John E. Bradley
|John E. Bradley|
|Illinois House of Representatives District 117|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||11|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Texas at Austin|
|Associate's||Southeastern Illinois College|
|J.D.||University of Illinois Law School at Urbana-Champaign, 1996|
|Birthday||May 10, 1971|
|Place of birth||Harrisburg, IL|
- 1 Committee assignments
- 2 Issues
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Recent news
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Bradley is an attorney.
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bradley served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Labor & Commerce|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bradley served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Judiciary I - Civil Law, Vice-chair|
|• Labor, Vice-chair|
|• Revenue & Finance, Chair|
|• Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bradley served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Environment & Energy|
|• Judiciary I - Civil Law, Vice-chair|
|• Revenue & Finance, Chair|
|• Transportation, Regulation, Roads|
Bradley's campaign website lists the following issues:
- 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."
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.”
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.
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.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 117, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John E. Bradley Incumbent||65.1%||30,785|
|Constitution||Dale E. Dorch||3.1%||1,483|
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.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 117 (2010)|
|John E. Bradley (D)||31,208||100.0%|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 117 (2008)|
|John E. Bradley (D)||29,793|
|Ron Emery (R)||11,826|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 117 (2006)|
|John E. Bradley (D)||29,793|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Bradley collected $374,653 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:
|Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John E. Bradley's campaign in 2010|
|International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers||$29,100|
|Illinois Pipe Trades||$8,500|
|Womick Law Firm||$8,400|
|Teamsters Local 731||$6,750|
|Total Raised in 2010||$374,653|
In 2008, Bradley collected $252,234 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$12,500|
|Illinois Farm Bureau||$11,227|
|Illinois Realtors Association||$9,450|
|Illinois Health Care Association||$6,500|
|Illinois Pipe Trades||$6,000|
Illinois Opportunity Project
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."
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.
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- Campaign Website
- Campaign Facebook page
- Illinois General Assembly - Representative John E. Bradley (D) 117th District
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Illinois House Democrats - John E. Bradley
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Bradley
- John Bradley, "Local Issues," accessed October 25, 2012
- "Employees lose out in workers’ compensation reform," Illinois Statehouse News, January 10, 2011
- "Illinois places limits on protests; sex offender law tougher," By Diane S.W. Lee and Mary J. Cristobal, Illinois Statehouse News, May 23, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
- Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results
- Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2006
- Follow the money - Illinois House 2010 donors
- Bradley Campaign Donors
- Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013
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