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|Chamber=  Illinois State Senate
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|winner1 =Karen McConnaughay

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Karen McConnaughay
Karen McConnaughay.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 33
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthMarch 1, 1957
ProfessionChairman, Kane County Board
Office website
Campaign website
Karen McConnaughay is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 33. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations II
Committee of the Whole
Financial Institutions
Public Pensions & State Investments



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

McConnaughay won election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 33. McConnaughay defeated Cliff Surges in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012 and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3][4]

Illinois State Senate, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKaren McConnaughay Incumbent 100% 69,573
Total Votes 69,573

Illinois State Senate, District 33 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKaren McConnaughay 61.3% 12,487
Cliff Surges 38.7% 7,889
Total Votes 20,376

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McConnaughay is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, McConnaughay raised a total of $276,915 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[5]

Karen McConnaughay's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 33 Won $276,915
Grand Total Raised $276,915


McConnaughay won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, McConnaughay raised a total of $276,915.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Karen McConnaughay's campaign in 2012
Stand for Children$20,985
Fona International Inc$10,000
Roeser Properties$8,360
Illinois Realtors Association$6,500
Illinois Manufacturers Association$6,400
Total Raised in 2012$276,915
Source: Follow the Money


McConnaughay and her husband, John, have three children.[6]

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Preceded by
Dan Kotowski (D)
Illinois Senate District 33
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