Pat McGuire

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Pat McGuire
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Illinois State Senate District 43
In office
March 2012 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 3
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/day
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
AppointedMarch 16, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Treasurer, Will County
Place of birthJoliet, IL
Office website
Pat McGuire is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate. He has represented District 43 since being appointed in February 2012 to fill the remaining unexpired term of Arthur Wilhelmi.[1]


Campaign themes


McGuire's campaign website lists the following issues:[2]

  • Property Taxes
Excerpt: "As Treasurer, Pat helped seniors, veterans, and disabled homeowners get property tax exemptions. He has a history of cutting waste, fraud, and abuse. We deserve smart budgets and good services."
  • Job Creation
Excerpt: "Pat, believes we need to keep jobs in the district. He understands the importance of manufacturing, construction, and retail jobs. Will County, Illinois is home to some of the hardest working people in the country and Pat wants to keep it that way."
  • Education
Excerpt: "As a school board member Pat cut costs at the administration level and strengthened student college and career training. He believes we deserve the best schools and that will help give us the best future."
  • Corruption
Excerpt: "As State Senator, Pat voted to cut his own pay. He voted to end the wasteful and corrupt legislative scholarship program. He believes that we must be accountable to the residents of the 43rd district."
  • Women's Rights
Excerpt: "As State Senator, Pat voted to increase punishments on repeat domestic abusers. We need leaders in Springfield that understand that no person, man or woman, should live in fear of abuse."



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

McGuire won election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 43. Although McGuire replaced Arthur Wilhelmi prior to the March 20 Democratic primary, Wilhelmi's name remained on the ballot and he won unopposed. It was unclear if McGuire was the Democratic nominee for the election[3] until July 16, when he officially filed as the candidate.[4] He defeated Sandy Johnson (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [5][6][7]

Illinois State Senate, District 43, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPat McGuire Incumbent 69.1% 50,955
     Republican Sandy Johnson 30.9% 22,739
Total Votes 73,694

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur Wilhelmi
Illinois Senate District 43
March 2012-present
Succeeded by