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Kelly Cassidy

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Kelly Cassidy
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Illinois House of Representatives District 14
In office
May 16, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedMay 16, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Kelly Cassidy is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 14. She was first appointed to the chamber on May 16, 2011.[1]

Cassidy's professional experience includes working as an assistant in the Cook County state’s attorney’s office, legislative director for the Chicago chapter of the National Organization for Women, and in the district office of Illinois Senate president John Cullerton.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-Public Safety
Human Services
Labor & Commerce
Restorative Justice, VIce-chair



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cassidy won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 14. Cassidy defeated Paula A. Basta in the March 20 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKelly Cassidy Incumbent 100% 32,777
Total Votes 32,777

Illinois House of Representatives, District 14 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKelly Cassidy Incumbent 62.3% 6,163
Paula A. Basta 37.7% 3,732
Total Votes 9,895

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cassidy is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Cassidy raised a total of $348,451 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[6]

Kelly Cassidy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 14 Won $348,451
Grand Total Raised $348,451


Cassidy won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cassidy raised a total of $348,451.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kelly Cassidy's campaign in 2012
Democratic Party of Illinois$25,650
AFSCME Illinois Council 31$17,800
Seiu Healthcare Illinois Indiana$13,178
Service Employees Illinois State Council$8,250
Illinois Education Association$8,000
Total Raised in 2012$348,451
Source: Follow the Money


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."[7][8]


Cassidy received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 80th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card. [8]


Cassidy and her partner, Kelley Quinn, have three children.

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Preceded by
Harry Osterman (D)
Illinois House of Representatives District 14
May 2011 – Present
Succeeded by