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Linda Holmes

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Linda Holmes
Linda Holmes.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 42
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 8
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNational College of Education (1984)
Date of birthMarch 16, 1959
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ProfessionCo-Owner, Creative Carpentry Remodelers, Inc
Office website
Campaign website
Linda Holmes is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate. Holmes was first elected in November of 2008 with her term expiring in 2013. Holmes graduated from the National College of Education with her Bachelor's degree in 1984.

In addition to being a Senator, Holmes is the owner of her home building business.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Holmes has been appointed to these committees:


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




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.[2]

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


In 2008, Holmes collected $912,481 in donations.[3]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Illinois Senate Democratic Fund $267,171
Friends of Clayborne $75,000
Illinois Education Association $40,000
Illinois Federation of Teachers $27,290
Illinois Laborers $27,000
Illinois Pro-Choice $21,756
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois $21,500
Friends of Don Harmon $21,000
Capitol Consulting Group $20,000
Deep Blue Illinois $20,000
Silverstein for Senator $18,000
Friends of A. J. Wilhelmi $11,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 501 $11,000
Service Employees Local 880 $11,000
Illinois Farm Bureau $11,000
Penn National Gaming $10,000
John Sullivan $10,000
Chicagoland Speedway $10,000
Illinois Realtors Association $7,160
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $6,500

District 41

Holmes represents Illinois Senate District 41. District 41 includes the Southwest Chicago suburbs of Aurora and Naperville[4].


Linda is married to Michael Holmes and reside in Aurora, Illinois.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Illinois Senate District 42
Succeeded by