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  |Name =Kyle McCarter
 
  |Name =Kyle McCarter
 
  |Profile picture =Kyle McCarter.jpg
 
  |Profile picture =Kyle McCarter.jpg
  |Position = Illinois State Senate District 51
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  |Position = Illinois State Senate District 54
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure =November 2009 - Present
 
  |Tenure =November 2009 - 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 14, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office =2009
 
  |Assumed office =2009
 
  |Political party = Republican
 
  |Political party = Republican
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  |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 =  
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  |Last election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed = November 2009
 
  |Appointed = November 2009
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
  |First elected = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |First elected =  
 
  |Term limits =  
 
  |Term limits =  
  |Next election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
  |Prior office =  
 
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  |Place of birth =  
 
  |Profession =Business owner
 
  |Profession =Business owner
  |Religion =
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  |Religion = Christian
 
  |Office website =http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1754
 
  |Office website =http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1754
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.votemccarter.com/Pages/Default.aspx
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.votemccarter.com/Pages/Default.aspx
 
  |Personal website = http://www.facebook.com/SenatorMcCarter
 
  |Personal website = http://www.facebook.com/SenatorMcCarter
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}}{{tnr}}'''Kyle McCarter''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing [[Illinois State Senate District 54|District 54]]. He was first appointed to the chamber in November 2009.<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?MemberID=1562 ''Illinois General Assembly,'' "Senator Kyle McCarter (R)," accessed February 22, 2014]</ref>.
{{tnr}}'''Kyle McCarter''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]]. McCarter was first appointed to the Illinois Senate in November of 2009. McCarter won election in November of 2010 with his term expiring in 2015<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?MemberID=1562 ''Illinois General Assembly'' "Senator Kyle McCarter (R)"]</ref>.
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McCarter graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Oral Roberts University in Accounting. In addition to being a Senator, McCarter is a small business owner.
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==Biography==
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McCarter earned his Bachelor's in Accounting from Oral Roberts University. His professional experience includes owning a small business.<ref name=IGA>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?MemberID=1964 ''Illinois General Assembly,'' "Senator Kyle McCarter," accessed February 22, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McCarter served on the following committees:<ref name=IGA/>
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{{Committee Assignments
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Agriculture and Conservation
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|Chair1 =
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|Chair2 =
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|Committee2 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee3 = Higher Education
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|Committee4 = Labor and Commerce
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|Committee5 = Local Government
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|Committee6 = Revenue
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|Committee7 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McCarter has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McCarter served on these committees:
* [[Agriculture and Conservation 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]]
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|year = 2011
* [[Financial Institutions Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Ranking Minority Member
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Licensed Activities Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[State Government & Veterans Affairs Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Committee1 = Agriculture and Conservation
* Subcommittee on Special Issues (Licensed Activities)
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|Chair1 =
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|Chair4 = Ranking Minority Member
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|Committee2 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee3 = Education
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|Committee4 = Financial Institutions
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|Committee5 = Licensed Activities
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|Committee6 = State Government & Veterans Affairs
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|Committee7 =
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, McCarter served on these committees:
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, McCarter 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>
* [[Agriculture and Conservation Committee, Illinois State Senate|Agriculture and Conservation]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate|Commerce]]  '''Ranking Republican Member'''
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|State = Illinois
* [[Education Committee, Illinois State Senate|Education]]
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|year = 2009
* [[Financial Institutions Committee, Illinois State Senate|Financial Institutions]]
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Licensed Activities Committee, Illinois State Senate|Licensed Activities]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[State Government & Veterans Affairs Committee, Illinois State Senate|State Government and Veterans Affairs]] <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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|Committee1 = Agriculture and Conservation
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|Chair1 =
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|Chair2 = Ranking Republican Member
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|Committee2 = Commerce
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|Committee3 = Education
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|Committee4 = Financial Institutions
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|Committee5 = Licensed Activities
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|Committee6 = State Government & Veterans Affairs
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|Committee7 =
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}}
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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McCarter's campaign website highlights these issues:<ref name=Vote>[http://www.votemccarter.com/Pages/Issues.aspx ''Kyle McCarter State Senate,'' "Issues," accessed February 22, 2014]</ref>
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*'''Pro Business'''
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:Excerpt: "As a small business owner in the manufacturing business for 20 years, I understand the challenges facing Illinois employers.  
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:I am responsible for the livelihood of more than 15 families.  During tough times when payroll must be met, I am the first one to do without.  I understand how important my employees are to my success.  I recently bought a business and moved it to Illinois from Missouri. I did this because I am committed to putting people back to work in Illinois.
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:As citizens of Illinois, as investors, as risk-takers, we deserve to be able to compete with neighboring states. We deserve to be able to compete on a level playing field with fair business taxes, fees and regulations.  We must rebuild our state economy and restore competitiveness with policies that expand economic freedom and put more people back to work."
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*'''Pro Family'''
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:Excerpt: "I believe that marriage is meant to be between a man and a woman.
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:I also believe the corruption in Illinois government has brought about a terrible economic injustice to our families. The tremendous burden of taxes on our Illinois families – income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, and fees – prevents us from saving for college education, from giving to our churches and favorite charities and from investing in our dreams.
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:The results of the fiscal irresponsibility of the past eight years are now being felt first hand by the families of Illinois.  I am committed to defending families and their right to live and prosper in Illinois."
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*'''Pro Life'''
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:Excerpt: "Life begins at conception and I am convinced that God has a wonderful plan for every life."
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*'''Pro Gun'''
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:Excerpt: "The Second Amendment should be protected.  Illinois should join 48 other states and make concealed carry the law of the land."
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*'''Real Budget Solutions'''
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:Excerpt: "We must focus on cutting waste, fraud and abuse in government before we cut vital programs like education and human services. We must reduce spending in order to live within our means, just like our families and businesses are required to do.  For too long, state government has over-promised and over-spent and today the debt crisis has become a burden that will impact our children and grand children.  We need to get spending in line with tax revenues before this crisis becomes unmanageable and that will require a 10% spending cut from top to bottom."
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*'''Education'''
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:Excerpt: "I currently serve on the Senate Education Committee and am passionately committed to educating our children and equipping them for the future.  My wife is a certified elementary school teacher who has experience teaching in some of the most challenging environments in Illinois.  Both of my sons have obtained public school educations which have prepared them for success.  My youngest son is presently a sophomore at Oral Roberts University while my oldest son recently graduated from the United States Air Force Academy.  As a family we value education and the teachers who make a difference in the lives of our students each and every day."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{IL SD54 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
McCarter won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 54. McCarter was to face incumbent [[John Jones]] in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012, but Jones withdrew on January 4, leaving McCarter unopposed.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandDetail.aspx?CandidateID=17162&ElectionID=32 ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Candidate detail - John O. Jones," January 4, 2012]</ref> McCarter defeated [[Danny L. Stover]] (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<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><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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McCarter won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 54. McCarter was to face incumbent [[John Jones]] in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012, but Jones withdrew on January 4, leaving McCarter unopposed.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandDetail.aspx?CandidateID=17162&ElectionID=32 ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Candidate detail - John O. Jones," January 4, 2012]</ref> McCarter defeated [[Danny L. Stover]] (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'', "Candidate List," accessed December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed February 22, 2014]</ref><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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====Endorsements====
 
McCarter was endorsed by Family-Pac.<ref>[http://www.family-pac.com/?page=sc ''Family-Pac,'' "Endorsements," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
 
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
  
 
::''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
::''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2010]]''
McCarter won re-election to the 51st District Seat in the [[Illinois State Senate]] against Democrat [[Tim Dudley]].<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2010GEOfficialVote.pdf 2010 Illinois General Election Results]</ref>
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McCarter won re-election to the 51st District Seat in the [[Illinois State Senate]] against Democrat [[Tim Dudley]].<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2010GEOfficialVote.pdf 2010 ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Illinois General Election Results," accessed February 22, 2014]</ref>
 
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The election took place on November 2, 2010.  McCarter ran unopposed in the Republican primary election on February 2nd.<ref>[http://www.ildems.com/Candidates.htm 2010 Illinois Primary Election Results]</ref>
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The election took place on November 2, 2010.  McCarter ran unopposed in the Republican primary election on February 2nd.<ref>[http://www.ildems.com/Candidates.htm 2010 ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Illinois Primary Election Results," accessed February 22, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
In 2010, McCarter received $651,984 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 = McCarter
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|Full name = Kyle McCarter
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|year = 2010
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|Editdate = July 18, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=139630 ''followthemoney.org'', "McCarter, Kyle," accessed July 18, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 290518
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|result2012 = Won
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|totalraised2010 = 651984
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|result2010 = Won
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===2012===
|Chamber = Illinois State Senate
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|name = McCarter
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|full Name = Kyle McCarter
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 290,518
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|org1 = Mccarter, Kyle
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|org2 = Ryan Enterprises Group
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|org3 = Rauner, Bruce Vincent & Diana Mendley
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|org4 = Roeser, Jeannine J
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|org5 = Stand for Children
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|orgamount1 = 27793
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|orgamount2 = 10000
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|orgamount3 = 10000
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|orgamount4 = 5000
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|orgamount5 = 5000
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|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = McCarter
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|full Name = Kyle McCarter
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117089
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|office= Illinois State Senate  
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|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
|total raised = $651,984
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|total raised = 651,984
|org1 = Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte Of Illinois
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|org1 = Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte of Illinois
|org2 = Illinois Chamber Of Commerce
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|org2 = Illinois Chamber of Commerce
 
|org3 = Citizens For Frank Watson
 
|org3 = Citizens For Frank Watson
 
|org4 = Illinois Republican Party
 
|org4 = Illinois Republican Party
|org5 = CPI
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|org5 = Cpi
|orgdonor1 = $88,869
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|orgamount1 = 88869
|orgdonor2 = $35,000
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|orgamount2 = 35000
|orgdonor3 = $28,880
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|orgamount3 = 28880
|orgdonor4 = $24,521
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|orgamount4 = 24521
|orgdonor5 = $16,077
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|orgamount5 = 16077
 
|}}
 
|}}
  
==Recent news==
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==Scorecards==
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Kyle + McCarter + Illinois + Senate'''
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{{Illinois legislature scorecards|Begin=2009|End=2020}}
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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===Illinois Opportunity Project===
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Kyle+McCarter+Illinois+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Kyle McCarter News Feed</rss>
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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>
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====2012====
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McCarter received a score of 100.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of A+ according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the highest among all 59 members of the [[Illinois State Senate]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
  
==District 51==
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==Endorsements==
 
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===2014===
McCarter represents Illinois Senate District 51.  District 51 includes the Greater Decatur region in North Central Illinois<ref>[http://www.ilchamber.org/Chamber_PAC/District_maps/legislative_dist_il.pdf "Illinois Chamber of * [[Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009]</ref>.
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In 2014, McCarter's endorsements included the following:<ref name=Vote/>
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*Illinois Federation Right to Life
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*Illinois State Rifle Association
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*Associated Firefighters of Illinois
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===2012===
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In 2012, McCarter's endorsements included the following:<ref>[http://www.family-pac.com/?page=sc ''Family-Pac,'' "Endorsements," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
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*Family-Pac
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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McCarter and his wife, Victoria, live in Lebanon.  They have two children.<ref name=IGA/>
  
Kyle is married to Victoria McCarter.  They have two children and reside in Lebanon, Illinois.
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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 '''Kyle + McCarter + 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=Kyle+McCarter+Illinois+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Kyle McCarter News Feed}}
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==See also==
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*[[Illinois State Senate]]
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*[[Illinois State Senate#Standing committees|Senate Committees]]
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*[[Illinois State Legislature]]
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*[[Illinois state legislative districts]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://www.votemccarter.com/ McCarter's campaign website]
 
* [http://www.votemccarter.com/ McCarter's campaign website]
 
* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1754 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
 
* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1754 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
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*[http://openstates.org/il/legislators/ILL000038/kyle-mccarter/ Profile from Open States]
* [http://www.facebook.com/SenatorMcCarter McCarter's facebook]
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*[http://twitter.com/SenatorMcCarter McCarter's twitter]
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*Campaign contributions via [http://www.followthemoney.org/ Follow the Money]: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=144076 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117089 2010]
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kyle-mccarter/11/24/ab4 McCarter's LinkedIn]
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Latest revision as of 13:57, 13 August 2014

Kyle McCarter
Kyle McCarter.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 54
Incumbent
In office
November 2009 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedNovember 2009
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sOral Roberts University
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kyle McCarter is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 54. He was first appointed to the chamber in November 2009.[1].

Biography

McCarter earned his Bachelor's in Accounting from Oral Roberts University. His professional experience includes owning a small business.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McCarter served on the following committees:[2]

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Conservation
Committee of the Whole
Higher Education
Labor and Commerce
Local Government
Revenue

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, McCarter served on these committees:[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

McCarter's campaign website highlights these issues:[4]

  • Pro Business
Excerpt: "As a small business owner in the manufacturing business for 20 years, I understand the challenges facing Illinois employers.
I am responsible for the livelihood of more than 15 families. During tough times when payroll must be met, I am the first one to do without. I understand how important my employees are to my success. I recently bought a business and moved it to Illinois from Missouri. I did this because I am committed to putting people back to work in Illinois.
As citizens of Illinois, as investors, as risk-takers, we deserve to be able to compete with neighboring states. We deserve to be able to compete on a level playing field with fair business taxes, fees and regulations. We must rebuild our state economy and restore competitiveness with policies that expand economic freedom and put more people back to work."
  • Pro Family
Excerpt: "I believe that marriage is meant to be between a man and a woman.
I also believe the corruption in Illinois government has brought about a terrible economic injustice to our families. The tremendous burden of taxes on our Illinois families – income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, and fees – prevents us from saving for college education, from giving to our churches and favorite charities and from investing in our dreams.
The results of the fiscal irresponsibility of the past eight years are now being felt first hand by the families of Illinois. I am committed to defending families and their right to live and prosper in Illinois."
  • Pro Life
Excerpt: "Life begins at conception and I am convinced that God has a wonderful plan for every life."
  • Pro Gun
Excerpt: "The Second Amendment should be protected. Illinois should join 48 other states and make concealed carry the law of the land."
  • Real Budget Solutions
Excerpt: "We must focus on cutting waste, fraud and abuse in government before we cut vital programs like education and human services. We must reduce spending in order to live within our means, just like our families and businesses are required to do. For too long, state government has over-promised and over-spent and today the debt crisis has become a burden that will impact our children and grand children. We need to get spending in line with tax revenues before this crisis becomes unmanageable and that will require a 10% spending cut from top to bottom."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I currently serve on the Senate Education Committee and am passionately committed to educating our children and equipping them for the future. My wife is a certified elementary school teacher who has experience teaching in some of the most challenging environments in Illinois. Both of my sons have obtained public school educations which have prepared them for success. My youngest son is presently a sophomore at Oral Roberts University while my oldest son recently graduated from the United States Air Force Academy. As a family we value education and the teachers who make a difference in the lives of our students each and every day."

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Kyle McCarter ran unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[5][6][7]

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

McCarter won election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 54. McCarter was to face incumbent John Jones in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012, but Jones withdrew on January 4, leaving McCarter unopposed.[8] McCarter defeated Danny L. Stover (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[9][10][11]

Illinois State Senate, District 54, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKyle McCarter Incumbent 62.2% 59,104
     Democratic Danny L. Stover 37.8% 35,962
Total Votes 95,066

2010

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2010

McCarter won re-election to the 51st District Seat in the Illinois State Senate against Democrat Tim Dudley.[12]

Illinois State Senate, District 51 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kyle McCarter (R) 43,009 61.38%
Tim Dudley (D) 27,066 38.62%

The election took place on November 2, 2010. McCarter ran unopposed in the Republican primary election on February 2nd.[13]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McCarter is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, McCarter raised a total of $942,502 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[14]

Kyle McCarter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 54 Won $290,518
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 51 Won $651,984
Grand Total Raised $942,502

2012

McCarter won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, McCarter raised a total of $290,518.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kyle McCarter's campaign in 2012
Mccarter, Kyle$27,793
Ryan Enterprises Group$10,000
Rauner, Bruce Vincent & Diana Mendley$10,000
Roeser, Jeannine J$5,000
Stand for Children$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$290,518
Source:Follow the Money

2010

McCarter won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, McCarter raised a total of $651,984.

Scorecards

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

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2014

In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[15]

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.[16]

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."[17][18]

2012

McCarter received a score of 100.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of A+ according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[18]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, McCarter's endorsements included the following:[4]

  • Illinois Federation Right to Life
  • Illinois State Rifle Association
  • Associated Firefighters of Illinois

2012

In 2012, McCarter's endorsements included the following:[19]

  • Family-Pac

Personal

McCarter and his wife, Victoria, live in Lebanon. They have two children.[2]

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References

  1. Illinois General Assembly, "Senator Kyle McCarter (R)," accessed February 22, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Illinois General Assembly, "Senator Kyle McCarter," accessed February 22, 2014
  3. Illinois General Assembly, "List of Illinois Senate Committees," July 28, 2009
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kyle McCarter State Senate, "Issues," accessed February 22, 2014
  5. Illinois Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
  6. Illinois Board of Elections, "General Primary Election Official Canvass," April 18, 2014
  7. Illinois Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
  8. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate detail - John O. Jones," January 4, 2012
  9. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed December 5, 2011
  10. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed February 22, 2014
  11. Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012
  12. 2010 Illinois State Board of Elections, "Illinois General Election Results," accessed February 22, 2014
  13. 2010 Illinois State Board of Elections, "Illinois Primary Election Results," accessed February 22, 2014
  14. followthemoney.org, "McCarter, Kyle," accessed July 18, 2013
  15. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
  16. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
  17. Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
  18. 18.0 18.1 Illinois Opportunity Project, "Legislative Vote Card home page," accessed February 21, 2013
  19. Family-Pac, "Endorsements," accessed June 22, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
John Jones (R)
Illinois Senate District 54
2013–present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
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Illinois Senate District 51
2008–2013
Succeeded by
Chapin Rose (R)