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Kimberly Lightford
Kimberly Lightford.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 4
Incumbent
In office
1998 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 16
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Majority Leader
2011-present[1]
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Trustee, Village of Maywood
1997 - 2003
Education
Bachelor'sWestern Illinois University
Master'sUniversity of Illinois
Personal
BirthdayMay 10, 1968
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Kimberly Lightford is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 4 and serving as Assistant Majority Leader. She was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Lightford earned her Bachelor's degree from Western Illinois and her Master's in Public Administration from the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Education, Vice-Chairperson
Executive
Executive Appointments
Financial Institutions
Higher Education

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lightford served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lightford served on these committees:[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Lightford won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 4. She was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20[3][4] and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Illinois State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKimberly Lightford Incumbent 100% 78,011
Total Votes 78,011

2010

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2010

Lightford won for re-election to the 4th District Seat in the Illinois State Senate with no opposition. The election took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Illinois State Senate, District 4 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kimberly Lightford (D) 48,129 100.0%

Lightford ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on February 2nd.[7]

2006

On November 4, 2006, Democrat Kimberly Lightford won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 4 receiving 45,857 votes, ahead of Republican Antoinette Ruback (5,969 votes).[8]


Illinois State Senate, District 4 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kimberly Lightford (D) 45,857
Antoinette Ruback (R) 5,969

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lightford is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Lightford raised a total of $1,079,135 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 12, 2013.[9]

Kimberly Lightford's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 4 Won $249,051
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 4 Won $124,281
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 4 Not up for election $130,789
2006 Illinois State Senate, District 4 Won $231,664
2004 Illinois State Senate, District 4 Not up for election $90,799
2002 Illinois State Senate, District 4 Won $181,065
2000 Illinois State Senate, District 4 Not up for election $26,165
1998 Illinois State Senate, District 4 Won $45,321
Grand Total Raised $1,079,135

2012

Lightford won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Lightford raised a total of $249,051.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kimberly Lightford's campaign in 2012
Illinois Education Association$40,000
Comed$11,000
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois$8,000
Illinois Federation of Teachers$7,500
Afscme Illinois Council 31$6,000
Total Raised in 2012$249,051
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Lightford won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Lightford raised a total of $124,281.

2008

Lightford was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Lightford raised a total of $130,789.

2006

Lightford won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Lightford raised a total of $231,664.

2004

Lightford was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Lightford raised a total of $90,799.

2002

Lightford won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Lightford raised a total of $181,065.

2000

Lightford was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Lightford raised a total of $26,165.

1998

Lightford won election to the Illinois State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Lightford raised a total of $45,321.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Illinois

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2014

In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "impacted the social work profession and their clients."

2013

In 2013, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 31.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

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."[12][13]

2012

Lightford received a score of 0 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the lowest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[13]

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