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Patrick J. Verschoore
Patrick Verschoore.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 72
Incumbent
In office
March 20, 2003-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
AppointedMarch 20, 2003
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayNovember 30, 1943
Place of birthRock Island, IL
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Patrick J. Verschoore is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the District 72. HE was first appointed to the chamber on March 29, 2003.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Verschoore served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture & Conservation, Chair
Appropriations-Public Safety
Counties & Townships, Vice-chair
Environment
Health Care Licenses, Vice-chair
Veterans' Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Verschoore served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Verschoore served on the following committees:

Issues

Death penalty

Verschoore voted to repeal the death penalty in Illinois in a narrow vote on January 6, 2011. He was originally going to vote against the repeal, but was convinced by the high cost ($20 million annually) of death penalty cases that the state should not have the death penalty.

“I was on both sides of this issue. But then you think of the potential cost savings of this bill, and the state needs all of the savings we can get,” Verschoore told the media. “Besides, my wife was on me to vote for it.”[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Verschoore won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 72. He defeated Glen Evans in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated Neil Anderson (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 72, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick J. Verschoore Incumbent 64.3% 28,675
     Republican Neil Anderson 35.7% 15,934
Total Votes 44,609


Illinois House of Representatives, District 72 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick J. Verschoore Incumbent 74.7% 6,305
Glen Evans 25.3% 2,132
Total Votes 8,437

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Verschoore won re-election to the 72nd District seat against Republican Mark Lioen.[5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 72 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Patrick Verschoore (D) 19,923 60.75%
Mark Lioen (R) 12,872 39.25%

He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Patrick Verschoore won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 72. He ran unopposed receiving 38,097 votes.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 72 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Patrick J. Verschoore (D) 38,097

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat Patrick Verschoore won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 72 receiving 26,548 votes.[7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 72 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Patrick Verschoore (D) 26,548

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Verschoore collected $339,029 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[8]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Patrick J. Verschoore's campaign in 2010
Illinois Democratic Party$27,563
Illinois Education Association$16,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters$15,000
Illinois Federation Of Teachers$13,600
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 137$13,000
Total Raised in 2010 $339,029

2008

In 2008, Verschoore collected $211,088 in donations.[9]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Illinois Pipe Trades $16,000
MidAmerican Energy $14,000
Ameren $7,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 501 $5,000
John Deere & Co. $5,000

Scorecards

Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

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."[10][11]

2012

Verschoore 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 55th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[11]

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