradley
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79673
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|office= Illinois House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 161,732
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|org1 = Market Street Bancshares
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|org2 = Friends of Michael J Madigan
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|org3 = International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
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|org4 = Illinois State Medical Society
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|org5 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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|orgamount1 = 8000
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|orgamount2 = 7934
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 4500
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|orgamount5 = 3000
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|}}
  
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===2004===
|-
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| International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
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|name = Bradley
| align="right" | $12,500
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|full Name = John E. Bradley
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63113
| Illinois Farm Bureau
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|office= Illinois House of Representatives
| align="right" | $11,227
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|new = no
|-
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|party = Democratic
| Illinois Realtors Association
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|total raised = 215,441
| align="right" | $9,450
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|org1 = Illinois Democratic Party
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|org2 = Market Street Bankshares
| Illinois Health Care Association
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|org3 = International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
| align="right" | $6,500
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|org4 = Illinois Education Association
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|org5 = Illinois Federation of Teachers
| Illinois Pipe Trades
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|orgamount1 = 59758
| align="right" | $6,000
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|orgamount2 = 5750
|}
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|orgamount3 = 5100
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|orgamount4 = 5000
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|orgamount5 = 3820
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|}}
  
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
 
===Illinois Opportunity Project===
 
===Illinois Opportunity Project===
 
::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
 
::''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."<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/the-project/ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref><ref name="IOP">[http://illinoisopportunity.org/votecard/ Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
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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."<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/the-project/ ''Illinois Opportunity Project'', "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref><ref name="IOP">[http://illinoisopportunity.org/votecard/ ''Illinois Opportunity Project'', "Legislative Vote Card home page," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
 
Bradley received a score of 71.43 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of C according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the 27th highest among all 120 members of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
 
Bradley received a score of 71.43 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of C according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the 27th highest among all 120 members of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
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==Personal==
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Bradley and his wife, Amy, have two children.  He is a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Ducks Unlimited, Marion Rotary International, National Rifle Association, National Wild Turkey Federation and The Royalton Lion's Club. He also serves as president of the Southeastern Illinois College Alumni Association.<ref name=bio/>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''John + Bradley + Illinois + Legislature'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''John + Bradley + Illinois + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
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==See also==
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*[[Illinois House of Representatives]]
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*[[Illinois House of Representatives#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[Illinois State Legislature]]
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*[[Illinois state legislative districts]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://johnebradley.com/ Campaign Website]
 
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/repjohnbradley Campaign Facebook page]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/repjohnbradley Campaign Facebook page]
 
*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1697 Illinois General Assembly - Representative John E. Bradley (D) 117th District]  
 
*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1697 Illinois General Assembly - Representative John E. Bradley (D) 117th District]  
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=33853 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=33853 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=33853 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=33853 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98617 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=200614&c=417186 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=200414&c=395814 2004]
 
 
*[http://www.housedem.state.il.us/members/bradleyj/index.htm Illinois House Democrats - John E. Bradley]
 
*[http://www.housedem.state.il.us/members/bradleyj/index.htm Illinois House Democrats - John E. Bradley]
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*[http://openstates.org/il/legislators/ILL000068/john-e-bradley/ Profile from Open States]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142719 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116878 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98617 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79673 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63113 2004]
  
 
==References==
 
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John E. Bradley
John Bradley.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 117
Incumbent
In office
June 2003-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJune 2003
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas at Austin
Associate'sSoutheastern Illinois College
J.D.University of Illinois Law School at Urbana-Champaign, 1996
Personal
BirthdayMay 10, 1971
Place of birthHarrisburg, IL
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
John E. Bradley (b. May 10, 1971) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 117. He was first appointed to the chamber in June 2003.

Biography

Bradley earned his A.S. and A.A from Southeastern Illinois College, his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Labor & Commerce
Revenue & Finance, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bradley served on the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Issues

Workers' compensation

In early 2011, Bradley sponsored a bill that would revamp the workers’ compensation system by reducing benefits for injured workers and beefing up measures to reduce fraudulent claims.

“One of the unique and wonderful opportunities about doing workers’ compensation reform is that you get to make most of the state of Illinois mad at the same time … but to do real reform sometimes you have to do that,” said Rep. Bradley. “What we’ve tried to do is get some sacrifice on a lot of different parties, but not total sacrifice on any one party.”

The initiative is expected to limit the amount those claiming workers’ compensation can receive in wage differentials.

Among those who oppose the bill is Michael Carrigan, AFL-CIO president. Carrigan said that although there had been discussion, many issues were left unresolved.

“[We said] thank you we tried, but no thank you. So there is no agreement,” said Carrigan. “You don't partially sell a car or partially sell a home. You either sell it or you don't.”[2]

Craft brewers

In May 2011, the Illinois House unanimously passed a measure, sponsored by Mautino, that would allow craft brewers to distribute their own beer.

“(The measure) grants a limited option to Illinois and out-of-state start up breweries, defined in the bill as craft brewers, to self-distribute beer products pursuant to a permit issued by the Liquor Control Commission,” said state Rep. Frank J. Mautino.

Senate Bill 754 would allow craft brewers that manufacture up to 465,000 gallons of beer per year to distribute not more than 232,500 gallons of their own beer in that same year.

Although the measure had all of the representatives’ support, Bradley said this proposal is a Pyrrhic victory for craft brewers.

“We have several of these small businesses throughout the state, in particular in my area, and I support their growth and their attempts to do business within the state,” Bradley said. “However I don’t think that this is going to settle the litigation, which is taking place throughout the state.”

Anheuser-Busch has taken Illinois to court for interfering with the beer company’s distributor licenses.

The measure left for the governor’s desk on May 23, 2011.[3]

Campaign themes

2012

Bradley's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

  • Keeping Our Communities Safe From Sexual Predators
Excerpt: "The most recent legislation that Representative Bradley helped pass through the House, was Senate Bill 1040. Senate Bill 1040 lengthens the amount of time sex offenders must register with law enforcement and makes them udate (sic) their registrations more often in order to ensure local families know if a sex offender is living near them."
  • Reforming the Workers’ Compensation System
Excerpt: "This spring, Representative Bradley was the Chief Sponsor for House Bill 1698 which reformed the State’s workers’ compensation system. Now law, HB1698 brought pro-business advocates and labor together to make desperately needed changes that expected to cut local employer’s costs by as much as $700 million annually, which will help sustain jobs in Illinois."
  • Defending Our Second Amendment Rights
Excerpt: "Every year, gun-grabbing politicians try to place more restrictions on our right to keep and bear arms. This year was no exception. But bradley (sic) once again stood up to the anti-gun special interests and worked to defeat their radical agenda.
  • Honoring Fallen Soldiers and Their Families
Excerpt: "Every day, members of the Armed Forces fighting the War on Terror put thier (sic) lives on the line to ensure the safety and security of their fellow citizens back home. Some, however, will never return, having made the ultimate sacrafice (sic). Inb (sic) response to demonstations (sic) by hate gourps (sic) at the funerals of fallen soldiers, Representative Bradley strengthened state law by prohibiting anyone from protesting within 300 feet of the entrance or exit of the cemetery or memorial facility before or after a funeral service."

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent John E. Bradley ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[5][6][7]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bradley won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 117. Bradley was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated Christopher McCann (R) and Dale E. Dorch (C) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[8][9][10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 117, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn E. Bradley Incumbent 65.1% 30,785
     Republican Christopher McCann 31.8% 15,034
     Constitution Dale E. Dorch 3.1% 1,483
Total Votes 47,302

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bradley won re-election to the 117th District seat unopposed. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[11]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 117 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John E. Bradley (D) 31,208 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat John Bradley won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 117 receiving 29,793 votes.[12]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 117 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John E. Bradley (D) 29,793
Ron Emery (R) 11,826

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat John Bradley won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 117. He ran unopposed receiving 29,793 votes.[13]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 117 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John E. Bradley (D) 29,793

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bradley is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Bradley raised a total of $1,506,941 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[14]

John E. Bradley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 117 Won $502,881
2010 Illinois State House, District 117 Won $374,653
2008 Illinois State House, District 117 Won $252,234
2006 Illinois State House, District 117 Won $161,732
2004 Illinois State House, District 117 Won $215,441
Grand Total Raised $1,506,941

2012

Bradley won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bradley raised a total of $502,881.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John E. Bradley's campaign in 2012
Illinois Laborers$18,049
Stand For Children$13,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$11,000
Illinois Farm Bureau$10,311
We Mean Business$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$502,881
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bradley won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Bradley raised a total of $374,653.

2008

Bradley won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Bradley raised a total of $252,234.

2006

Bradley won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Bradley raised a total of $161,732.

2004

Bradley won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Bradley raised a total of $215,441.

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."[15][16]

2012

Bradley received a score of 71.43 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of C according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 27th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[16]

Personal

Bradley and his wife, Amy, have two children. He is a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Ducks Unlimited, Marion Rotary International, National Rifle Association, National Wild Turkey Federation and The Royalton Lion's Club. He also serves as president of the Southeastern Illinois College Alumni Association.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart, "Rep. Bradley," accessed March 9, 2014
  2. "Employees lose out in workers’ compensation reform," Illinois Statehouse News, January 10, 2011
  3. "Illinois places limits on protests; sex offender law tougher," By Diane S.W. Lee and Mary J. Cristobal, Illinois Statehouse News, May 23, 2011
  4. John Bradley, "Local Issues," accessed October 25, 2012
  5. Illinois Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
  6. Illinois Board of Elections, "General Primary Election Official Canvass," April 18, 2014
  7. Illinois Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
  8. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed December 5, 2011
  9. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed May 14, 2014
  10. Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
  11. Illinois Elections Division, "Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results," November 2, 2010
  12. Illinois Elections Division, "Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2008," November 4, 2008
  13. Illinois Elections Division, "Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2006," November 4, 2006
  14. followthemoney.org, "Bradley, John," accessed July 24, 2013
  15. Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
  16. 16.0 16.1 Illinois Opportunity Project, "Legislative Vote Card home page," accessed February 21, 2013
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