John G. Mulroe

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John G. Mulroe
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Illinois State Senate District 10
In office
January 12, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLoyola University (1982)
J.D.Loyola University (1988)
Date of birth1959
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
John G. Mulroe is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Mulroe earned his B.S. in Accounting from Loyola University of Chicago in 1982 and his J.D. from the Loyola University School of Law in 1988. His professional experience includes working as an attorney and running his own law practice.

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Criminal Law
Judiciary, Vice-chair
Public Health, Chair
Legislative Audit Commission


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mulroe served on these committees:


Campaign themes


Mulroe's campaign website lists the following issues:[1]

  • The Economy
Excerpt: "Unemployment is a serious problem right now and we have to do more to create jobs."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I will use my background as an accountant to cut waste and inefficiency to ensure that we are protecting education funding. We have to make sure that our children have the resources they need to reach their full potential. If we rely on temporary fixes and half-measures, we are not going to help everyone."
  • Government Reform
Excerpt: "Our residents feel we have the most corrupt government in the nation. As a former prosecutor I am committed to seeing corrupt public officials put behind bars, but I am equally committed to making sure that history does not repeat itself."
  • Leadership
Excerpt: "If we are going to effectively address the problems facing our state, we have to put an end to the culture of corruption in Springfield. Legislation aimed at job creation, economic development, and education reform has to address the peoples' best interest."
  • State Budget
Excerpt: "We have to balance the budget and stabilize our state's finances by cutting waste and streamlining our limited resources. We need to have a system in place that determines the value of every dollar that is spent."



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Mulroe won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 10. He was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20[2][3] and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Illinois State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn G. Mulroe Incumbent 100% 53,859
Total Votes 53,859


See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2010

Mulroe defeated Brian G. Doherty November 2 general election.[5]

Illinois State Senate, District 10 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John G. Mulroe (D) 30,087 55.42%
Brian G. Doherty (R) 24,203 44.58%

The primary election was on February 2, 2010 and the general election was on November 2.

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Mulroe raised $913,703 in contributions. [6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Illinois Senate Democratic Fund $315,328
Illinois Democratic Party $238,615
Illinois Pro-Choice $30,521
Illinois Federation Of Teachers $17,500


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."[7][8]


Mulroe received a score of 57.14 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 30th highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[8]


Mulroe and his wife, Margaret, have four children.

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Preceded by
James DeLeo
Illinois Senate District 10
Succeeded by