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Laura Fine
Laura Fine.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 17
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolGlenbrook South High School (1985)
Bachelor'sIndiana University (1989)
Master'sNortheastern Illinois University (1999)
Date of birthDecember 13, 1966
Place of birthGlenview, IL
ProfessionClerk of Northfield Township
Office website
Campaign website
Laura Fine (b. December 13, 1966) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 17. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Fine earned her B.A. in Telecommunications from Indiana University in 1989 and her M.A. in Political Science from Northeastern Illinois University in 1999. Her professional experience includes serving as Clerk of the Northfield Township, as a Political Science instructor at Northeastern Illinois University and as a television and radio news producer, reporter, anchor and writer.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-Higher Education
Business Growth & Incentives, Vice-chair
Consumer Protection
Health & Healthcare Disparities
Human Services


Campaign themes


Fine's campaign website highlights the following issues: [2]

Fighting for Jobs and Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "Laura Fine will work to promote our region as a great place to do business and raise a family. She supports the development of renewable energy like solar and wind to help lessen our dependence on foreign oil, reduce asthma-causing air pollution and jumpstart the Illinois economy with new, green jobs."

Making Legislators Take a Pay Cut

  • Excerpt: "Helping to get Illinois back on the right track requires doing the right thing. At a time of economic challenges, Laura Fine will not only make state legislators take a pay cut, she’ll make it harder for them to raise their pay in the future."

Demanding Budget Accountability

  • Excerpt: "To rein in state spending and make government pay its bills, Laura Fine will work to reform the way Illinois’ budget is crafted and help cut waste and inefficiencies, forcing government to protect vital services and spend taxpayer dollars with clear benchmarks and accountability."

Preventing Unfair Property Tax Increases

  • Excerpt: "Laura Fine knows that homeowners shouldn’t pay higher property taxes when home values are falling. That’s why she will work to provide relief by pushing for a new law to freeze property taxes when home values decline."


Fine's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Fighting for Jobs and Economic Development
Excerpt: "Putting people back to work means creating an environment that fosters job creation for Illinois residents."
  • Protecting our Children
Excerpt: "As a mother and teacher, Fine knows we must protect our children from dangerous sexual predators."
  • Demanding Budget Accountability
Excerpt: "State budgets full of inefficient spending shortchange taxpayers and the children, seniors and vulnerable citizens who depend on state services."



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives 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 Laura Fine ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Kathleen Myalls ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Fine then defeated Myalls in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

Illinois House of Representatives District 17, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLaura Fine Incumbent 58.4% 21,809
     Republican Kathleen Myalls 41.6% 15,534
Total Votes 37,343


See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fine won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 17. Fine was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated Kyle Frank (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[8][9][10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLaura Fine Incumbent 65.8% 32,876
     Republican Kyle Frank 34.2% 17,088
Total Votes 49,964

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fine is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Fine raised a total of $238,834 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[11]

Laura Fine's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 17 Won $238,834
Grand Total Raised $238,834


Fine won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fine raised a total of $238,834.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Laura Fine's campaign in 2012
Illinois Democratic Party$66,368
Democratic Party of Illinois$39,312
Construction & General Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity$15,000
North Suburban Teachers Union$10,000
Stand for Children$7,308
Total Raised in 2012$238,834
Source: Follow the Money


Fine and her husband, Michael, have two sons.[1]

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Preceded by
Daniel K. Biss (D)
Illinois House of Representatives District 17
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