Pamela Althoff

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Pamela Althoff
Pamela Althoff.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 32
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 12, 2013
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website Senate website

Sen. Althoff answers questions from students
Pamela Althoff is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate. Althoff has served in the Illinois Senate since 2003. Althoff was re-elected in November of 2006 with her term expiring in 2010. Before being a Senator, Althoff was the Mayor of the City of McHenry, a Northwest Chicago suburb from 2001 to 2003. Also, Althoff was the the City Clerk for the City of McHenry from 1994 to 2001.

Althoff graduated from Illinois State with her Bachelor's degree and her Master's degree from Northeast Illinois.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Althoff has been appointed to these committees:


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

Special Service Areas

In 2009, Althoff is a co-sponsor of 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]



On November 4, 2008, Republican Pamela Althoff won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 32 receiving 93,855 votes.[3]

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

Campaign donors


In 2008, Althoff collected $170,928 in donations.[4]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Comcast $7,000
Chicago Automobile Trade Association $5,000
Palmetto Properties Inc. $4,300
Illinois State Medical Society $4,000
Altria $3,500
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
Kraft Foods $2,250
Walgreens $2,000
Central Illinois Public Service Co. $2,000
Illinois Health Care Association $2,000
Vincent & Patricia Foglia $2,000
Thomas Dorl $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

District 32

Bond represents Illinois Senate District 32. District 32 includes McHenry County which is considered part of the Chicagoland region[5].


Althoff resides in McHenry, Illinois.

External links

Suggest a link


  1. "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009
  2. 2.0 2.1 Northwest Herald, "Johnsburg residents question funding source for SSA appeal case", June 19, 2009
  3. Illinois Senate election results for 2008
  4. Althoff Campaign Donors
  5. "Illinois Chamber of * Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate, Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009
Political offices
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