Michael Connelly

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Michael Connelly
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Illinois State Senate District 21
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois House of Representatives District 48
2009-2013
Education
Bachelor'sLoyola University
J.D.John Marshall Law School
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael G. Connelly (b. June 8, 1940) is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Connelly previously served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2009 to 2013. He graduated from Loyola University in 1986 and the John Marshall Law School in 1989. He has work an assistant State Attorney in Cook County, law clerk for Justice Allan Stouder in the Illinois Appellate Court, and as a private practice attorney.[1][2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Connelly served on the following committees:[3]

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations I
Committee of the Whole
Criminal Law
Human Services, Minority Spokesperson
Labor and Commerce
Licensed Activities and Pensions

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Connelly served on the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Michael G. Connelly ran unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[4][5][6]

2012

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[7][8] and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[9]

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

Endorsements

Connelly was endorsed by Family-Pac.[10]

2010

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.[11]

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%

2008

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.[12]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Connelly is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Connelly raised a total of $357,358 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[13]

Michael Connelly's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 21 Won $130,318
2010 Illinois State House, District 48 Won $116,156
2008 Illinois State House, District 48 Won $110,884
Grand Total Raised $357,358

2012

Connelly won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Connelly raised a total of $130,318.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Connelly's campaign in 2012
Ameren$5,000
Operating Engineers Local 150$5,000
Penn National Gaming$5,000
At&T$3,000
Southern Wine & Spirits$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$130,318
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Connelly won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Connelly raised a total of $116,156.

2008

Connelly won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Connelly raised a total of $110,884.

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."[14][15]

2012

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.[15]

Personal

Connelly and his wife, Lisa, have 3 children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ron Sandack (R)
Illinois State Senate District 21
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 48
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Sandra M. Pihos (R)