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}}{{tnr}}'''Maria Antonia "Toni" Berrios''' (b. April 24, 1977) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 39 since 2003. Berrios is the first Puerto Rican woman to serve in the Illinois House of Representatives.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Maria Antonia "Toni" Berrios''' (b. April 24, 1977) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 39. She was first elected to the chamber in 2003.
  
Berrios is a tobacco compliance specialist. She is a member of the Child's Play Touring Theater Board, and Secretary for the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=33401 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Berrios]</ref>
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Berrios' professional experience includes working as a tobacco compliance specialist.
 
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Berrios' campaign website lists the following issues:<ref>[http://toniberrios.com/issues/ Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
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:Excerpt: "Representative Berrios is committed to fighting crime in the 39th District. She has supported several pieces of legislation in order to help her community rid itself of negative influences."
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*'''Education
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:Excerpt: "Coming from a family of educators Representative Berrios is very aware and involved with education issues in Illinois."
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:Excerpt: "Rep. Berrios would like to take this opportunity to inform you about some of the legislation she worked on this year for senior citizens."
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*'''Working Families
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:Excerpt: "The health of the community is one of the greatest concerns to Rep. Berrios and that is why she has supported several different bills in regards to health care for all family members."
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*'''Scholarships
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:Excerpt: "Representative Berrios is able to award scholarships to people in her District attending a state school. "
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Berrios' campaign website lists the following issues:<ref>[http://toniberrios.com/issues/ Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
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*'''Public Safety
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:Excerpt: "Representative Berrios is committed to fighting crime in the 39th District. She has supported several pieces of legislation in order to help her community rid itself of negative influences."
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*'''Education
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:Excerpt: "Coming from a family of educators Representative Berrios is very aware and involved with education issues in Illinois."
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:Excerpt: "Rep. Berrios would like to take this opportunity to inform you about some of the legislation she worked on this year for senior citizens."
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:Excerpt: "The health of the community is one of the greatest concerns to Rep. Berrios and that is why she has supported several different bills in regards to health care for all family members."
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==Elections==
 
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Berrios received a score of 50.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D- according to the IOP’s grading scale.  Her score was tied for the 55th highest among all 120 members of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
 
Berrios received a score of 50.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D- according to the IOP’s grading scale.  Her score was tied for the 55th highest among all 120 members of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
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==Personal==
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Berrios is a member of the Child's Play Touring Theater Board, and Secretary for the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=33401 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Berrios]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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*[http://toniberrios.com/ Berrios' campaign website]
 
*[http://toniberrios.com/ Berrios' campaign website]
 
*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1657 Illinois General Assembly - Representative Maria Antonia Berrios (D) 39th District]
 
*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1657 Illinois General Assembly - Representative Maria Antonia Berrios (D) 39th District]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=33401 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=33401 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=33401 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=33401 Biography from Project Vote Smart]

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Maria Antonia Berrios
Maria Antonia Berrios.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 39
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
OtherBd Gov, Northeastern Illinois University, 2006
Personal
BirthdayApril 24, 1977
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionTobacco Compliance Specialist
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Maria Antonia "Toni" Berrios (b. April 24, 1977) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 39. She was first elected to the chamber in 2003.

Berrios' professional experience includes working as a tobacco compliance specialist.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Bio-Technology
Executive
Financial Institutions, Chair
Insurance
International Trade & Commerce
Mass Transit
Tollway Oversight
Tourism & Conventions

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Berrios served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Berrios served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Berrios' campaign website lists the following issues:[1]

  • Public Safety
Excerpt: "Representative Berrios is committed to fighting crime in the 39th District. She has supported several pieces of legislation in order to help her community rid itself of negative influences."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Coming from a family of educators Representative Berrios is very aware and involved with education issues in Illinois."
  • Seniors
Excerpt: "Rep. Berrios would like to take this opportunity to inform you about some of the legislation she worked on this year for senior citizens."
  • Working Families
Excerpt: "The health of the community is one of the greatest concerns to Rep. Berrios and that is why she has supported several different bills in regards to health care for all family members."
  • Scholarships
Excerpt: "Representative Berrios is able to award scholarships to people in her District attending a state school. "

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Berrios won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 39. Berrios defeated Will Guzzardi in the March 20 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMaria Antonia Berrios Incumbent 100% 22,870
Total Votes 22,870


The March 20 primary was separated by less than 150 votes. Guzzardi initially demanded a recount and challenged the results. However, on May 1, 2012, he conceded defeated.[5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 39 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMaria Antonia Berrios Incumbent 50.8% 4,021
Will Guzzardi 49.2% 3,896
Total Votes 7,917

2010

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Berrios won re-election in the state's November 2, 2010 general election against Green Party candidate Jeremy Karpen.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 39 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Maria Antonia Berrios (D) 10,487 65.49%
Jeremy Karpen (G) 5,526 34.51%


2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Maria Antonia Berrios won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 39 receiving 19,659 votes, ahead of Jeremy Karpen (Green) who received 5,176 votes.[7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 39 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Maria Antonia Berrios (D) 19,659
Jeremy Karpen (G) 5,176

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat Maria Antonia Berrios won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 39. She ran unopposed receiving 13,216 votes.[8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 39 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Maria Antonia Berrios (D) 13,216

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Berrios collected $156,465 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[9]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Maria Antonia Berrios's campaign in 2010
Cmte To Elect Joseph Berrios Assessor$45,000
Illinois Democratic Party$7,339
Altria$4,500
Law Offices Of Terrence Kennedy Jr$4,000
Friends Of Michael J Madigan$3,632
Total Raised in 2010 $156,465

2008

In 2008, Berrios collected $121,170 in donations.[10]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman $7,500
Sheridan & Pearlman $5,000
Comcast $3,000
Altria $2,750
George J. Behrens $2,500
David E. McCracken $2,500
Construction & General Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity $2,500
Arnold G. Siegal Attorney at Law $2,500
Robert F. Martwick $2,450
Mayster & Chaimson LTD $2,250
IDM Constructors Inc. $2,000
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $2,000
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $2,000
Bobby Burleson $2,000
Grace Stramaglio $2,000
AFSCME Illinois Council 31 $2,000
Michael F. Baccash $1,750
AT&T $1,530
Takeda Pharmaceuticals $1,500
Walgreens $1,450

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."[11][12]

2012

Berrios received a score of 50.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D- according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 55th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[12]

Personal

Berrios is a member of the Child's Play Touring Theater Board, and Secretary for the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus.[13]

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