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Kelly M. Burke
Kelly Burke.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 36
In office
January 12, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois at Urbana
J.D.John Marshall Law School
Office website
Campaign website
Kelly M. Burke (b. December 17, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 36. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Burke earned her B.A. from the University of Illinois and her J.D. from John Marshall Law School. Her professional experience includes working as a staff attorney at Saint Xavier University, practicing law privately, clearking for two circuit court judges and working as a legislative aide for former state Representative Andrew J. McGann.

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture & Conservation
Appropriations-General Service, Vice-chair
Appropriations-Higher Education
Health Care Licenses
Labor & Commerce
Museums, Arts, & Cultural Enhancement
Tollway Oversight


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Burke served on the following committees:



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Burke won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 36. Burke was opposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated Bob Shelstrom (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKelly M. Burke Incumbent 67.9% 29,910
     Republican Bob Shelstrom 32.1% 14,158
Total Votes 44,068


Burke defeated Richard L. Grabowski (R) in the state's November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 36 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kelly M. Burke (D) 21,874 71.29%
Richard Grabowski (R) 8,799 28.68%
Timothy Haynes (Write-in) 8 0.03%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Burke raised $173,590 in contributions. [5]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Illinois Democratic Party $28,113
Burke, Terrence $20,000
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $5,000
Odonnell, Patrick $5,000


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."[6][7]


Burke received a score of 50.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D- according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 55th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[7]


Burke and her husband, Terry, have three children.

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Preceded by
Michael Carberry (D)
Illinois House of Representatives District 36
2011 – Present
Succeeded by