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Kyle McCarter
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Illinois State Senate District 54
In office
November 2009 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedNovember 2009
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sOral Roberts University
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
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].

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

Committee assignments


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

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


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


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



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.[3] McCarter defeated Danny L. Stover (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

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


McCarter was endorsed by Family-Pac.[7]


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.[8]

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.[9]

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.[10]

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


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


McCarter won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, McCarter raised a total of $651,984.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kyle McCarter's campaign in 2012
Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte of Illinois$88,869
Illinois Chamber of Commerce$35,000
Citizens For Frank Watson$28,880
Illinois Republican Party$24,521
Total Raised in 2012$651,984
Source:Follow the Money


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]


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.[12]


McCarter and his wife, Victoria, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Jones (R)
Illinois Senate District 54
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Illinois Senate District 51
Succeeded by
Chapin Rose (R)