|Illinois House of Representatives District 58|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1966|
|Birthday||August 2, 1944|
|Place of birth||Highland Park, IL|
May has worked as a freelance writer, journalist, and in public relations.
She is Chair of the Highland Park Historical Preservation Commission, and Vice President of the League of Women Voters of Highland Park.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, May served on the following committees:
- Environment & Energy
- Environmental Health, Chair
- Health Care Availability Access, Vice Chair
- Personnel & Pensions
- Public Utilities
- Telecommunications, Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, May served on the following committees:
- Electric Utility Oversight
- Environment & Energy
- Environmental Health (Chair)
- Health Care Availability Access (Vice Chair)
- Pension Funds Management
- Renewable Energy
- Subcommittee on O'Hare Airport Environmental Impact
May did not seek re-election in 2012.
May won re-election to the 58th District seat against Republican Lauren G. Turelli. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 58 (2010)|
|Karen May (D)||25,010||56.91%|
|Lauren G Turelli (R)||18,937||43.09%|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 58 (2008)|
|Karen May (D)||37,324|
|Timothy Stratton (R)||17,550|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 58 (2006)|
|Karen May (D)||29,459|
|William Griffin (R)||13,034|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, May collected $276,479 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:
|Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Karen May's campaign in 2010|
|Illinois Democratic Party||$142,009|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||$6,000|
|Illinois State Medical Society||$4,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$276,479|
In 2008, May collected $120,241 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.
|Illinois Education Association||$12,000|
|Cook County College Teachers Union||$5,750|
|Construction & General Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity||$3,000|
|Illinois State Medical Society||$3,000|
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."
May received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 80th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.
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- Illinois State Representative Karen May Official website
- Illinois General Assembly - Representative Karen May (D) 58th District
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Illinois House Democrats - Karen May
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. May
- The State Journal Register, "State legislature headed for unusual turnover," November 20, 2011
- Chicago Sun-Times, "2010 Election Results"
- 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
- May Campaign Donors
- Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013
|Illinois House of Representatives District 58
| Succeeded by|
Scott Drury (D)
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