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Kay Hatcher
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Illinois House of Representatives District 50
In office
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionSenior Marketing Director, Senior Services Associates
Office website
Campaign website
Kay Hatcher is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 50. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Hatcher's professional experience includes working as a Senior Marketing Director for Senior Services Associates.

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Accountability & Administrative Review
Appropriations-General Service
Human Services
Public Utilities
Tourism & Conventions
Transportation: Vehicles & Safety
Veterans' Affairs


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hatcher's committee assignments were not recorded on the state website.[1]


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hatcher served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Hatcher's campaign website lists the following issues:[2]

  • Transportation
Excerpt: "Experience with the DuKane Valley Council and the Kendall Mayors and Managers taught me the importance of strategically planning regional roadway expansion and repair."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Experience with one of the fastest growing school districts in the state taught me the complexity of the funding issue, and gives me a unique insight into possible solutions."
  • Chaos in Springfield
Excerpt: "Leadership experience on elected and volunteer boards taught me to seek collaboration and cooperation to achieve a common goal, rather than conflict. I don’t care who gets the credit, as long as the people are well served."
  • The Budget Crisis
Excerpt: "I am a fiscal conservative, and believe you should not spend money you don’t have. ...Fiscal responsibility, free markets and a respect for preserving individual freedoms are all part of their criteria."
  • The Business Environment
Excerpt: "Experience as a member of many Illinois Chambers of Commerce and the Valley Industrial Association taught me that more taxes are not the answer."



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hatcher won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 50. Hatcher was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and defeated Andrew Bernard (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKay Hatcher Incumbent 63.9% 29,934
     Democratic Andrew Bernard 36.1% 16,885
Total Votes 46,819


See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hatcher won re-election to the 50th District seat against Democrat Linda Healy. She defeated Keith Wheeler(7,731 votes), and Bob McQuillan(2,552 votes) in the Republican primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 50 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kay Hatcher (R) 38,554 68.35%
Linda Healy (D) 17,851 31.65%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Kay Hatcher won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 50 receiving 44,850 votes, ahead of Democrat Mary Schneider (30,617 votes), and Sandra Lezon (Green) who received 2,684 votes.[7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 50 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kay Hatcher (R) 38,031
Mary Schneider (D) 5,631
Sandra Lezon (G) 2,684


On November 7, 2006, Republican Patricia Reid Lindner won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 50 receiving 31,677 votes ahead of Democrat Joseph Serra who received 15,603 votes.[8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 50 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Patricia Reid Lindner (R) 31,677
Joseph Serra (D) 15,603

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Hatcher collected $202,403 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[9]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kay Hatcher's campaign in 2010
Illinois Health Care Association$21,559
Illinois Pro-Choice$15,616
Rich Harvest Farms$14,852
Citizens To Elect Tom Cross$7,219
Associated Beer Distributors Of Illinois$7,000
Total Raised in 2010 $202,403


In 2008, Hatcher collected $184,903 in donations.[10]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Friends of Kay Hatcher $26,513
Illinois Pro-Choice $24,567
Don Kalant $14,975
Don Kalant $11,600
Citizens to Elect Tom Cross $8,075


Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

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."[11][12]


Hatcher received a score of 75.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B- according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 12th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[12]


Hatcher is a member of the Boy Scouts Board, Conservation Foundation Leadership Board, Court Appointed Special Advocate Board, Dukane Valley Council Board, Girl Scouts Board, Greater Aurora Chamber Legislative Chairman, Kendall County Forest Preserve President, Rotary Club President, United Way member, and the Valley Industrial Association Board.[13]

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