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Katherine Cloonen
Kate Cloonen.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 79
Incumbent
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
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
Education
Bachelor'sBall State University, 1976
Master'sNational College of Education, 1984
Personal
ProfessionTeacher, Small Business Owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Katherine Cloonen is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 79. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture & Conservation
Cities & Villages
Economic Development
State Government Administration

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Cloonen's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Fighting for Jobs
Excerpt: "Kate started her own small business and knows what it means to create jobs. She will work to promote our region as a great place to do business, passing legislation that helps businesses put people back to work and revitalize our economy."
  • Making Legislators Take a Pay Cut
Excerpt: "Helping to get Illinois back on the right track requires doing the right thing. At a time of economic challenges, Kate will not only make state legislators take a pay cut, she’ll make it harder for them to raise their pay in the future."
  • Demanding Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "To rein in spending and make government pay its bills, Kate will reform Illinois’ budget process and help cut waste and inefficiencies, forcing government to protect vital services and spend taxpayer dollars wisely."
  • A Strong Voice for Gun Rights
Excerpt: "Our Second Amendment rights are a way of life in our communities. As an advocate for law-abiding gun owners, Kate will continue to fight for our rights and work to bring concealed carry to Illinois."

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cloonen won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 79. Cloonen was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated Glenn Nixon (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 79, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKatherine Cloonen 50.1% 21,287
     Republican Glenn Nixon 49.9% 21,196
Total Votes 42,483

Personal

Cloonen has a husband, Gary.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lisa M. Dugan (D)
Illinois House of Representatives District 79
2013–present
Succeeded by
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