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{{Polinfobox
  name                = Mattie Hunter |
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  |Name =Mattie Hunter
  political position  = Illinois State Senate District 3 |
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  |Profile picture =Mattie Hunter.jpg
  incumbency          = Incumbent |
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  |Position = Illinois State Senate District 3
  assumed office      = 2003 |
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  |Status = Incumbent
term ends = January 12, 2013 |
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  |Tenure =2003 - Present
  political party     = [[Democratic]] |
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|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 14, 2015]]
  profession          = Small business owner|
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|Assumed office =2003
  website             = [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1692 Senate website] |
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  |Political party =Democratic |Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
}}{{tnr}}'''Mattie Hunter''' is a [[Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]]. She has been a Senator since 2003, representing the 3rd district.
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|Base salary = $67,836/year
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|Per diem = $111/day
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|Appointed = January 2003
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|Next election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Bachelor's =Monmouth College
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|Master's =Jackson State University
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|Birthday =June 1, 1954
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|Place of birth =Chicago, Illinois
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|Profession =Owner, M. Hunter Associates
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|Religion =Baptist
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|Office website = http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=98&MemberID=1910
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|Campaign website = http://www.senatorhunter.com/index.php/biography
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|Personal website = http://www.senatorhunter.com/
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}}{{tnr}}'''Mattie Hunter''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 3. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.
  
Hunter earned her Bachelor's degree from Monmouth University and her Master's degree from Jackson State University.
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==Biography==
  
Hunter is a small business owner in addition to being a Senator.  Before becoming a Senator, Hunter was the Director of the Chicago Housing Authority.
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Hunter earned her Bachelor's degree from Monmouth University and her Master's degree from Jackson State University. Her professional experience includes owning a small business and working as the Director of the Chicago Housing Authority. As a senator, Hunter has helped pass over 200 bills regarding breast cancer, childhood vaccines, environmental issues, and education.  In Illinois and Indiana, Hunter is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and prevention specialist in Illinois and Indiana.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/33592/mattie-hunter#.UwI0BEJdU78 ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Mattie Hunter," accessed February 17, 2014]</ref><ref name=bio>[http://www.senatorhunter.com/index.php/biography ''Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter,'' "Biography," accessed February 19, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hunter served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Appropriations I
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|Chair4 = Chairperson
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|Chair2 =
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|Committee2 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee3 = Executive
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|Committee4 = Human Services
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|Committee5 = Public Health
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|Chair5 = Vice-chair
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|Committee6 =
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|Committee7 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hunter has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hunter served on these committees:
* [[Appropriations Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Committee of the Whole, Illinois Senate]]
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|State = Illinois
* [[Environment Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|year = 2011
* [[Human Services Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Chair
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* [[Public Health Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Vice Chair
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[Redistricting Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Committee1 = Appropriations I
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|Chair4 = Chair
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|Chair5 = Vice Chair
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|Committee2 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee3 = Environment
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|Committee4 = Human Services
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|Committee5 = Public Health
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|Committee6 = Redistricting
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|Committee7 =
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hunter served on these committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hunter served on these committees:
* [[Appropriations I Committee, Illinois State Senate|Appropriations I]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Committee of the Whole, Illinois Senate]]
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|State = Illinois
* [[Environment Committee, Illinois State Senate|Environment]]
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|year = 2009
* [[Human Services Committee, Illinois State Senate|Human Services]]
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Public Health Committee, Illinois State Senate|Public Health]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[Redistricting Committee, Illinois State Senate|Redistricting]]
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|Committee1 = Appropriations I
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|Chair1 =
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|Chair2 =
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|Committee2 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee3 = Environment
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|Committee4 = Human Services
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|Committee5 = Public Health
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|Committee6 = Redistricting
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|Committee7 =
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}}
  
Hunter also holds sub-committee assignments for:
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==Issues==
 
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===Campaign issues===
*Subcommittee on Amendments<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009]</ref>.
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====2014====
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Hunter's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://www.senatorhunter.com/index.php/news/health-a-human-services ''Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter,'' "Health & Human Services," accessed February 22, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.senatorhunter.com/index.php/news/social-justice ''Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter,'' "Social Justice," accessed February 22, 2014]</ref>
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*'''Health & Human Services'''
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:Excerpt: "In an effort to fight obesity and other health issues, Chicago Democrat, State Senator Mattie Hunter has filed a plan to tax sugary drinks. Sen. Mattie Hunter, Vice-Chair of the Senate Public Health Committee, filed a proposal on Valentine’s Day to add a penny-per-ounce tax to sugar-sweetened beverages. The tax is a part of the legislator’s push to decrease cases of obesity in the state."
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*'''Social Justice'''
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:Excerpt: "State Senator Mattie Hunter, a Chicago Democrat and longtime child welfare advocate, wants changes.  'People say these children are slipping through the cracks. That trivializes their lives and their deaths. When children ‘slip through the cracks’ at [the Department of Children and Family Services] they end up dead. If our state isn’t able to protect its children, what good is it?' said Hunter, who, during a recent special Senate committee hearing, told DCFS’s top brass that they should all resign."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
===2006===
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===2014===
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{{IL SD3 2014}}
  
On November 4, 2006, Democrat Mattie Hunter won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate]] District 3 receiving 34,568 votes, ahead of Republican Chad Jackson Surles (3,929 votes).<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IL&y=2008 ''Illinois Senate election results for 2008'']</ref>
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===2012===
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::''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
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Hunter won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 3. She was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20, 2012<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed February 19, 2014]</ref> and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
  
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{{Election box 2012
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|party1= Democratic
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|votes1 = 67958
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===2006===
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On November 4, 2006, Democrat Mattie Hunter won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate]] District 3 receiving 34,568 votes, ahead of Republican Chad Jackson Surles (3,929 votes).<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/electioninformation/GetVoteTotals.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Search Vote Totals," accessed February 19, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Hunter
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|Full name = Mattie Hunter
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|year = 2004
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|Editdate = July 12, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=4958 ''followthemoney.org'', "Hunter, Mattie," accessed July 12, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 133567
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 3]]
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|totalraised2010 = 98275
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|result2010 = N/A
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|office2010 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 3]]
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|totalraised2008 = 141353
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2008|Illinois State Senate, District 3]]
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|totalraised2006 = 170811
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2006|Illinois State Senate, District 3]]
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|totalraised2004 = 134661
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2004|Illinois State Senate, District 3]]
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}}
  
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Hunter
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|full Name = Mattie Hunter
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142845
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 133,567
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Comed
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|org3 = Ameren
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|org4 = Foresight
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|org5 = Infrastructure Engineering
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|orgamount1 = 11500
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 5000
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|orgamount5 = 4200
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|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Hunter
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|full Name = Mattie Hunter
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116883
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 98,275
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Ameren
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|org3 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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|org4 = Butler, Velma
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|org5 = Illinois Black Business
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|orgamount1 = 8500
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|orgamount2 = 4000
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|orgamount3 = 4000
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|orgamount4 = 3500
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|orgamount5 = 2500
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|}}
  
==Campaign donors==
 
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008, Hunter collected $141,353 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98713|2008 Hunter Campaign Donors]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Hunter  
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|full Name = Mattie Hunter
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98713
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 141,353
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|org1 = Mattie Hunter & Associates Inc
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|org2 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|org3 = Tea Realty Group Inc
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|org4 = Butler, Velma
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|org5 = At&T
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|orgamount1 = 5500
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|orgamount2 = 4500
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|orgamount3 = 3500
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|orgamount4 = 3000
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|orgamount5 = 3000
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|}}
  
Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Hunter
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|full Name = Mattie Hunter
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79765
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 170,811
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|org1 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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|org2 = Bsg Training & Consulting
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|org3 = Alliance Health Services
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|org4 = Chicago Teachers Union
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|org5 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|orgamount1 = 8000
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|orgamount2 = 6850
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|orgamount3 = 6500
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|orgamount4 = 5500
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|orgamount5 = 5000
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|}}
  
{{legislative donor box}}
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===2004===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2004
| Mattie Hunter & Associates Inc.
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|name = Hunter
| align="right" | $5,500
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|full Name = Mattie Hunter  
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63195
| Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|office= Illinois State Senate
| align="right" | $4,500
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
| Tea Realty Group Inc.
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|total raised = 134,661
| align="right" | $3,500
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|org1 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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|org2 = Us Cellular
| Velma Butler
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|org3 = Bruce Simon Consulting
| align="right" | $3,000
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|org4 = Illinois Council On Long Term Care
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|org5 = Velma Butler & Co
| AT&T
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|orgamount1 = 6000
| align="right" | $3,000
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|orgamount2 = 4339
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|orgamount3 = 3500
| Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|orgamount4 = 2000
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|orgamount5 = 2000
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|}}
| Comcast
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|-
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| Sharron Matthews
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|-
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| Cooper Warren
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|-
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| Chicago Teachers Union
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|-
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| Glaxosmithkline
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|-
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| Valerie J. Wright
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| align="right" | $2,000
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|-
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| Nicor Gas
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| align="right" | $2,000
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|-
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| Ameren
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| align="right" | $2,000
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|-
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| Illinois Credit Union League
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| align="right" | $2,000
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|-
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| Bluestar Energy Services
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| align="right" | $2,000
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|-
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| Johnny Banks
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| align="right" | $1,800
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|-
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| Comed
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| align="right" | $1,500
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|-
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| Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
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| align="right" | $1,500
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|-
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| Amylin Pharmaceuticals
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| align="right" | $1,500
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|}
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==Endorsements==
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In 2014, Hunter's endorsements included the following:<ref>[http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Equality-Illinois-PAC-issues-endorsements/45896.html ''Windy City Media Group,'' "Equality Illinois PAC issues endorsements," January 17, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.ilafl-cio.org/documents/COPEendorsements11614.pdf ''Illinois AFL-CIO,'' "2014 Illinois AFL-CIO Primary Election Endorsements," accessed March 5, 2014]</ref>
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*The Equality Illinois Political Action Committee ( PAC )
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* The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  
==District 3==
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==Scorecards==
 
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===Illinois Opportunity Project===
Hunter represents Illinois Senate District 3.  Senate District 3 includes the Southeast side of Chicago<ref>[http://www.ilchamber.org/Chamber_PAC/District_maps/legislative_dist_neil.pdf "Illinois Chamber of * [[Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009]</ref>.
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::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
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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."<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/the-project/ ''Illinois Opportunity Project,'' "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref><ref name="IOP">[http://illinoisopportunity.org/votecard/ ''Illinois Opportunity Project,'' "Legislative Vote Card home page," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
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====2012====
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Hunter received a score of 0.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale.  Her score was tied for the lowest among all 59 members of the [[Illinois State Senate]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
  
Hunter is single and resides in Chicago.
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Hunter is a member of Alpha Kappa Sorority Inc., Central Credit Union of Illinois board of directors, and the Health Policy Institute's National Advisory Committee of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.<ref name=bio/>
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==Additional reading==
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*[http://www.senatedem.ilga.gov/index.php/sen-hunter-home Illinois Senate Democrats: Senator Mattie Hunter News]
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*[https://www2.illinois.gov/hsc/Documents/Mattie%20Hunter.pdf Illinois.gov: Mattie Hunter, State Senator – 3rd District]
  
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Mattie + Hunter + Illinois + Senate'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Mattie+Hunter+Illinois+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Mattie Hunter News Feed}}
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1692 Biography from the Illinois General Assembly]
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*[https://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/33592/mattie-hunter#.UwUMrEJdU78 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=33592 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=98&MemberID=1910 Biography, bills and committees] at the 98th Illinois General Assembly
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=33592 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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**Previous sessions: [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1692 97th], [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=96&MemberID=1485 96th], [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=95&MemberID=1285 95th], [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=94&MemberID=1065 94th], [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=93&MemberID=875 93rd]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98713 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79765 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63195 2004]  
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* [http://www.statesurge.com/members/175602-mattie-hunter-illinois Sen. Hunter on State Surge]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Senator-Mattie-Hunter/177027640844?v=info Mattie Hunter on Facebook]
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==References==
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*[http://www.senatorhunter.com/ Constituency website]
  
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*[http://www.senatedem.ilga.gov/index.php/sen-hunter-home Profile] at Illinois Senate Democrats
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{{LegisLinks | votesmart = 33592 | c-span = | imdb = | followthemoney = | worldcat = | fb = mattie.hunter.5 | flickr = | twitter = senmattie3 | youtube = | linked = mattie-hunter/11/4a8/2ab | nndb = | wikipedia = Mattie_Hunter }}
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*Campaign contributions via [http://www.followthemoney.org/ Follow the Money]: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142845 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116883 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98713 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79765 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63195 2004]
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 21:15, 6 March 2014

Mattie Hunter
Mattie Hunter.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 3
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Caucus Whip
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJanuary 2003
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMonmouth College
Master'sJackson State University
Personal
BirthdayJune 1, 1954
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ProfessionOwner, M. Hunter Associates
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mattie Hunter is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 3. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Hunter earned her Bachelor's degree from Monmouth University and her Master's degree from Jackson State University. Her professional experience includes owning a small business and working as the Director of the Chicago Housing Authority. As a senator, Hunter has helped pass over 200 bills regarding breast cancer, childhood vaccines, environmental issues, and education. In Illinois and Indiana, Hunter is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and prevention specialist in Illinois and Indiana.[1][2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations I
Committee of the Whole
Executive
Human Services, Chairperson
Public Health, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign issues

2014

Hunter's campaign website listed the following issues:[3][4]

  • Health & Human Services
Excerpt: "In an effort to fight obesity and other health issues, Chicago Democrat, State Senator Mattie Hunter has filed a plan to tax sugary drinks. Sen. Mattie Hunter, Vice-Chair of the Senate Public Health Committee, filed a proposal on Valentine’s Day to add a penny-per-ounce tax to sugar-sweetened beverages. The tax is a part of the legislator’s push to decrease cases of obesity in the state."
  • Social Justice
Excerpt: "State Senator Mattie Hunter, a Chicago Democrat and longtime child welfare advocate, wants changes. 'People say these children are slipping through the cracks. That trivializes their lives and their deaths. When children ‘slip through the cracks’ at [the Department of Children and Family Services] they end up dead. If our state isn’t able to protect its children, what good is it?' said Hunter, who, during a recent special Senate committee hearing, told DCFS’s top brass that they should all resign."

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Mattie Hunter was set to face Larry D. Craddieth in the Democratic primary, but Craddieth was removed from the ballot on January 7, 2014, leaving Hunter unopposed. Hunter was unchallenged in the general election. Erin Broderick (R) filed to run on June 6 but was removed from the ballot shortly after.[5][6][7]

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Hunter won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 3. She was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20, 2012[8][9] and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[10]

Illinois State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMattie Hunter Incumbent 100% 67,958
Total Votes 67,958

2006

On November 4, 2006, Democrat Mattie Hunter won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 3 receiving 34,568 votes, ahead of Republican Chad Jackson Surles (3,929 votes).[11]

Illinois State Senate, District 3 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mattie Hunter (D) 34,568
Rose Pappas (R) 3,929

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hunter is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Hunter raised a total of $678,667 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 12, 2013.[12]

Mattie Hunter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 3 Won $133,567
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 3 Not up for election $98,275
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 3 Won $141,353
2006 Illinois State Senate, District 3 Won $170,811
2004 Illinois State Senate, District 3 Won $134,661
Grand Total Raised $678,667

2012

Hunter won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hunter raised a total of $133,567.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mattie Hunter's campaign in 2012
Illinois Education Association$11,500
Comed$5,000
Ameren$5,000
Foresight$5,000
Infrastructure Engineering$4,200
Total Raised in 2012$133,567
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hunter was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hunter raised a total of $98,275.

2008

Hunter won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Hunter raised a total of $141,353.

2006

Hunter won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Hunter raised a total of $170,811.

2004

Hunter won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Hunter raised a total of $134,661.

Endorsements

In 2014, Hunter's endorsements included the following:[13][14]

  • The Equality Illinois Political Action Committee ( PAC )
  • The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

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."[15][16]

2012

Hunter received a score of 0.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the lowest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[16]

Personal

Hunter is a member of Alpha Kappa Sorority Inc., Central Credit Union of Illinois board of directors, and the Health Policy Institute's National Advisory Committee of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.[2]

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