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Revision as of 22:00, 15 March 2013

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$132/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. She has represented District 4 since 1998 and currently serves as an Assistant Majority Leader. Lightford was re-elected in November of 2010 with her term expiring in 2015.

Lightford is a full time State Senator. Lightford graduated with 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

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Education, Vice Chair

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Lightford received $124,281 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

Illinois State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kimberly Lightford's campaign in 2010
Comed$11,000
Renaissance Hospital Management$7,500
Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association$4,000
Construction & General Laborers District Council Of Chicago & Vicinity$3,500
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $124,281

2006

In 2006, Lightford collected $130,789 in donations.[10]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Illinois Education Association $16,000
Renaissance Hospital Management $9,600
Comed $7,500
Humana $5,550
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $4,500
Midway Airport Concessionaires $3,000
Paul Hellerman $2,500
Chicago Teachers Union $2,500
Enadayal Gaddam $2,500
Best Efforts $2,000
Ameren $2,000
Illinois Federation of Teachers $2,000
Scheck Mechanical $2,000
Construction & General Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity $2,000
Illinois Bankers Association $2,000
Food & Commercial Workers Local 881 $1,540
Illinois Credit Union League $1,500
AT&T $1,500
Community Bankers Association of Illinois $1,500
Nicor Gas $1,250

Scorecards

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]

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.[12]

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District 4

Lightford represents Illinois Senate District 4. District 4 includes in the Northwest and Near West sides of Chicago[13].

Personal

Lightford is single and resides in Maywood, Illinois.

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