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  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure =1998 - Present
 
  |Tenure =1998 - Present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 12, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 11, 2017]]
 
  |Assumed office =1998
 
  |Assumed office =1998
 
  |Political party =Democratic |Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
  |Political party =Democratic |Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
  |Leadership =  
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  |Leadership = Assistant Majority Leader
  |Years leadership =  
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  |Years leadership = 2011-present<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/98GA_Senate_Leadership.pdf 98GA Senate Leadership]</ref>
 
  |Leadership 2 =  
 
  |Leadership 2 =  
 
  |Years leadership 2 =  
 
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  |Years leadership 5 =  
 
  |Years leadership 5 =  
 
  |Base salary = $67,836/year
 
  |Base salary = $67,836/year
  |Per diem = $132/day
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  |Per diem = $111/day
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |Last election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected =  
 
  |First elected =  
 
  |Term limits =  
 
  |Term limits =  
  |Next election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 8, 2016
 
  |Prior office = Trustee, Village of Maywood
 
  |Prior office = Trustee, Village of Maywood
 
  |Prior office years = 1997 - 2003
 
  |Prior office years = 1997 - 2003
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  |Campaign website =  
 
  |Campaign website =  
 
  |Personal website = http://www.senatorlightford.com/
 
  |Personal website = http://www.senatorlightford.com/
}}{{tnr}}'''Kimberly Lightford''' is a [[Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]].  She has represented District 4 since 1998 and currently serves as an [[State Senate Assistant Majority Leader|Assistant Majority Leader]]. Lightford was re-elected in November of 2010 with her term expiring in 2015.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Kimberly Lightford''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 4 and serving as [[State Senate Assistant Majority Leader|Assistant Majority Leader]]. She was first elected to the chamber in 1998.
  
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.   
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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==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lightford served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Illinois
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|year = 2013
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|Collapse =
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Committee of the Whole
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|Chair1 =
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|Chair2 = Vice-Chairperson
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|Committee2 = Education
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|Committee3 = Executive
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|Committee4 = Executive Appointments
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|Committee5 = Financial Institutions
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|Committee6 = Higher Education
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|Committee7 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lightford has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lightford served on these committees:
* [[Assignments Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Committee of the Whole, Illinois Senate]]
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|State = Illinois
* [[Education Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Vice Chair
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|year = 2011
* [[Executive Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Executive Appointments Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[Financial Institutions Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Committee1 = Assignments
* [[Redistricting Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Chair1 =
* Subcommittee on Education, Vice Chair
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|Chair3 = Vice Chair
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|Committee2 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee3 = Education
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|Committee4 = Executive
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|Committee5 = Executive Appointments
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|Committee6 = Financial Institutions
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|Committee7 = Redistricting
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|Committee8 =
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lightford served on these committees:
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lightford served on these committees:<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009]</ref>
* [[Education Committee, Illinois State Senate|Education]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Executive Committee, Illinois State Senate|Executive]]
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|State = Illinois
* [[Financial Institutions Committee, Illinois State Senate|Financial Institutions]]
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|year = 2009
* [[Redistricting Committee, Illinois State Senate|Redistricting]]<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009]</ref>.
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|Collapse = Yes
 
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Education
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|Chair1 =
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|Chair2 =
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|Committee2 = Executive
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|Committee3 = Financial Institutions
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|Committee4 = Redistricting
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|Committee5 =
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|Committee6 =
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|Committee7 =
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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::''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Lightford won re-election to the 4th District seat in the [[Illinois State Senate]] in [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|2012]]. She was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref> and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.
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Lightford won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 4. She was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref> and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber= Illinois State Senate, District 4, General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|winner1 = Kimberly Lightford
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|Inc1 = Y
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|votes1 = 78011
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}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
In 2010, Lightford received $124,281 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=IL&y=2010&#f0 Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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|Name = Lightford
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|Full name = Kimberly Lightford
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|year = 1998
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|Editdate = July 12, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=3391 ''followthemoney.org'', "Lightford, Kimberly A," accessed July 12, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 249051
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 4]]
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|totalraised2010 = 124281
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2010|Illinois State Senate, District 4]]
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|totalraised2008 = 130789
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|result2008 = N/A
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|office2008 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 4]]
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|totalraised2006 = 231664
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2006|Illinois State Senate, District 4]]
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|totalraised2004 = 90799
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|result2004 = N/A
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|office2004 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 4]]
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|totalraised2002 = 181065
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2002|Illinois State Senate, District 4]]
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|totalraised2000 = 26165
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|result2000 = N/A
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|office2000 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 4]]
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|totalraised1998 = 45321
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|result1998 = Won
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|office1998 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 4]]
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}}
  
{{slp donor box 2010
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===2012===
|Chamber = Illinois State Senate
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{{SLP donor box 2012
|party = Democratic
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|name = Lightford
|total raised = $124,281
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|full Name = Kimberly Lightford
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142853
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 249,051
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Comed
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|org3 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|org4 = Illinois Federation of Teachers
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|org5 = Afscme Illinois Council 31
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|orgamount1 = 40000
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|orgamount2 = 11000
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|orgamount3 = 8000
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|orgamount4 = 7500
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|orgamount5 = 6000
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|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Lightford
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|full Name = Kimberly Lightford
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116884
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic  
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|total raised = 124,281
 
|org1 = Comed
 
|org1 = Comed
 
|org2 = Renaissance Hospital Management
 
|org2 = Renaissance Hospital Management
 
|org3 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
 
|org3 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
|org4 = Construction & General Laborers District Council Of Chicago & Vicinity
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|org4 = Construction & General Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity
 
|org5 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
 
|org5 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
|orgdonor1 = $11,000
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|orgamount1 = 11000
|orgdonor2 = $7,500
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|orgamount2 = 7500
|orgdonor3 = $4,000
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|orgamount3 = 4000
|orgdonor4 = $3,500
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|orgamount4 = 3500
|orgdonor5 = $2,500
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|orgamount5 = 2500
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|}}
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===2008===
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Lightford
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|full Name = Kimberly Lightford
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96978
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 130,789
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Renaissance Hospital Management
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|org3 = Comed
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|org4 = Humana
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|org5 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|orgamount1 = 16000
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|orgamount2 = 9600
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|orgamount3 = 7500
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|orgamount4 = 5550
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|orgamount5 = 4500
 
|}}
 
|}}
  
 
===2006===
 
===2006===
In 2006, Lightford collected $130,789 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96978|2006 Lightford Campaign Donors]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Lightford  
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|full Name = Kimberly Lightford
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79791
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 231,664
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Best Efforts
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|org3 = Meeks For Senate
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|org4 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|org5 = Illinois Federation of Teachers
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|orgamount1 = 35000
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|orgamount2 = 15950
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|orgamount3 = 10000
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|orgamount4 = 7000
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|orgamount5 = 6500
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|}}
  
Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.
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===2004===
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{{SLP donor box 2004
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|name = Lightford
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|full Name = Kimberly Lightford
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71059
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 90,799
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|org1 = Illinois Bankers Association
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|org2 = Illinois Credit Union League
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|org3 = Altria
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|org4 = Community Bankers Association of Illinois
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|org5 = Name Not Available
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|orgamount1 = 5500
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|orgamount2 = 4000
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|orgamount3 = 3500
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|orgamount4 = 3000
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|orgamount5 = 2893
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|}}
  
{{legislative donor box}}
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===2002===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2002
| Illinois Education Association
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|name = Lightford
| align="right" | $16,000
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|full Name = Kimberly Lightford
|-
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=3843
| Renaissance Hospital Management
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|office= Illinois State Senate
| align="right" | $9,600
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|new = no
|-
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|party = Democratic
| Comed
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|total raised = 181,065
| align="right" | $7,500
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
|-
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|org2 = Illinois Senate Democratic Fund
| Humana
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|org3 = Paramount Media
| align="right" | $5,550
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|org4 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
|-
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|org5 = Friends of Clayborne
| Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|orgamount1 = 37928
| align="right" | $4,500
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|orgamount2 = 18991
|-
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|orgamount3 = 12000
| Midway Airport Concessionaires
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|orgamount4 = 6200
| align="right" | $3,000
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|orgamount5 = 5000
|-
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|}}
| Paul Hellerman
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| align="right" | $2,500
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|-
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| Chicago Teachers Union
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| align="right" | $2,500
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|-
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| Enadayal Gaddam
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| align="right" | $2,500
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|-
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| Best Efforts
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| align="right" | $2,000
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|-
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| Ameren
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| align="right" | $2,000
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|-
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| Illinois Federation of Teachers
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| align="right" | $2,000
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|-
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| Scheck Mechanical
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| align="right" | $2,000
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|-
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| Construction & General Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity
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| align="right" | $2,000
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|-
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| Illinois Bankers Association
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| align="right" | $2,000
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|-
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| Food & Commercial Workers Local 881
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| align="right" | $1,540
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|-
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| Illinois Credit Union League
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| align="right" | $1,500
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|-
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| AT&T
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| align="right" | $1,500
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|-
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| Community Bankers Association of Illinois
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| align="right" | $1,500
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|-
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| Nicor Gas
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| align="right" | $1,250
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|}
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==Recent news==
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===2000===
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Kimberly + Lightford + Illinois + Senate'''
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{{SLP donor box 2000
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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|name = Lightford
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Kimberly+Lightford+Illinois+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Kimberly Lightford News Feed</rss>
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|full Name = Kimberly Lightford  
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30497
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 26,165
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|org1 = United Distillers & Vintners North America
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|org2 = Ameritech
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|org3 = Sbc
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|org4 = Illinois Education Association
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|org5 = Illinois Birth to Five Pac
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|orgamount1 = 2500
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|orgamount2 = 1395
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
  
==District 4==
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===1998===
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{{SLP donor box 1998
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|name = Lightford
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|full Name = Kimberly Lightford
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30148
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 45,321
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association/I-Pace
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|org2 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|org3 = Lightford, Kimberly A
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|org4 = Highland Community Bank
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|org5 = Citizens For Emil Jones Jr
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|orgamount1 = 10000
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|orgamount2 = 4000
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|orgamount3 = 2855
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|orgamount4 = 2550
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|orgamount5 = 2000
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|}}
  
Lightford represents Illinois Senate District 4.  District 4 includes in the Northwest and Near West sides of Chicago<ref>[http://www.ilchamber.org/Chamber_PAC/District_maps/legislative_dist_neil.pdf "Illinois Chamber of * [[Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009]</ref>.
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==Scorecards==
 
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===Illinois Opportunity Project===
==Personal==
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::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
 
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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."<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/the-project/ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref><ref name="IOP">[http://illinoisopportunity.org/votecard/ Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
Lightford is single and resides in Maywood, Illinois.
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====2012====
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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.<ref name="IOP"/>
  
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Kimberly + Lightford + Illinois + Senate'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Kimberly+Lightford+Illinois+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Kimberly Lightford News Feed}}
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
*[http://www.senatorlightford.com/ Kimberly Lightford's personal website]
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* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1644 Biography from the Illinois General Assembly]
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*[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=98&MemberID=1869 Biography, bills and committees] at the 98th Illinois General Assembly
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=18241 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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**Previous sessions: [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1644 97th], [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=96&MemberID=1430 96th], [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=95&MemberID=1220 95th], [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=94&MemberID=995 94th], [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=93&MemberID=736 93rd]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=18241 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.senatorlightford.com/ Constituency website]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96978 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79791 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71059 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=3843 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30497 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30148 1998]
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*[http://www.senatedem.ilga.gov/index.php/sen-lightford-home Profile] at Illinois Senate Democrats
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{{LegisLinks | votesmart = 18241 | c-span = | followthemoney = | worldcat = | fb =  | flickr = | twitter =  | youtube = | linked =  | nndb = | wikipedia = Kimberly_A._Lightford }}
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*[http://www.lorettohospital.org/senator-kimberly-a-lightford Vice Chairman profile] at Loretto Hospital
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142853 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116884 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96978 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79791 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71059 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=3843 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30497 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30497 1998]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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[[Category:2010 incumbent]]
 
[[Category:2010 incumbent]]
 
[[Category:2010 winner]]
 
[[Category:2010 winner]]
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Revision as of 10:53, 12 July 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$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.

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

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."[10][11]

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.[11]

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