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}}{{tnr}}'''Mike Jacobs''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Mike Jacobs''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing [[Illinois State Senate District 36|District 36]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.  
  
Jacobs earned his Bachelor's in Political Studies from Illinois-Springfield and his Master's in Political Science from West Florida. His professional experience includes working as a Downstate Liaison for [[Illinois Secretary of State]] [[Jesse White]].
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==Biography==
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Jacobs earned his B.S. in Political Studies from Illinois-Springfield and his M.S. in Political Science from West Florida. His professional experience includes working as a Downstate Liaison for [[Illinois Secretary of State]] [[Jesse White]].<ref name=pvs>[https://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/33646/michael-jacobs#.UwSwx0JdU78 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Michael Jacobs' Biography," accessed February 19, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jacobs served on these committees:<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009]</ref>
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jacobs served on these committees:<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp "Illinois General Assembly," "List of Illinois Senate Committees," July 28, 2009]</ref>
 
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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“When we make these cuts they are real, and they affect real people,” Sen. [[Mike Jacobs, Illinois Senator|Mike Jacobs]] said. “So we do have to be careful and I do agree with my colleague Senator (William) Delgado that we should go through this list slowly, completely and without an eye on which constituent gets help and what constituent gets hurt, but based on numbers.”
 
“When we make these cuts they are real, and they affect real people,” Sen. [[Mike Jacobs, Illinois Senator|Mike Jacobs]] said. “So we do have to be careful and I do agree with my colleague Senator (William) Delgado that we should go through this list slowly, completely and without an eye on which constituent gets help and what constituent gets hurt, but based on numbers.”
 
   
 
   
Sen. [[Matt Murphy]] said he too was concerned about the small time frame and reiterated his concern that reductions in spending as introduced don’t go far enough.
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Sen. [[Matt Murphy]] said he too was concerned about the small time frame and reiterated his concern that reductions in spending as introduced didn’t go far enough.
 
   
 
   
 
“I don’t know that that gets us to a point where the tax increase goes away. I think the numbers, the way they run out, will not allow the tax increase to go away if we’re only at 1.2 (billion dollars),” Murphy said.
 
“I don’t know that that gets us to a point where the tax increase goes away. I think the numbers, the way they run out, will not allow the tax increase to go away if we’re only at 1.2 (billion dollars),” Murphy said.
  
The state increased the personal and corporate income taxes earlier this year by 67 percent and 45.9 percent, respectively. The tax increases will expire in four years unless the General Assembly  votes to extend them.<ref>[http://illinois.statehousenewsonline.com/5918/senators-unhappy-with-proposed-budget-2/ "Senators unhappy with proposed budget," ''Illinois Statehouse News'', May 3, 2011]</ref>
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The state increased the personal and corporate income taxes earlier this year by 67 percent and 45.9 percent, respectively. The tax increases will expire in four years unless the General Assembly  votes to extend them.<ref>[http://illinois.statehousenewsonline.com/5918/senators-unhappy-with-proposed-budget-2/ ''Illinois Statehouse News'', "Senators unhappy with proposed budget," May 3, 2011]</ref>
  
 
===Sex offenders===
 
===Sex offenders===
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The Cook County Sheriff’s Office backed legislation that would give law enforcement an extra tool to prevent registered sex offenders from harassing victims and their family members. Jacobs co-sponsored the measure.
  
The Cook County Sheriff’s Office backs a legislation that would give law enforcement an extra tool to prevent registered sex offenders from harassing victims and their family members. Jacobs co-sponsored the measure.
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House Bill 277 would have made harassment of victims and their families by sex offenders a felony, which carries a two- to five-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $25,000.
 
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House Bill 277 would make harassment of victims and their families by sex offenders a felony, which carries a two- to five-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $25,000.
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A convicted child sex offender in Harvey inspired the legislation. This offender harassed a victim and the victim’s family at home with repeated phone calls to prevent them from testifying in court.
 
A convicted child sex offender in Harvey inspired the legislation. This offender harassed a victim and the victim’s family at home with repeated phone calls to prevent them from testifying in court.
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“This will allow courts to go after people who victimize people, and then victimize their family,” said Sen. Jacobs.
 
“This will allow courts to go after people who victimize people, and then victimize their family,” said Sen. Jacobs.
  
The state Senate voted 57-0 to approve the measure, which returns to the House for approval, as of May 23, 2011.<ref>[http://statehousenewsonline.com/2011/05/23/illinois-places-limits-on-protests-sex-offerder-law-tougher/ "Illinois places limits on protests; sex offender law tougher," By Diane S.W. Lee and Mary J. Cristobal, ''Illinois Statehouse News'', May 23, 2011]</ref>
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The state Senate voted 57-0 to approve the measure, which returned to the House for approval.<ref>[http://statehousenewsonline.com/2011/05/23/illinois-places-limits-on-protests-sex-offerder-law-tougher/ ''Illinois Statehouse News,'' "Illinois places limits on protests; sex offender law tougher," By Diane S.W. Lee and Mary J. Cristobal, May 23, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{IL SD36 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Jacobs won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] in District 36 in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]]. Jacobs defeated [[Mike Boland]] in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated [[Bill Albracht]] (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois Secretary of State'' - 2012 Primary Results]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
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Jacobs won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] in District 36 in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]]. Jacobs defeated [[Mike Boland]] in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, and defeated [[Bill Albracht]] (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed February 19, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois Secretary of State,'' "2012 Primary Results," accessed February 19, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2012
 
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{{Primary election box 2012
 
{{Primary election box 2012
|Chamber=  Illinois State Senate
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|Chamber=  Illinois State Senate, District 36
 
|party= Democratic
 
|party= Democratic
 
|winner1 =Mike Jacobs
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
 
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On November 4, 2008, Democrat Mike Jacobs won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate]] District 36 receiving 55,448 votes, ahead of Republican Michael Bertelsen who received 38,882 votes.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IL&y=2008 ''followthemoney.org,'' "Illinois Senate election results for 2008," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref>
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Mike Jacobs won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate]] District 36 receiving 55,448 votes, ahead of Republican Michael Bertelsen who received 38,882 votes.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IL&y=2008 ''Illinois Senate election results for 2008'']</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Jacobs
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|Full name = Mike Jacobs
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|year = 2006
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|Editdate = July 17, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=4966 ''followthemoney.org'', "Jacobs, Mike," accessed July 17, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 1599655
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 36]]
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|totalraised2010 = 191624
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|result2010 = N/A
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|office2010 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 36]]
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|totalraised2008 = 403546
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2008|Illinois State Senate, District 36]]
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|totalraised2006 = 568631
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2006|Illinois State Senate, District 36]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Jacobs
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|full Name = Mike Jacobs
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142847
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 1,599,655
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|org1 = Illinois Senate Democratic Fund
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|org2 = Illinois Democratic Party
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|org3 = Illinois Healthcare Association
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|org4 = Illinois Education Association
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|org5 = Afscme Illinois Council 31
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|orgamount1 = 481095
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|orgamount2 = 166660
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|orgamount3 = 70120
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|orgamount4 = 67000
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|orgamount5 = 58000
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|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Jacobs
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|full Name = Mike Jacobs
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116915
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 191,624
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|org1 = Midamerican Energy
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|org2 = John Deere & Co
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|org3 = Ameren
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|org4 = Dynegy Inc
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|org5 = At&T
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|orgamount1 = 10000
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|orgamount2 = 6000
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 5000
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|orgamount5 = 5000
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|}}
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===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008, Jacobs collected $403,546 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98715|2008 Jacobs Campaign Donors]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Jacobs
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|full Name = Mike Jacobs
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98715
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 403,546
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|org1 = Illinois Senate Democratic Fund
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|org2 = Friends of Clayborne
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|org3 = Illinois State Medical Society
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|org4 = Midamerican Energy
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|org5 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|orgamount1 = 40000
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|orgamount2 = 20000
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|orgamount3 = 17574
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|orgamount4 = 13500
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|orgamount5 = 11000
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|}}
  
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
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===2006===
 
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{{SLP donor box 2006
{{legislative donor box}}
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|name = Jacobs
|-
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|full Name = Mike Jacobs
| Illinois Senate Democratic Fund
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79767
| align="right" | $40,000
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|office= Illinois State Senate
|-
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|new = yes
| Friends of Clayborne
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|party = Democratic
| align="right" | $20,000
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|total raised = 568,631
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|org1 = Friends of Denny Jacobs
| Illinois State Medical Society
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|org2 = Illinois Pro-Choice
| align="right" | $17,574
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|org3 = Illinois Senate Democratic Fund
|-
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|org4 = Midamerican Energy
| MidAmerican Energy
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|org5 = Illinois State Medical Society
| align="right" | $13,500
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|orgamount1 = 100000
|-
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|orgamount2 = 27848
| Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|orgamount3 = 20000
| align="right" | $11,000
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|orgamount4 = 15500
|-
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|orgamount5 = 12000
| Illinois Education Association
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|}}
| align="right" | $8,500
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|-
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| AFSCME Illinois Council 31
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| align="right" | $7,800
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|-
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| Ameren
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| align="right" | $6,500
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|-
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| Illinois Health Care Association
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| align="right" | $6,250
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|-
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| Unicare Life Insurance
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| align="right" | $6,000
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|-
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| John Deere & Co.
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| align="right" | $6,000
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|-
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| Altria
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| align="right" | $5,750
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|-
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| AT&T
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Silverstein for Senator
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Multi Player Gaming Technologies
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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| align="right" | $4,500
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|-
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| Humana
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| align="right" | $4,500
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|-
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| Operating Engineers Local 150
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| align="right" | $4,000
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|}
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==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
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{{Illinois legislature scorecards|Begin=2005|End=2020}}
 
===Illinois Opportunity Project===
 
===Illinois Opportunity Project===
 
::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
 
::''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."<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/the-project/ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref><ref name="IOP">[http://illinoisopportunity.org/votecard/ Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
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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."<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/the-project/ ''Illinois Opportunity Project,'' "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref><ref name="IOP">[http://illinoisopportunity.org/votecard/ ''Illinois Opportunity Project,'' "Legislative Vote Card home page," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
 
Jacobs received a score of 62.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of C- according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the 24th highest among all 59 members of the [[Illinois State Senate]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
 
Jacobs received a score of 62.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of C- according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the 24th highest among all 59 members of the [[Illinois State Senate]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
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==Endorsements==
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===2014===
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In 2014, Jacobs's endorsements included the following:<ref>[http://www.ilafl-cio.org/documents/COPEendorsements11614.pdf ''Illinois AFL-CIO,'' "2014 Illinois AFL-CIO Primary Election Endorsements," accessed March 5, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Equality-Illinois-PAC-issues-endorsements/45896.html ''Windy City Media Group,'' "Equality Illinois PAC issues endorsements," January 17, 2014]</ref>
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* The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
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* Equality Illinois Political Action Committee (PAC)
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Mike and his wife, Beth, have one child.
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Mike and his wife, Beth, have one child.<ref name=pvs/>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Mike + Jacobs + Illinois + Senate'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Mike + Jacobs + Illinois + Senate'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==See also==
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*[[Illinois State Senate]]
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*[[Illinois State Senate#Standing committees|Senate Committees]]
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*[[Illinois State Legislature]]
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*[[Illinois state legislative districts]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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* [http://www.senatormikejacobs.com/ Campaign Website]
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*[http://openstates.org/il/legislators/ILL000022/mike-jacobs/ Profile from Open States]
* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1711 Biography from the Illinois General Assembly]
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{{LegisLinks | votesmart = 33646 | c-span = | followthemoney =  | worldcat = | fb =  | flickr = | twitter =  | youtube = | linked =  | nndb = | wikipedia = Mike_Jacobs }}
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98715 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79767 2006]
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* [http://www.senatormikejacobs.com/ Official campaign Website]
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* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1711 Biography from the Illinois General Assembly]
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* Campaign Contributions via [http://www.followthemoney.org/ Follow the Money]: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142847 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116915 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98715 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79767 2006]
  
 
==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 11:07, 5 November 2014

Mike Jacobs
Mike Jacobs IL.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 36
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois, Springfield
Master'sUniversity of West Florida
Personal
BirthdayJune 25, 1960
Place of birthMoline, Illinois
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mike Jacobs is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Jacobs earned his B.S. in Political Studies from Illinois-Springfield and his M.S. in Political Science from West Florida. His professional experience includes working as a Downstate Liaison for Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Conservation
Appropriations II
Committee of the Whole
Energy, Chairperson
Executive Appointments
Insurance

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jacobs served on these committees:[2]

Issues

Budget, 2011

Both Republican and Democrat Senators were concerned that they didn't have enough time to before voting up or down the $1.2 billion in cuts to Gov. Pat Quinn’s introduced $35.4 billion budget.

As the Senate President, Sen. John Cullerton sought this vote in a time crunch that made many senators uncomfortable.

“When we make these cuts they are real, and they affect real people,” Sen. Mike Jacobs said. “So we do have to be careful and I do agree with my colleague Senator (William) Delgado that we should go through this list slowly, completely and without an eye on which constituent gets help and what constituent gets hurt, but based on numbers.”

Sen. Matt Murphy said he too was concerned about the small time frame and reiterated his concern that reductions in spending as introduced didn’t go far enough.

“I don’t know that that gets us to a point where the tax increase goes away. I think the numbers, the way they run out, will not allow the tax increase to go away if we’re only at 1.2 (billion dollars),” Murphy said.

The state increased the personal and corporate income taxes earlier this year by 67 percent and 45.9 percent, respectively. The tax increases will expire in four years unless the General Assembly votes to extend them.[3]

Sex offenders

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office backed legislation that would give law enforcement an extra tool to prevent registered sex offenders from harassing victims and their family members. Jacobs co-sponsored the measure.

House Bill 277 would have made harassment of victims and their families by sex offenders a felony, which carries a two- to five-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $25,000.

A convicted child sex offender in Harvey inspired the legislation. This offender harassed a victim and the victim’s family at home with repeated phone calls to prevent them from testifying in court.

“This will allow courts to go after people who victimize people, and then victimize their family,” said Sen. Jacobs.

The state Senate voted 57-0 to approve the measure, which returned to the House for approval.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Mike Jacobs ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Neil Anderson ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Anderson then defeated Jacobs in the general election.[5][6][7][8]

Illinois State Senate District 36, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNeil Anderson 54.3% 35,895
     Democratic Mike Jacobs Incumbent 45.7% 30,242
Total Votes 66,137

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Jacobs won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in District 36 in the 2012 election. Jacobs defeated Mike Boland in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, and defeated Bill Albracht (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[9][10][11][12]

Illinois State Senate, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Jacobs Incumbent 54.8% 51,086
     Republican Bill Albracht 45.2% 42,102
Total Votes 93,188
Illinois State Senate, District 36 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Jacobs Incumbent 53.8% 7,693
Mike Boland 46.2% 6,602
Total Votes 14,295

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Mike Jacobs won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 36 receiving 55,448 votes, ahead of Republican Michael Bertelsen who received 38,882 votes.[13]

Illinois State Senate, District 36 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Jacobs (D) 55,448
Michael Bertelsen (R) 38,882

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jacobs is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Jacobs raised a total of $2,763,456 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[14]

Mike Jacobs's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 36 Won $1,599,655
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 36 Not up for election $191,624
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 36 Won $403,546
2006 Illinois State Senate, District 36 Won $568,631
Grand Total Raised $2,763,456

2012

Jacobs won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Jacobs raised a total of $1,599,655.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Jacobs, Illinois Senator's campaign in 2012
Illinois Senate Democratic Fund$481,095
Illinois Democratic Party$166,660
Illinois Healthcare Association$70,120
Illinois Education Association$67,000
Afscme Illinois Council 31$58,000
Total Raised in 2012$1,599,655
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Jacobs was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Jacobs raised a total of $191,624.

2008

Jacobs won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Jacobs raised a total of $403,546.

2006

Jacobs won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Jacobs raised a total of $568,631.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[15]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "impacted the social work profession and their clients."

2013

In 2013, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 31.[16]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

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."[17][18]

2012

Jacobs received a score of 62.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of C- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 24th highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[18]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Jacobs's endorsements included the following:[19][20]

  • The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  • Equality Illinois Political Action Committee (PAC)

Personal

Mike and his wife, Beth, have one child.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart, "Michael Jacobs' Biography," accessed February 19, 2014
  2. "Illinois General Assembly," "List of Illinois Senate Committees," July 28, 2009
  3. Illinois Statehouse News, "Senators unhappy with proposed budget," May 3, 2011
  4. Illinois Statehouse News, "Illinois places limits on protests; sex offender law tougher," By Diane S.W. Lee and Mary J. Cristobal, May 23, 2011
  5. Illinois Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
  6. Illinois Board of Elections, "General Primary Election Official Canvass," April 18, 2014
  7. Illinois Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
  8. The Chicago Tribune, "Results List (Unofficial)," accessed November 5, 2014
  9. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
  10. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed February 19, 2014
  11. Illinois Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Results," accessed February 19, 2014
  12. Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012
  13. followthemoney.org, "Illinois Senate election results for 2008," accessed February 18, 2014
  14. followthemoney.org, "Jacobs, Mike," accessed July 17, 2013
  15. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
  16. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
  17. Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
  18. 18.0 18.1 Illinois Opportunity Project, "Legislative Vote Card home page," accessed February 21, 2013
  19. Illinois AFL-CIO, "2014 Illinois AFL-CIO Primary Election Endorsements," accessed March 5, 2014
  20. Windy City Media Group, "Equality Illinois PAC issues endorsements," January 17, 2014
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