John Millner

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John Millner
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Illinois State Senate District 28
Former member
In office
2005 - 2013
Per diem$132/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois House of Representatives
2003 – 2005
Associate'sTriton College
Bachelor'sLewis University
Master'sWestern Illinois University
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John Millner is a former Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 28 from 2005 to 2013. Millner has also served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2003 to 2005.

Millner earned his Bachelor's Degree from Lewis University and a Masters of Public Affairs degree from Western Illinois.

Before becoming a Senator, Millner was the Chief of the Elmhurst Police Department from 1972 to 2003.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Millner served on these committees:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

John Millner endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2010

Millner won re-election to the 28th District Seat in the Illinois State Senate against Democrat Corinne Michele Pierog.[3]

Illinois State Senate, District 28 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Millner (R) 37,189 63.06%
Corinne Michele Pierog (D) 21,786 36.94%

The election took place on November 2, 2010. Millner ran unopposed in the Republican primary election on February 2nd.[4]


On November 7, 2006, Republican John Millner won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 28. He ran unopposed receiving 41,282 votes.[5]

Illinois State Senate, District 28 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Millner (R) 41,282

Campaign donors


In 2010, Millner received $463,603 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]


In 2006, Millner collected $275,550 in donations.[7]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Chicago Automobile Trade Association $10,000
K. Hoving Disposal Inc. $8,000
HSBC North America $6,000
Abbott Land & Investment Corp $5,900
Prairie Material Sales Inc. $5,500
Christopher B. Burke Engineering $5,000
Eli Lilly & Co. $5,000
Martam Construction Inc. $5,000
Chicagoland Speedway $4,500
Lexington Square Inc. $4,000
Illinois Optometric Association $3,950
Electircal Workers Local 701 $3,600
Great Lakes Cement Promotion Association $3,500
Klein Creek Golf Club $3,200
Electro-Wire Inc. $3,100
Callero & Callero LLP $3,100
Penn National Gaming $3,000
Comcast $3,000
Elmhurst-Chicago Stone $3,000
Superior Ambulance Service $2,800

District 28

Millner represents Illinois Senate District 28. District 28 includes the Northwest Chicago suburbs of Bloomingdale, Rosemount, and Wood Dake near O'Hare Airport[8].


John is married to Debbie Millner. They have two children and reside in Carol, Illinois.


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."[9][10]


Millner received a score of 60.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 29th highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[10]

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Preceded by
Illinois Senate District 28
Succeeded by
Daniel Kotowski (D)