Martin Sandoval

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Martin Sandoval
Martin Sandoval.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 11
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 12
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLoyola University
Date of birthJanuary 12, 1964
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Office website
Martin Sandoval is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Sandoval earned his Bachelor's in Psychology from Loyola-Chicago.

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Criminal Law, Chairperson
Licensed Activities and Pensions
Local Government, Vice-chair
Transportation, Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sandoval served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sandoval served on these committees:[1]



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Sandoval won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 11. In 2011, he was relocated from the 11th District to the 12th District as a result of the redistricting process. Sandoval was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20 and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. Current District 11 incumbent Steve Landek ran for re-election in District 12.[2][3][4]

Illinois State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Sandoval Incumbent 100% 40,309
Total Votes 40,309


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Martin Sandoval won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 12. He ran unopposed receiving 33,807 votes.[5]

Illinois State Senate, District 12 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Martin Sandoval (D) 33,807

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2008, Sandoval collected $280,289 in donations.[6]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $7,500
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $7,500
AT&T $6,500
Illinois Small Loan Association $6,000
Ameren $4,800
Benchmark Construction $4,800
Nicor Gas $4,500
Racing Associations of Illinois $4,500
Plote Construction $4,000
Industrial Fence Inc. $4,000
Comed $4,000
Reliable Asphalt Corp. $4,000
Arlington Park $4,000
Citizens for John Cullerton $4,000
Christopher B. Burke Engineering $3,900
Descoto Inc. $3,800
Hawthorne Race Course $3,800
KR Miller Contractors Inc. $3,500
United Building Maintenance Inc. $3,500
Mackie Consulting $3,500


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."[7][8]


Sandoval received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 37th highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[8]


Martin and his wife, Marina, have three children.

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Preceded by
Steve Landek (D)
Illinois Senate District 11
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Illinois Senate District 12
Succeeded by
Steve Landek (D)