|Illinois State Senate District 43|
|March 2012 - Present|
|January 11, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Appointed||March 16, 2011|
|Treasurer, Will County|
|Place of birth||Joliet, IL|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McGuire served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations II|
|• Committee of the Whole|
|• Higher Education, Vice-Chairperson|
McGuire's campaign website lists the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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 (D) 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 until July 16, when he officially filed as the candidate. He defeated Sandy Johnson (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|Illinois State Senate, District 43, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Pat McGuire Incumbent||69.1%||50,955|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
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."
McGuire received a score of 50.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 32nd 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
- Herald News, "McGuire replaces Wilhelmi in 43rd District," February 25, 2012
- Pat McGuire, "Issues," accessed October 23, 2012
- Illinois Review, "Sandy Johnson says it's time for the Will County Democrats to come clean," June 13, 2012
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate detail – Pat McGuire," accessed July 18, 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 Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013
Arthur Wilhelmi (D)
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