John E. Bradley
|John E. Bradley|
|Illinois House of Representatives District 117|
|January 12, 2013|
|Years in position||11|
|Per diem||$132/per session day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Associate's||Southeastern Illinois College|
|Bachelor's||University of Texas at Austin|
|J.D.||University of Illinois Law School at Urbana-Champaign, 1996|
|Birthday||May 10, 1971|
|Place of birth||Harrisburg, IL|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bradley has been appointed to the following committees:
- Judiciary I - Civil Law, Vice Chair
- Labor, Vice Chair
- Revenue & Finance, Chair
- Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bradley served on the following committees:
- Environment & Energy
- Judiciary I - Civil Law (Vice Chair)
- Revenue & Finance (Chair)
- Subcommittee on Finance (Chair)
- Transportation, Regulation, Roads Committee
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, state Rep. John E. 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 is running for re-election to the 117th District seat in the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, and faces Christopher McCann (R) in the November 6 general election. 
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|
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|
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- Official Website
- 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
- "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 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
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