|Illinois House of Representatives District 81|
|January 9, 2013 - Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Illinois State Senate District 21|
|Bachelor's||University of Illinois|
Sandack's campaign website listed the following issues:
- 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."
- 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! "
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:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Committee of the Whole|
|• Financial Institutions|
|• Licensed Activities|
|• Public Health|
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.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 81, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Ron Sandack Incumbent||100%||38,796|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 81 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Ron Sandack Incumbent||54.3%||7,324|
Sandack and his wife, Kevan, have two children.
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."
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.
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- Campaign website
- Legislative website
- Biography, bills and committees at the Illinois General Assembly
- Social media:
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Wikipedia
- Campaign contributions at Follow The Money
- Downers Grove Chronicle, "Sandack Chosen To Replace Cronin In State Senate," November 18, 2010
- Campaign website, Current Topics
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Additional Illinois Endorsements," March 15, 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 January 18, 2013
- Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013
Renee Kosel (R)
|Illinois House of Representatives District 81
| Succeeded by|
Daniel Cronin (R)
|Illinois Senate District 21
| Succeeded by|
Michael Connelly (R)