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Michael Connelly
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Current candidacy
Running for Illinois State Senate
Date of primaryMarch 20, 2012
General electionNovember 6, 2012
Current office
Illinois House of Representatives District 48
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 5
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 to the 21st District seat in the Illinois State Senate in 2012. He was unopposed in the Republican Primary on March 20[1][2] and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.


Connelly was endorsed by Family-Pac.[3]


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.[4]

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.[5]

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:[6]


In 2008, Connelly collected $110,884 in donations.[7]

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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