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}}{{tnr}}'''Mike Fortner''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 49 since 2013. He represented District 95 from 2007 to 2013. He is also on the Winfield Township Republicanism Committee, is Mayor of West Chicago, and a Precinct Committeeman.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Mike Fortner''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 49. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
 
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Fortner is a Professor at Northern Illinois University, and a Researcher at Fermilab National Laboratory.
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He is a member of the Education Reform Task Force, Metropolitan Mayors' Caucus, Director of Transportation Policy with the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference, and Co-Chair of the STAR Line Commuter Rail Task Force.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=57446 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Fortner]</ref>
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Fortner's professional experience includes working as a Professor at Northern Illinois University and Researcher at Fermilab National Laboratory.
  
 
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Fortner received a score of 75.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B- according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the 12th highest among all 120 members of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
 
Fortner received a score of 75.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B- according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the 12th highest among all 120 members of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
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Fortner is a member of the Education Reform Task Force, Metropolitan Mayors' Caucus, Director of Transportation Policy with the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference, and Co-Chair of the STAR Line Commuter Rail Task Force.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=57446 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Fortner]</ref>
  
 
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*[http://www.fortner.ilhousegop.org/ Profile] at Illinois House Republicans
 
 
*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1729 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
 
*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1729 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
 
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Revision as of 15:04, 1 July 2013

Mike Fortner
Mike Fortner.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 49
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Winfield Township Republican Secretary
1998-2002
Education
Bachelor'sCarleton College
Master'sBrandeis University
Ph.D.Brandeis University
Personal
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionProfessor
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Mike Fortner is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 49. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Fortner's professional experience includes working as a Professor at Northern Illinois University and Researcher at Fermilab National Laboratory.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Bio-Technology
Cities & Villages
Energy
Mass Transit
Tollway Oversight
Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fortner won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 49. Fortner was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 49, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Fortner Incumbent 100% 32,146
Total Votes 32,146


2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fortner won re-election to the 95th District seat against Democrat Maria Owens. 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 95 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Fortner (R) 22,008 62.52%
Maria Owens (D) 13,194 37.48%


2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Mike Fortner won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 95 receiving 32,257 votes, ahead of Gerard Schmitt (Green) who received 10,024 votes.[5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 95 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Fortner (R) 32,257
Gerard Schmitt (G) 10,024

2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Mike Fortner won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 95 receiving 20,007 votes ahead of Democrat Dirk Enger who received 12,990 votes.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 95 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Fortner (R) 20,007
Dirk Enger (D) 12,990

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Fortner collected $37,273 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[7]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Fortner's campaign in 2010
Illinois State Medical Society$2,000
AT&T$1,750
Walgreens$1,500
Exelon$1,000
Chemical Industry Council Of Illinois$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $37,273

2008

In 2008, Fortner collected $56,644 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Comcast $2,600
Illinois State Medical Society $2,500
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 501 $2,100
Illinois Credit Union League $1,750
Christopher Burke $1,750

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."[9][10]

2012

Fortner received a score of 75.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 12th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[10]

Personal

Fortner is a member of the Education Reform Task Force, Metropolitan Mayors' Caucus, Director of Transportation Policy with the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference, and Co-Chair of the STAR Line Commuter Rail Task Force.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tim Schmitz (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 49
2013 – Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 95
2007 – 2013
Succeeded by
Wayne Arthur Rosenthal (R)