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|Name                 = Patricia Van Pelt Watkins
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|Name = Patricia Van Pelt Watkins
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|Profile picture = Patricia Van Pelt Watkins.jpg
|Position             = Illinois State Senate District 5
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|Position = Illinois State Senate District 5
|Status               = Candidate
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|Status = Incumbent
|Political party     = Democratic |Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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|Tenure =2013 - Present
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|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 11, 2017]]
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|Political party =Democratic |Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
|High school         =Fenger High School
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|Base salary = $67,836/year
|Associate's         =Truman College
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|Per diem = $111/day
|Bachelor's           =Roosevelt University
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|Master's             =Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
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|Last election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
|Ph.D.               =Capella University
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|Place of birth       =Chicago, Illinois
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|High school =Fenger High School
|Campaign website     =http://www.patriciaforchicago.com/
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|Associate's =Truman College
|Personal website     =https://twitter.com/#!/PatriciaWatkins
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}}{{tnr}}'''Patricia Van Pelt Watkins'''  is a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012#District 5|District 5]] of the [[Illinois State Senate]].
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|Office website =http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=98&MemberID=2035
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|Campaign website =http://www.patriciaforchicago.com/
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}}{{tnr}}'''Patricia Van Pelt Watkins'''  is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 5. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  
Watkins earned an Associate Degree in Natural Science from Truman College, Bachelors Degree in Public Administration from Roosevelt University, Masters Degree in Human Services Administration from the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, and a CPA
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Watkins earned her Bachelor's in Public Administration from Roosevelt University, her Master's in Human Services Administration from the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, and her C.P.A. and Doctorate in Management of Non-Profit Agencies from Capella University.<ref name="bio">[http://www.patriciaforchicago.com/?page_id=10 ''Patricia for Chicago,'' "Meet Patricia," accessed December 30, 2011]</ref>
Doctorate in Management of Non-Profit Agencies from Capella University.<ref name="bio">[http://www.patriciaforchicago.com/?page_id=10 ''Patricia for Chicago,'' "Meet Patricia," accessed December 30, 2011]</ref>
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==Elections==
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Van Pelt Watkins served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Illinois
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Appropriations I
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|Chair1 =
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|Chair2 =
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|Committee2 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee3 = Criminal Law
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|Committee4 = Labor and Commerce
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|Committee5 = Public Health
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|Committee6 =
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|Committee7 =
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}}
  
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==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
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Van Pelt Watkins won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 5. Watkins defeated incumbent [[Annazette Collins]] in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalsList.aspx?ElectionType=GP&ElectionID=32&SearchType=OfficeSearch&OfficeID=5794&QueryType=Office& ''Illinois State Board of Elections'', "Ballots Cast GENERAL PRIMARY - 3/20/2012 5TH SENATE," retrieved May 15, 2012]</ref> and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012. <ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
  
Van Pelt Watkins is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 5. Watkins defeated incumbent [[Annazette Collins]] in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012. She is unopposed in the general election, which takes place on November 6, 2012. <ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber= Illinois State Senate, District 5, General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|winner1 = Patricia Van Pelt Watkins
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|votes1 = 71597
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{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber=Illinois State Senate, District 5
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|party=Democratic
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|winner1 =Patricia Van Pelt Watkins
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|candidate2 = Annazette R. Collins
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|Inc2= Y
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|votes1 = 10081
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|votes2 = 8761
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}}
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Watkins
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|Full name = Patricia Van Pelt Watkins
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|year = 2012
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|Editdate = July 12, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=413316 ''followthemoney.org'', "Watkins, Patricia Van Pelt," accessed July 27, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 360526
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 5]]
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}}
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Watkins
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|full Name = Patricia Van Pelt Watkins
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=144093
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 360,526
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|org1 = Van Pelt-Watkins, Patricia
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|org2 = 27Th Ward Regular Democratic Organization
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|org3 = Van Pelt-Watkins, Patricia
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|org4 = Van Pelt-Waktins, Patricia
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|org5 = Stanford Jr, Joseph
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|orgamount1 = 195360
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|orgamount2 = 15000
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|orgamount3 = 10475
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|orgamount4 = 10409
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|orgamount5 = 8250
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|}}
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Watkins was born on the Near North Side of Chicago and grew up in Cabrini Green. She is the founder of Target Area Development Corp and co-founder of Ambassadors of Christ Church.<ref name="bio"/>
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Watkins is the founder of Target Area Development Corp and co-founder of Ambassadors of Christ Church.<ref name="bio"/>
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.patriciaforchicago.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=98&MemberID=2035 Biography, bills and committees] at the 98th Illinois General Assembly
*[http://www.youtube.com/user/DrPatriciaWatkins Patricia Watkins on YouTube]
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*[http://www.patriciaforchicago.com/ Campaign website]
*[https://twitter.com/#!/PatriciaWatkins Patrica Watkins on Twitter]
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{{LegisLinks | votesmart = 18331 | c-span = | followthemoney = | worldcat = | youtube = DrPatriciaWatkins | linked =  | nndb = | wikipedia = Patricia_Van_Pelt_Watkins }}
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Patricia-Van-Pelt-Watkins/265029486881232?sk=wall Friends of Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins Facebook page]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=144093 2012]
  
 
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Revision as of 14:27, 12 July 2013

Patricia Van Pelt Watkins
Patricia Van Pelt Watkins.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 5
Incumbent
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolFenger High School
Bachelor'sRoosevelt University
Associate'sTruman College
Master'sSpertus Institute of Jewish Studies
Ph.D.Capella University
Personal
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Patricia Van Pelt Watkins is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 5. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Watkins earned her Bachelor's in Public Administration from Roosevelt University, her Master's in Human Services Administration from the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, and her C.P.A. and Doctorate in Management of Non-Profit Agencies from Capella University.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Van Pelt Watkins served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations I
Committee of the Whole
Criminal Law
Labor and Commerce
Public Health

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Van Pelt Watkins won election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 5. Watkins defeated incumbent Annazette Collins in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012[2] and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012. [3][4][5]

Illinois State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Van Pelt Watkins 100% 71,597
Total Votes 71,597


Illinois State Senate, District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Van Pelt Watkins 53.5% 10,081
Annazette R. Collins Incumbent 46.5% 8,761
Total Votes 18,842

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Watkins is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Watkins raised a total of $360,526 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 12, 2013.[6]

Patricia Van Pelt Watkins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 5 Won $360,526
Grand Total Raised $360,526

2012

Watkins won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Watkins raised a total of $360,526.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Patricia Van Pelt Watkins's campaign in 2012
Van Pelt-Watkins, Patricia$195,360
27Th Ward Regular Democratic Organization$15,000
Van Pelt-Watkins, Patricia$10,475
Van Pelt-Waktins, Patricia$10,409
Stanford Jr, Joseph$8,250
Total Raised in 2012$360,526
Source:Follow the Money

Personal

Watkins is the founder of Target Area Development Corp and co-founder of Ambassadors of Christ Church.[1]

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