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Michael Connelly
Michael Connelly.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 21
In office
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/per session day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois House of Representatives District 48
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 State Senate, representing District 21 since 2013. Connelly was a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 48 from 2009 to 2013.

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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


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


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."[9][10]


Connelly received a score of 87.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of A- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 3rd highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[10]

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Preceded by
Ron Sandack (R)
Illinois State Senate District 21
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Illinois House of Representatives District 48
Succeeded by
Sandra M. Pihos (R)