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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=33351 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=33351 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=33351 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98801 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=200614&c=417388 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=200414&c=395981 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=200214&c=38941 2002]
 
 
*[http://www.housedem.state.il.us/members/ritar/index.htm Illinois House Democrats - Robert Rita]
 
*[http://www.housedem.state.il.us/members/ritar/index.htm Illinois House Democrats - Robert Rita]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142802 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116784 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98801 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=200614&c=417388 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=200414&c=395981 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=200214&c=38941 2002]
  
 
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Robert Rita
Robert Rita.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 28
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sMoraine Valley Community College, 1999
Personal
BirthdayOctober 2, 1969
Place of birthOaklawn, IL
ProfessionCook County Highway Department
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Robert Rita (b. October 2, 1969) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 28 since 2003.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-Public Safety
Business & Occupational Licenses, Chair
Consumer Protection
Executive, Vice-chair
Insurance
Mass Transit
Tollway Oversight, Chair
Legislative Audit Commission

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rita won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 28. Rita defeated Michael E. Mayden in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Rita Incumbent 100% 37,179
Total Votes 37,179


2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Rita won re-election to the 28th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 28 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Rita (D) 24,428 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Robert Rita won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 28. He ran unopposed receiving 38,054 votes.[5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 28 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Rita (D) 38,054

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat Robert Rita won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 28 receiving 23,809 votes ahead of Republican Christopher Newhall who received 4,315 votes.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 28 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Rita (D) 23,809
Christopher Newhall (R) 4,315

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Rita collected $149,489 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[7]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Rita's campaign in 2010
Service Employees Illinois State Council$10,500
Service Employees Healthcare Illinois Indiana$5,500
Alliance For Living PAC$5,100
Anheuser-Busch$4,000
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association$3,500
Total Raised in 2010 $149,489

2008

In 2008, Rita collected $226,142 in donations.[8]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Friends of Michael J. Madigan $24,395
Illinois Health Care Association $7,252
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $6,500
Illinois Federation of Teachers $6,000
Reynolds American $5,500
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $5,500
Comed $4,750
Illinois Pro-Choice $4,614
Chicago Teachers Union $3,500
Comcast $3,500
AFSCME Illinois Council 31 $3,150
Humana $3,150
Sprinkler Fitters Local 281 $3,000
Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association $3,000
AT&T $3,000
Illinois Education Association $2,727
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois $2,500
Construction & General Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity $2,500
Arlington Park $2,426
Illinois Funeral Directors Association $2,250

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."[9][10]

2012

Rita received a score of 25.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 97th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[10]

Personal

Rita's professional experience includes working as the Director of Illinois Township Officials of Cook County and the American Liberties Society, Dei Lucani. [11]

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