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John E. Bradley

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John E. Bradley
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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
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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.

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013

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

Campaign themes

2012

Bradley's campaign website lists the following issues:[2]

  • 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

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.”[3]

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.[4]

Elections

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.[5][6][7]

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.[8]

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.[9]

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.[10]

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

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Bradley collected $374,653 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[11]

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
Walgreens$7,500
Teamsters Local 731$6,750
Total Raised in 2010 $374,653

2008

In 2008, Bradley collected $252,234 in donations.[12]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
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

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

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.[14]

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