Linda Holmes

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Linda Holmes
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Illinois State Senate District 42
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 8
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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 served on these committees:


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



Campaign themes


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 She passed legislation that would update the state’s outdated financial reporting systems, which currently jeopardize Illinois' ability to receive much-needed federal funds and potentially hurt the state’s bond rating."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."



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


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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2008, Holmes collected $912,481 in donations.[7]

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

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District 42

Holmes represents Illinois Senate District 42, which includes parts of Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will Counties in Southwest Chicago. it includes Aurora and North Aurora.[8]


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