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  |Name = Sandy Cole
  political position  = Illinois House of Representatives District 62 |
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  |Position = Illinois House of Representatives District 62
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  |Tenure = 2007 - 2013
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  |Assumed office = 2007
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}}{{tnr}}'''Sandy Cole''' (b. December 29, 1953) is a [[Republican Party (United States)|Republican]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing the 62nd district since 2007.  She is also a [[sunshinereview:Lake County, Illinois|Lake County]] Board Commissioner and Lake County Forest Preserves Commissioner.
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|Prior office = Commissioner, Lake County Forest Preserves
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}}{{tnr}}{{Retired candidate submit info}}'''Sandy Cole''' (b. December 29, 1953) was a [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 62 from 2007 to 2013.  She is also a [[Lake County, Illinois|Lake County]] Board Commissioner and Lake County Forest Preserves Commissioner.
  
Cole worked as an Office Manager with Cole, Martin and Company from 1992-1996.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=59149 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Cole]</ref>
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Cole worked as an Office Manager with Cole, Martin and Company from 1992-1996. She graduated from Rockford College in 1976 with a B.S. in Graphic Arts with a minor in Mathematics; she also received a secondary education teaching certificate.<ref name="vs">[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=59149 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Cole]</ref><ref name="patch" />
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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When asked by the ''Grayslake Patch'' what her priorities upon re-election would be, she replied:<ref name="patch">[http://grayslake.patch.com/articles/election-2012-sandy-cole ''Grayslake Patch'', "Meet the Candidate: Sandy Cole for District 62 State Rep.," retrieved October 29, 2012.]</ref><br>
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''Key Issue 1: Jobs and small family-owned business retention and creation.''<br>
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''Key Issue 2: Property tax relief and reform.''<br>
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''Key Issue 3: Reduce government spending-spree and consolidate taxing districts.''<br>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cole served on the following committees:
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* [[Appropriations-General Service Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Appropriations-General Service]], Ranking Minority Member
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* [[Business & Occupational Licenses Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Business & Occupational Licenses]], Ranking Minority Member
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* [[Revenue & Finance Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Revenue & Finance]]
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cole served on the following committees:
 
* [[Adoption Reform Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Adoption Reform]]
 
* [[Adoption Reform Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Adoption Reform]]
 
* [[Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Educ Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education]]
 
* [[Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Educ Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education]]
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* [[Tollway Oversight Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Tollway Oversight]]
 
* [[Tollway Oversight Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Tollway Oversight]]
  
===Primary Bill Sponsor===
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/03/mitt-romney-announces-additional-illinois-endorsements ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Additional Illinois Endorsements," March 15, 2012]</ref>
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===Legislation===
 
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==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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Cole ran for re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012|Illinois House of Representatives]] District 62. Cole was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and was defeated by [[Sam Yingling]] (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013]</ref>
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====Endorsements====
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Cole's campaign website lists the following endorsements:<ref>[http://www.sandycole.net/ ''Sandy Cole'', "Endorsements," accessed October 25, 2012]</ref>
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*''The Chicago Tribune''
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*NRA
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*Italian American Political Coalition
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*Lake County Farm Bureau
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*Daily Herald
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===2010===
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::''See also:[[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
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Cole won re-election to the 62nd District seat against Democrat [[Rich Voltair]].<ref>[http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/results/illinois/house/index.html ''Chicago Sun-Times,'' "2010 Election Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2010GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results]</ref>
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Sandy Cole''' (R)
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| align="right" | '''20,010'''
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| align="center" | '''66.63%'''
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| align="right" | 10,020
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She defeated Paul Mitchell in the Republican primary on February 2nd by a margin of 4,344 to 2,675.  The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
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===2008===
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On November 4, 2008, Republican Sandy Cole won re-election to the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] District 62. She ran unopposed receiving 36,733 votes.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalSearch.aspx?id=22 ''Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2008'']</ref>
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===2006===
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On November 7, 2006, Republican Sandy Cole won re-election to the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] District 62 receiving 14,737 votes, ahead of Democrat Sharyn Elman who received 13,824 votes.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalSearch.aspx?id=19 ''Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2006'']</ref>
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| align="right" | '''22,544'''
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| colspan="2" | Sharyn Elman (D)
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| align="right" | 13,824
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==Personal==
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Cole and her husband, Steve, have three children.<ref name="vs" />
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==Campaign donors==
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===2010===
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In 2010, Cole collected $92,219 in campaign contributions.  The largest contributors are listed below:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IL&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the money - Illinois House 2010 donors]</ref>
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|org1 = Illinois Health Care Association
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|org2 = Citizens For Tom Cross
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|org3 = Illinois State Medical Society
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|org4 = Cole, Sandy
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|org5 = AT&T
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|orgdonor1 = $16,875
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|orgdonor2 = $5,920
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|orgdonor3 = $5,000
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|orgdonor4 = $4,759
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|orgdonor5 = $3,867
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In 2008, Cole collected $64,407 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98636|2008 Cole Campaign Donors]</ref>
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Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.
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| House Republican Organization of Illinois
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| Citizens for Sandy Cole
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| align="right" | $6,759
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| Sandy Cole
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| align="right" | $2,967
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| Comcast
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| Illinois State Medical Society
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==Scorecards==
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===Illinois Opportunity Project===
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::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
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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."<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/the-project/ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref><ref name="IOP">[http://illinoisopportunity.org/votecard/ Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
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Cole received a score of 75.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B- according to the IOP’s grading scale.  Her score was tied for the 12th highest among all 120 members of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?MemberID=1350 Illinois General Assembly - Representative Sandy Cole (R) 62nd District]  
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*[http://www.sandycole.net/ Campaign Website]
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*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sandy-cole/15/737/a32 Campaign LinkedIn page]
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*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1734 Illinois General Assembly - Representative Sandy Cole (R) 62nd District]  
 
**[http://www.ilga.gov/house/RepBills.asp?MemberID=1350 Bills] [http://www.ilga.gov/house/RepCommittees.asp?MemberID=1350 Committees]
 
**[http://www.ilga.gov/house/RepBills.asp?MemberID=1350 Bills] [http://www.ilga.gov/house/RepCommittees.asp?MemberID=1350 Committees]
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=59149 Project Vote Smart - Representative Sandy Cole (IL)] profile
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=59149 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=59149 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98636 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=200614&c=417204 2006]  
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98636 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=200614&c=417204 2006]  
  
 
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Sandy Cole
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Illinois House of Representatives District 62
Former member
In office
2007 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Commissioner, Lake County Forest Preserves
1996-present
Education
Bachelor'sRockford College, 1976
Associate'sWheeling High School
Personal
BirthdayDecember 29, 1953
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
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Sandy Cole (b. December 29, 1953) was a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 62 from 2007 to 2013. She is also a Lake County Board Commissioner and Lake County Forest Preserves Commissioner.

Cole worked as an Office Manager with Cole, Martin and Company from 1992-1996. She graduated from Rockford College in 1976 with a B.S. in Graphic Arts with a minor in Mathematics; she also received a secondary education teaching certificate.[1][2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

When asked by the Grayslake Patch what her priorities upon re-election would be, she replied:[2]

Key Issue 1: Jobs and small family-owned business retention and creation.
Key Issue 2: Property tax relief and reform.
Key Issue 3: Reduce government spending-spree and consolidate taxing districts.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Sandy Cole endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Legislation

Bill Name/Short Description Synopsis
HB0259 Plastic Bag Recycling Act Requires retailers that distribute plastic bags to consumers to implement a plastic bag collection and recycling program. Sets out plastic bag recycling program requirements. Provides that any retailer who knowingly violates the Act is guilty of a business offense punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000.

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cole ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 62. Cole was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and was defeated by Sam Yingling (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 62, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam Yingling 55.3% 20,994
     Republican Sandy Cole Incumbent 44.7% 16,978
Total Votes 37,972


Endorsements

Cole's campaign website lists the following endorsements:[7]

  • The Chicago Tribune
  • NRA
  • Italian American Political Coalition
  • Lake County Farm Bureau
  • Daily Herald

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cole won re-election to the 62nd District seat against Democrat Rich Voltair.[8][9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 62 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sandy Cole (R) 20,010 66.63%
Rich Voltair (D) 10,020 33.37%

She defeated Paul Mitchell in the Republican primary on February 2nd by a margin of 4,344 to 2,675. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Sandy Cole won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 62. She ran unopposed receiving 36,733 votes.[10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 62 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sandy Cole (R) 36,733

2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Sandy Cole won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 62 receiving 14,737 votes, ahead of Democrat Sharyn Elman who received 13,824 votes.[11]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 62 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sandy Cole (R) 22,544
Sharyn Elman (D) 13,824

Personal

Cole and her husband, Steve, have three children.[1]

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Cole collected $92,219 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[12]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sandy Cole's campaign in 2010
Illinois Health Care Association$16,875
Citizens For Tom Cross$5,920
Illinois State Medical Society$5,000
Cole, Sandy$4,759
AT&T$3,867
Total Raised in 2010 $92,219

2008

In 2008, Cole collected $64,407 in donations.[13]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
House Republican Organization of Illinois $17,435
Citizens for Sandy Cole $6,759
Sandy Cole $2,967
Comcast $2,000
Illinois State Medical Society $2,000

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."[14][15]

2012

Cole received a score of 75.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B- according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 12th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[15]

Recent news

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 62
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Sam Yingling (D)