Ron Sandack

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Ron Sandack
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Illinois House of Representatives District 81
In office
January 9, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois State Senate District 21
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois
J.D.DePaul University
Office website
Campaign website
Ron Sandack is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 81 since 2013. He is a former member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 21 from 2011 to 2013.

Sandack was selected to fill the remainder of Daniel Cronin's term following his resignation.[1]


Campaign themes


Sandack's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Taxes
Excerpt: "I voted against and vehemently opposed the midnight tax increase of last year which hiked taxes 67% for residents and 47% for businesses. That increase came despite calls from me and colleagues to look for spending cuts before even uttering the term “tax increase.”"
  • Pension Reform
Excerpt: "The time for action is now. The five State pension funds supported by taxpayers are woefully underfunded and continue to crowd out room in the State budget for required State services like education, human services, transportation and emergency response."
  • Education
Excerpt: "To continue to provide our children with the quality of education they deserve, we need local control of our schools. Legislators should not be dictating how our local schools are run."
  • Level Playing Field
Excerpt: "This process of "corporate hostage negotiations" is never ending. Who is next? Abbott Labs? McDonald's? Phizer? State Farm? John Deere, Motorola?...etc. We need to lower taxes for ALL and grow the tax base and create new tax-payers."
  • Transparent Government
Excerpt: "This is your state. It belongs to you, its residents. Increasing public participation in, and awareness of, the issues and challenges we face will always be a continuing objective of mine."
  • Term Limits/Ethics
Excerpt: "We must put service back in public service. Public service should be honorable and recognized as a call to duty. It is a privilege to serve."
  • State Finances
Excerpt: "Those paying attention know our State's financials are a mess. If bills were sent to each Illinois household to cover the state’s debt the amount would be for $40,000."
  • Lean State Government
Excerpt: "When I was Mayor of Downers Grove we balanced every annual budget and worked to reduce the size and scope of government to focus it on truly necessary services."
  • Death Penalty
Excerpt: "I am co-sponsor of SB 2277 which would set up uniform criterion for the limited and reasoned use of the death penalty; only for the worst of the worst offenders."
  • Dream Act
Excerpt: "The Illinois Dream Act (SB 2185) is NOT an immigration bill. It does not grant any sort of legal citizenship and perhaps most importantly: It will not cost the Illinois taxpayers a dime to invest in these kids, many of whom have demonstrated that they are talented enough to be accepted into elite colleges and universities."
  • Smart Grid Legislation
Excerpt: "Electric service is like any other element of infrastructure – and we all depend upon consistent delivery of electricity while seeking ways to reduce cost. Smartgrid, does both. Perhaps most importantly, individual customers can opt out of receiving a new Smartgrid Electric meter … it’s your choice! "

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Ron Sandack endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development
Health Care Licenses
International Trade & Commerce
Labor & Commerce
Tollway Oversight
Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges
Legislative Audit Commission


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sandack served on these committees:



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sandack won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 81. He defeated Debbie Boyle in the March 20 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 81, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Sandack Incumbent 100% 38,796
Total Votes 38,796

Illinois House of Representatives, District 81 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Sandack Incumbent 54.3% 7,324
Debbie Boyle 45.7% 6,161
Total Votes 13,485


Sandack and his wife, Kevan, have two children.


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."[7][8]


Sandack received a score of 100.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of A+ according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Renee Kosel (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 81
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Daniel Cronin (R)
Illinois Senate District 21
Succeeded by
Michael Connelly (R)