Ron Stephens, Illinois Representative

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Ron Stephens
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Illinois House of Representatives District 102
Former member
Term in office began
1985-91, 1993
Term in office ended
August, 2011
Political party Republican
Profession Pharmacist
Ron Stephens (b. February 19, 1948) was a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives. He represented the 102nd District from 1985-1991 and from 1993 - 2011. He served as an Assistant Minority Leader. He resigned in 2011 after a 2010 drunk driving arrest and changes in his district due to redistricting. The maps, drawn by state Democrats, drew him into the same district as John Cavaletto (R). His resignation allows Republicans to appoint a new representative, presumably residing in the new District 102.[1]

Stephens is a pharmacist. He is a member of the American Legion, Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Scouting, Illinois Pharmacist Association, Kiwanis, Lions, Metro-East Pharmacist Association, National Pharmacist Association, Optometrists, Shriners, and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Workers' Compensation

2009-2010

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

Issues

Civil Unions

On November 30, 2010, Rep Stephens explained his opposition to civil unions legislation in Illinois.[3]


Ron Stephens on Civil Unions














Elections

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Stephens won re-election to the 102nd District seat against Independent Deena Dailey. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 102 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ron Stephens (R) 26,797 71.32%
Deena Dailey (I) 10,776 28.68%


2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Ron Stephens won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 102. He ran unopposed receiving 47,232 votes.[5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 102 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ron Stephens (R) 47,232

2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Ron Stephens won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 102 receiving 30,192 votes.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 102 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ron Stephens (D) 30,192

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Stephens collected $213,758 in donations.[7]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Home Telephone Co. $8,450
37-2 Capital Corp. $7,550
Citizens to Elect Tom Cross $5,225
Ron Stephens $5,200
Emerald Glen Management Corp $5,130

DUI conviction

On the night of March 15, 2010, Stephens was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane usage. A breath test by Decatur police showed he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.101 percent. Stephens posted $100 bond and was released.

In response to the incident, Stephens stated, "I exercised poor judgment that evening, and I am truly sorry for my actions. I also regret having disappointed my family, friends and those I represent. I take full responsibility and stand ready to face the consequences of my actions."[8]

On May 11, Stephens pleaded guilty to DUI, was sentenced to one year supervision and has to pay $1,410 in fees and court costs. Additionally he was ordered to refrain from drinking for one year and his drivers license was suspended from April 30 to October 30.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 102
1993–2011
Succeeded by
Paul Evans