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Pamela Althoff
Pamela Althoff.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 32
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Caucus Chair
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2002
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, McHenry City
2001 – 2003
Education
Bachelor'sIllinois State University (1975)
Master'sNortheastern Illinois University (1978)
Personal
BirthdayNovember 22, 1953
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Pamela Althoff is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 32. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Althoff earned from her Bachelor's from Illinois State and her Master's from Northeast Illinois.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations II
Committee of the Whole
Labor and Commerce
Licensed Activities and Pensions
Revenue
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues


Sen. Althoff answers questions from students

Tax legislation

In 2009, Althoff co-sponsored Senate Bill 1555. SB 1555 would alter the way that taxes are imposed in Special Service Areas throughout the state.[2]

Current state law allows municipalities to create special service areas, or SSAs. SSAs can generate funding to build infrastructure projects that are intended to benefit a geographical area that is less than borders of a municipality. This can include sewer projects, street repairs and so on.

Property owners located within an SSAs pay more on their property taxes for a set period (usually 20 years) until bonds issued to pay for the project are repaid. Residents can stop a town or county from imposing an SSA by collecting signatures on a petition from 51% of the area's property owners of record and 51% of the registered voters within the SSA.

Althoff's legislation would instead require the municipality that wants to impose the tax to hold a vote before they impose the tax, rather than putting the burden of collecting signatures on those who oppose the tax. According to co-sponsor Jack D. Franks, SB 1555 "would require the people who are trying to raise taxes on the citizens to prove that 51 percent of the people want their taxes raised."[2]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Pamela Althoff endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Althoff won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 32. Althoff was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20 and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Illinois State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPamela Althoff Incumbent 100% 74,346
Total Votes 74,346

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Pamela Althoff won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 32 receiving 93,855 votes.[7]


Illinois State Senate, District 32 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pamela Althoff (R) 93,855


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Althoff is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Althoff raised a total of $1,707,810 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[8]

Pamela Althoff's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 32 Won $269,566
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $189,669
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 32 Won $170,928
2006 Illinois State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $252,923
2004 Illinois State Senate, District 32 Won $824,724
Grand Total Raised $1,707,810

2012

Althoff won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Althoff raised a total of $269,566.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Pamela Althoff's campaign in 2012
American Naprapathic Association$10,000
Comcast$9,000
At&T$8,500
Illinois State Dental Society$6,000
Operating Engineers Local 150$5,500
Total Raised in 2012$269,566
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Althoff was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Althoff raised a total of $189,669.

2008

Althoff won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Althoff raised a total of $170,928.

2006

Althoff was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Althoff raised a total of $252,923.

2004

Althoff won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Althoff raised a total of $824,724.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Illinois

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

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2014

In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[9]

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.[10]

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."[11][12]

2012

Althoff received a score of 85.71 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 17th highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[12]

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