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Mike Frerichs

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Mike Frerichs
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Illinois State Senate District 52
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sYale University (1995)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 28, 1973
Place of birthGifford, Illinois
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mike Frerichs is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 52. HE was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Frierchs earned his Bachelor's from Yale University in 1995. His professional experience includes working as a teacher and Certified Public Finance Officer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Conservation
Committee of the Whole
Financial Institutions
Higher Education, Chairperson
Licensed Activities and Pensions
Public Pensions & State Investments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Frerichs served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Frerichs served on these committees:[1]

Issues

Gaming license

On December 1, 2010, the Illinois Senate voted 31-20 in favor of a plan that allows for five additional casinos and electronic gaming at horse track facilities, increasing the number of licenses for casinos in the state to 15.

Under the plan, new casinos would operate in Chicago, southern Cook County, Danville, Rockford and Waukegan.

"Is it a huge expansion? Yes, I'm not going to deny it. But we have a huge deficit in the state of Illinois, we have got huge problems in the state of Illinois, so you don't look at little things to fix it, you look at big things to fix it," said the bill's sponsor, Sen. Terry Link, D-Waukegan.

Lawmakers like Frerichs would prefer another way to increase revenue. Frerichs said he'd like to see General Motors return to Danville, but that isn't happening.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Frerichs won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 52. Frerichs was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated John Christian Bambenek (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Illinois State Senate, District 52, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Frerichs Incumbent 64.8% 48,493
     Republican John Christian Bambenek 35.2% 26,310
Total Votes 74,803


Endorsements

Mike Frerichs's campaign website lists the following endorsements:[6]

  • Scott Eisenhauer, Republican and Mayor of Danville
  • Laurel Prussing, Democrat and Mayor of Urbana
  • Dave Lucas, Republican and Mayor of Homer
  • Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
  • Illinois AFL-CIO

2010

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2010

Frerichs won re-election to the 52nd District Seat in the Illinois State Senate against Republican Al Reynolds.[7]

Illinois State Senate, District 52 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Mike Frerichs (D) 32,583 61.44%
Al Reynolds (R) 20,450 38.56%
The election took place on November 2, 2010. McCarter ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on February 2nd.[8]

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat Mike Frerichs won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 52 receiving 27,149 votes, ahead of Republican Judith Myers (26,607 votes), and Socialist Joseph Parnarauskis (1,894 votes).[9]


Illinois State Senate, District 52 (2006)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Mike Frerichs (D) 27,149
Judith Myers (R) 26,607
Joseph Parnarauskis (S) 1,894

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Frerichs received $413,664 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]


2006

In 2006, Frerichs collected $177,521 in donations.[11]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
AFSCME Illinois Council 31 $7,000
Southern & Central Illinois Laborers District Council $6,500
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $5,500
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $4,500
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois $4,150
Illinois Laborers $4,000
Illinois Federation of Teachers $4,000
Ironworkers Local 380 $3,761
Illinois Pipe Trades $3,500
Illinois Merchants Association $3,500
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 149 $3,050
Laborers $3,050
Anheuser-Busch $3,000
Triple R Development LLC $3,000
Altria $3,000
Illinois Realtors Association $2,750
Kraft Foods $2,700
AT&T $2,500
Illinois State Medical Society $2,500
Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association $2,250

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."[12][13]

2012

Frerichs received a score of 42.86 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 34th highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[13]

Personal

Mike has a wife, Laura.

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Illinois Senate District 52
2006–present
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