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Michael Hastings
Michael Hastings.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 19
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolVictor J. Andrew High School (1998)
Bachelor'sUnited States Military Academy (2003)
Master'sUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
CitationsBronze Star
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Michael Hastings is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Hastings earned his M.B.A. from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. His professional experience includes serving as Vice-President of the Consolidated High School District #230 School Board and working for Johnson & Johnson’s BioSurgery Division. He served as a Captain in the United States Army.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations II
Committee of the Whole
Financial Institutions
State Government & Veterans Affairs


Campaign themes

On his 2012 campaign website, Hastings lists six main issues of the campaign:

  • Getting Illinois Financial House in Order: "Tax and spend is not the answer. Fiscal responsibility is -- I will bring this back to Illinois."[2]
  • Pension Reform: "Bottom line – Pensions should not be an 'entitlement' or a 'government handout.' The current pension system needs to be overhauled. The numbers do not lie, if we do nothing to provide solutions to these complex problems -- Illinois will be crippled by the growing size of our debt."[3]
  • Bringing Business Back to Illinois: "For a state with great cities like Tinley Park, Matteson, or Mokena there should be no reason why we are not the epicenter for job creation. The problem: ILLINOIS IS BECOMING AN UNFRIENDLY BUSINESS STATE!"[4]
  • Illinois Veterans: "Illinois does a great job at providing benefits and services for veterans. We can still push forward and do better."[5]
  • Get Illinois Back to Work
  • Education for Illinois



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Hastings won election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 19. Hastings defeated Gregory Hannon in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated Edgar Montalvo (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Illinois State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Hastings 62.2% 62,029
     Republican Edgar Montalvo 37.8% 37,704
Total Votes 99,733
Illinois State Senate, District 19 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Hastings 76.8% 11,480
Gregory Hannan 23.2% 3,476
Total Votes 14,956

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hastings is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Hastings raised a total of $170,551 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[9]

Michael Hastings's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 19 Won $170,551
Grand Total Raised $170,551


Hastings won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hastings raised a total of $170,551.

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Preceded by
Maggie Crotty (D)
Illinois Senate District 19
Succeeded by