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  |Position = Illinois State Senate District 42
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  |Tenure =2007 - Present
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{{tnr}}'''Linda Holmes''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 42. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
  
{{tnr}}'''Linda Holmes''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]].  Holmes was first elected in November of 2006 with her term expiring in 2010.  Holmes graduated from the National College of Education with her Bachelor's degree in 1984.
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Holmes earned her Bachelor's from the National College of Education in 1984. Her professional experience includes owning a home-building business.
 
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In addition to being a Senator, Holmes is the owner of her home building business.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Holmes served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|Committee1 = Agriculture and Conservation
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|Chair3 = Chairperson
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|Committee2 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee3 = Environment
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|Chair4 = Vice-chair
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|Committee5 = Local Government
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Holmes serves on these committees:
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Holmes served on these committees:
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Agriculture and Conservation
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|Chair3 = Vice Chair
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|Chair5 = Chair
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|Committee2 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee3 = Gaming
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|Committee4 = Local Government
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|Committee5 = State Government & Veterans Affairs
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* [[Agriculture and Conservation Committee, Illinois Senate|Agriculture and Conservation]]
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===2009-2010===
* [[Consumer Protection Committee, Illinois Senate|Consumer Protection]]  '''Chairwoman'''
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Holmes 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>
* [[Gaming Committee, Illinois Senate|Gaming]] 
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Labor Committee, Illinois Senate|Labor]]  '''Vice-Chairwoman'''
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* [[Local Government Committee, Illinois Senate|Local Government]]
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<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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|Chair4 = Vice-Chairwoman
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|Committee2 = Consumer Protection
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|Committee3 = Gaming
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|Committee4 = Labor
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|Committee5 = Local Government
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|Committee6 =
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==District 41==
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Holmes's campaign website lists the following issues:<ref>[http://lindaholmesforsenate.com/issues.htm ''Linda Holmes'', "Issues," accessed October 23, 2012]</ref>
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*'''Finances and jobs
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:Excerpt: "Linda Holmes knows that we need to get Illinois' finances in order. She passed legislation that would update the state’s outdated financial reporting systems, which currently jeopardize Illinois' ability to receive much-needed federal funds and potentially hurt the state’s bond rating."
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*'''Local Schools
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:Excerpt: "She sponsored a bill that creates a farm-to-school database to facilitate the purchase of fresh produce and food products of schools and encourages school districts to buy locally-grown products. Senator Holmes has worked hard to improve education and supported important legislation, like Senate Bill 7, to become a law. This law reforms teacher hiring and tenure practices in order to ensure that good teachers stay in our classrooms and that they are not unfairly fired."
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*'''Protecting Our Children
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:Excerpt: "As State Senator, Linda sponsored a law to fight underage drinking and driving by taking away the driver's license of underage drinkers and requiring safety education classes to include information on the consequences of drinking and driving."
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*'''Health Care
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:Excerpt: "Linda believes that every person has a right to affordable and accessible health care. In Springfield she has voted to increase funding for prescription drug coverage and to include diseases like Autism and MS."
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*'''Veterans
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:Excerpt: "Linda has worked to ensure our brave service men and women are taken care of when they return from fighting overseas."
  
Holmes represents Illinois Senate District 41.  District 41 includes the Southwest Chicago suburbs of Aurora and Naperville<ref>[http://www.ilchamber.org/Chamber_PAC/District_maps/legislative_dist_il.pdf "Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009]</ref>.
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==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
==Personal==
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Holmes won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] in District 42 in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]]. Holmes was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated Republican [[Peter Hurtado]] in the general election 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>
  
Linda is married to Michael Holmes and reside in Aurora, Illinois.
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|Chamber= Illinois State Senate, District 42, General Election
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|winner1 = Linda Holmes
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|votes1 = 36825
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}}
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===2008===
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On November 4, 2008, Democrat Linda Holmes won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate]] District 42 receiving 57,231 votes, ahead of Republican Terri Ann Wintermute who received 47,567 votes.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IL&y=2008 ''Illinois Senate election results for 2008'']</ref>
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| colspan="2" | '''{{won}} [[Linda Holmes]] (D)'''
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| align="right" | '''57,231'''
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| colspan="2" | Terri Ann Wintermute (R)
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| align="right" | 47,567
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Holmes
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=7839 ''followthemoney.org'', "Holmes, Linda," accessed July 17, 2013]</ref>
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Holmes
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|full Name = Linda Holmes
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|org1 = Federation of Teachers Local 604
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|org3 = Illinois Education Association
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|org4 = Penn National Gaming
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|org5 = Illinois Laborers
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|orgamount4 = 10000
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Holmes
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|full Name = Linda Holmes
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116918
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 66,965
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|org1 = Penn National Gaming
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|org2 = Raceway Associates Llc
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|org3 = Chicagoland Speedway
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|org4 = Walgreens
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|org5 = Kraft Foods
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|orgamount4 = 3750
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===2008===
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Holmes
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|full Name = Linda Holmes
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98707
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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 = 912,481
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|org1 = Illinois Senate Democratic Fund
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|org2 = Friends of Clayborne
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|org3 = Illinois Education Association
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|org4 = Illinois Federation of Teachers
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|org5 = Illinois Laborers
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|orgamount2 = 75000
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|orgamount3 = 40000
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|orgamount5 = 27000
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Holmes
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|full Name = Linda Holmes
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79760
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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 = 679,709
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|org1 = Illinois Senate Democratic Fund
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|org2 = Illinois Pro-Choice
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|org3 = Eychaner, Fred
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|org4 = Illinois Laborers
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|org5 = Kane County Democrats Central Cmte
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==Scorecards==
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===Illinois Opportunity Project===
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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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Holmes received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale.  Her score was tied for the 37th highest among all 59 members of the [[Illinois State Senate]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
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==Personal==
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Linda has a husband, Michael.
  
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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 '''Linda + Holmes + 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>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Linda+Holmes+Illinois+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Linda Holmes News Feed</rss>
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=96&MemberID=1521 Biography from the Illinois General Assembly]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=56933 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://lindaholmesforsenate.com/ Campaign website]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98707 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79760 2006]
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* [http://www.lindaholmes42.com/ Constituency website]
* [http://lindaholmesforsenate.com/ Sen. Holmes's website]
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* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=98&MemberID=1936 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
* [http://www.statesurge.com/members/179972-linda-holmes-illinois Sen. Holmes on State Surge]
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*[http://elections.chicagotribune.com/editorial/linda-holmes/ 2012 candidate questionnaire] at the ''Chicago Tribune''
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142844 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116918 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98707 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79760 2006]
  
 
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Linda Holmes
Linda Holmes.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 42
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNational College of Education (1984)
Personal
BirthdayMarch 16, 1959
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ProfessionCo-Owner, Creative Carpentry Remodelers, Inc
ReligionUnaffiliated
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Linda Holmes is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 42. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Holmes earned her Bachelor's from the National College of Education in 1984. Her professional experience includes owning a home-building business.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Conservation
Committee of the Whole
Environment, Chairperson
Labor and Commerce, Vice-chair
Local Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Holmes served on these committees:[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Holmes's campaign website lists the following issues:[2]

  • Finances and jobs
Excerpt: "Linda Holmes knows that we need to get Illinois' finances in order. She passed legislation that would update the state’s outdated financial reporting systems, which currently jeopardize Illinois' ability to receive much-needed federal funds and potentially hurt the state’s bond rating."
  • Local Schools
Excerpt: "She sponsored a bill that creates a farm-to-school database to facilitate the purchase of fresh produce and food products of schools and encourages school districts to buy locally-grown products. Senator Holmes has worked hard to improve education and supported important legislation, like Senate Bill 7, to become a law. This law reforms teacher hiring and tenure practices in order to ensure that good teachers stay in our classrooms and that they are not unfairly fired."
  • Protecting Our Children
Excerpt: "As State Senator, Linda sponsored a law to fight underage drinking and driving by taking away the driver's license of underage drinkers and requiring safety education classes to include information on the consequences of drinking and driving."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "Linda believes that every person has a right to affordable and accessible health care. In Springfield she has voted to increase funding for prescription drug coverage and to include diseases like Autism and MS."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "Linda has worked to ensure our brave service men and women are taken care of when they return from fighting overseas."

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Holmes won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in District 42 in the 2012 election. Holmes was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated Republican Peter Hurtado in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Illinois State Senate, District 42, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Holmes Incumbent 64.6% 36,825
     Republican Peter Hurtado 35.4% 20,177
Total Votes 57,002

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Linda Holmes won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 42 receiving 57,231 votes, ahead of Republican Terri Ann Wintermute who received 47,567 votes.[6]


Illinois State Senate, District 42 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Holmes (D) 57,231
Terri Ann Wintermute (R) 47,567

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Holmes is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Holmes raised a total of $1,951,121 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[7]

Linda Holmes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 42 Won $291,966
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 42 Not up for election $66,965
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 42 Won $912,481
2006 Illinois State Senate, District 42 Won $679,709
Grand Total Raised $1,951,121

2012

Holmes won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Holmes raised a total of $291,966.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Holmes's campaign in 2012
Federation of Teachers Local 604$24,000
Illinois Senate Democratic Fund$16,974
Illinois Education Association$10,750
Penn National Gaming$10,000
Illinois Laborers$9,000
Total Raised in 2012$291,966
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Holmes was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Holmes raised a total of $66,965.

2008

Holmes won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Holmes raised a total of $912,481.

2006

Holmes won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Holmes raised a total of $679,709.

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."[8][9]

2012

Holmes received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 37th highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[9]

Personal

Linda has a husband, Michael.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Linda + Holmes + Illinois + Senate

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