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Michael Connelly
Michael Connelly.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 48
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 6
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/per session day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLoyola University
J.D.John Marshall Law School
Office website
Michael G. Connelly (b. June 8, 1940) is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives and a senator-elect of the Illinois State Senate. He has represented the 48th District since his election in 2008.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Connelly has yet to be appointed to any committees:


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



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Connelly won election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 21. He was unopposed in the Republican Primary on March 20[1][2] and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Illinois State Senate, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Connelly 100% 79,105
Total Votes 79,105


Connelly was endorsed by Family-Pac.[4]


See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Connelly won re-election to the 48th District seat against Democrat Barbara Green. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 48 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Connelly (R) 24,601 66.19%
Barbara Green (D) 12,567 33.81%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Michael Connelly won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 48 receiving 29,649 votes, ahead of Democrat Joseph Heneghan who received 21,404 votes.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 48 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Connelly (R) 29,649
Joseph Heneghan (D) 21,404

Campaign donors


In 2010, Connelly collected $116,156 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[7]


In 2008, Connelly collected $110,884 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Citizens to Elect Robert Schillerstrom $7,405
House Republican Organization of Illinois $5,842
Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce $5,000
Illinois State Medical Society $5,000
Terry Morris $3,500

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