Kyle McCarter

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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
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
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.[2]

Committee assignments


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


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


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


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."



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was 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 was unchallenged in the general election.[5][6][7]


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


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


McCarter won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, McCarter raised a total of $290,518.


McCarter won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, McCarter raised a total of $651,984.


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."[15][16]


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.[16]



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

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


In 2012, McCarter's endorsements included the following:[17]

  • Family-Pac


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

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  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," 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., "McCarter, Kyle," accessed July 18, 2013
  15. Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
  16. 16.0 16.1 Illinois Opportunity Project, "Legislative Vote Card home page," accessed February 21, 2013
  17. Family-Pac, "Endorsements," accessed June 22, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
John Jones (R)
Illinois Senate District 54
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Illinois Senate District 51
Succeeded by
Chapin Rose (R)