|Illinois House of Representatives District 79|
|2013 - Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Ball State University, 1976|
|Master's||National College of Education, 1984|
|Profession||Teacher, Small Business Owner|
Cloonen's campaign website listed the following issues:
- 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."
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|
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.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 79, General Election, 2012|
Cloonen has a husband, Gary.
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- Katherine Cloonen, accessed October 21, 2012
- Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Katherine Cloonen," accessed October 21, 2012
Lisa M. Dugan (D)
|Illinois House of Representatives District 79
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