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Linda Holmes

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Linda Holmes
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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. 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

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:

  • Subcommittee on Amendments (Local Government)
  • Subcommittee on Annexation, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on Public Safety
  • Subcommittee on Special Issues (Labor), Vice Chair

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 She passed legislation that would update the state’s outdated financial reporting systems, which currently jeopardize Illinois' ability to receive much-needed federal funds and potentially hurt the state’s bond rating."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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2008

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

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]

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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.[10]

Personal

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

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Political offices
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Illinois Senate District 42
2007–present
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