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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.<ref>[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-il--illinoislegislature-berrios,0,6993329.story ''Chicago Tribune'', "Challenger in Ill. House race who got recount concedes in 125-vote loss to veteran legislator," May 2, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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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
Bachelor'sNortheastern Illinois University
Master'sKeiser University
OtherBd Gov, Northeastern Illinois University, 2006
Personal
BirthdayApril 24, 1977
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionTobacco Compliance Specialist
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign 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 2002.

Biography

Berrios' earned her Bachelor's in Art from Northeastern Illinois University in 2006 and her Master's in Business Administration and International Business from Keiser University. Her professional experience includes working as a tobacco compliance specialist.[1]

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' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • 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

2014

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Will Guzzardi defeated incumbent Maria Antonia Berrios in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election. James K. Muscarello (D) was removed from the ballot on January 7, 2014.[3][4][5]

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.[6][7][8]

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.[9]

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.[10]

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.[11]

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.[12]

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

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Berrios is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Berrios raised a total of $1,352,775 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[13]

Maria Antonia Berrios's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 39 Won $378,263
2010 Illinois State House, District 39 Won $156,465
2008 Illinois State House, District 39 Won $121,170
2006 Illinois State House, District 39 Won $208,733
2004 Illinois State House, District 39 Won $280,135
2002 Illinois State House, District 39 Won $208,009
Grand Total Raised $1,352,775

2012

Berrios won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Berrios raised a total of $378,263.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Maria Antonia Berrios's campaign in 2012
Democratic Party of Illinois$60,641
Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce$30,000
Altria$7,000
Flanagan Bilton Attorneys at Law$7,000
Unite Here Local 1$6,593
Total Raised in 2012$378,263
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Berrios won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Berrios raised a total of $156,465.

2008

Berrios won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Berrios raised a total of $121,170.

2006

Berrios won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Berrios raised a total of $208,733.

2004

Berrios won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Berrios raised a total of $280,135.

2002

Berrios won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Berrios raised a total of $208,009.

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."[14][15]

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.[15]

Personal

Berrios is a member of the Child's Play Touring Theater Board, and Secretary for the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus.[16]

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