|Illinois State Senate District 32|
|2003 - Present|
|January 11, 2017|
|Years in position||12|
|Minority Caucus Chair|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2002|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Mayor, McHenry City|
|2001 – 2003|
|Bachelor's||Illinois State University (1975)|
|Master's||Northeastern Illinois University (1978)|
|Date of birth||November 22, 1953|
Althoff earned from her Bachelor's from Illinois State and her Master's from Northeast Illinois.
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|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Althoff served on these committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Appropriations II, Ranking Minority Member|
|• Committee of the Whole|
|• Human Services|
|• Local Government|
|• Administrative Rules|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Althoff served on these committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Appropriations II, Ranking Republican Member|
|• Deficit Reduction|
|• Higher Education|
|• Licensed Activities, Ranking Republican Member|
|• Local Government|
Sen. Althoff answers questions from students
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."
- 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.
|Illinois State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Pamela Althoff Incumbent||100%||74,346|
|Illinois State Senate, District 32 (2008)|
|Pamela Althoff (R)||93,855|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2008, Althoff collected $170,928 in donations.
Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.
|Chicago Automobile Trade Association||$5,000|
|Palmetto Properties Inc.||$4,300|
|Illinois State Medical Society||$4,000|
|Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois||$3,250|
|Lexington Square Inc.||$3,000|
|Valley Medical Inn||$3,000|
|Construction & General Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity||$2,700|
|Central Illinois Public Service Co.||$2,000|
|Illinois Health Care Association||$2,000|
|Vincent & Patricia Foglia||$2,000|
|Illinois Merchants Association||$2,000|
|Friends of Harper||$2,000|
|Illinois Construction Industry CMTE||$2,000|
|Citizens for Frank Watson||$2,000|
|Illinois Realtors Association||$1,800|
Illinois Opportunity Project
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."
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.
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- Social media:
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Wikipedia
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004
- "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009
- Northwest Herald, "Johnsburg residents question funding source for SSA appeal case", June 19, 2009
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno and Five State Senators," March 13, 2012
- Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012
- Illinois Senate election results for 2008
- Althoff Campaign Donors
- Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013
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