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Willis's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://www.kathleenwillis.org/id3.html ''Kathleen Willis'', "Issues," accessed October 25, 2012]</ref>
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*'''Fighting for Jobs and Economic Development
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:Excerpt: "Until every person who is willing to work has a job, Kathleen will work to promote our region as a great place to do business and raise a family. She supports targeted tax incentives that reward job creation to help our economy working again."
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*'''Demanding Fiscal Responsibility
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:Excerpt: "To rein state spending and make government pay its bills, Kathleen Will work to reform the way Illinois’ budget is crafted and help cut waste and inefficiencies, forcing government to protect vital services and spend taxpayer dollars wisely."
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*'''Preventing Unfair Property Tax Increases
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:Excerpt: "Kathleen knows that homeowners shouldn’t pay higher property taxes when home values are falling. That’s why she will work to provide relief by pushing for a new law to freeze property taxes when home values decline."
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*'''Making Legislators Take a Pay Cut
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:Excerpt: "Helping to get Illinois back on the right track requires doing the right thing. At a time of economic challenges, Kathleen will not only make state legislators take a pay cut, she’ll make it harder for them to raise their pay in the future."
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Willis's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://www.kathleenwillis.org/id3.html ''Kathleen Willis'', "Issues," accessed October 25, 2012]</ref>
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*'''Fighting for Jobs and Economic Development
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:Excerpt: "Until every person who is willing to work has a job, Kathleen will work to promote our region as a great place to do business and raise a family. She supports targeted tax incentives that reward job creation to help our economy working again."
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*'''Demanding Fiscal Responsibility
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:Excerpt: "To rein state spending and make government pay its bills, Kathleen Will work to reform the way Illinois’ budget is crafted and help cut waste and inefficiencies, forcing government to protect vital services and spend taxpayer dollars wisely."
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*'''Preventing Unfair Property Tax Increases
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:Excerpt: "Kathleen knows that homeowners shouldn’t pay higher property taxes when home values are falling. That’s why she will work to provide relief by pushing for a new law to freeze property taxes when home values decline."
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*'''Making Legislators Take a Pay Cut
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:Excerpt: "Helping to get Illinois back on the right track requires doing the right thing. At a time of economic challenges, Kathleen will not only make state legislators take a pay cut, she’ll make it harder for them to raise their pay in the future."
  
 
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*[http://votesmart.org/candidate/135095/kathleen-willis#.UIoM-4az7z1 ''Project Vote Smart'' profile]
  

Revision as of 08:23, 2 July 2013

Kathleen Willis
Kathleen Willis.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 77
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'sElmhurst College, Elmhurst, 2000
Master'sUniversity of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 2005
Personal
ProfessionLibrarian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kathleen Willis is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 77. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-Human Services
Energy
State Government Administration
Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • Fighting for Jobs and Economic Development
Excerpt: "Until every person who is willing to work has a job, Kathleen will work to promote our region as a great place to do business and raise a family. She supports targeted tax incentives that reward job creation to help our economy working again."
  • Demanding Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "To rein state spending and make government pay its bills, Kathleen Will work to reform the way Illinois’ budget is crafted and help cut waste and inefficiencies, forcing government to protect vital services and spend taxpayer dollars wisely."
  • Preventing Unfair Property Tax Increases
Excerpt: "Kathleen knows that homeowners shouldn’t pay higher property taxes when home values are falling. That’s why she will work to provide relief by pushing for a new law to freeze property taxes when home values decline."
  • 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, Kathleen will not only make state legislators take a pay cut, she’ll make it harder for them to raise their pay in the future."

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Willis won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 77. Willis was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary, and defeated incumbent Angelo Saviano in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 77, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Willis 52.6% 13,708
     Republican Angelo Saviano Incumbent 47.4% 12,357
Total Votes 26,065

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Preceded by
Angelo Saviano (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 77
2013–present
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