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{{tnr}}'''Sheila Simon''', (b. March 13, 1961) is the 46th and current [[Lieutenant Governor of Illinois]]. A [[Democrat]], she was first elected to the office on [[Illinois lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010|November 2, 2010]] on a ticket with former Lt. Gov. [[Pat Quinn]].<ref name=elect>[http://www.elections.il.gov/electioninformation/VoteTotalsList.aspx?ElectionType=GE&ElectionID=29&SearchType=OfficeSearch&OfficeID=5370&QueryType=Office& ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' General election - 11/2/2012," accessed April 20, 2012]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Sheila Simon''', (b. March 13, 1961) is the 46th and current [[Democratic]] [[Lieutenant Governor of Illinois]]. Simon was first elected to the office on [[Illinois lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010|November 2, 2010]], on a ticket with former Lieutenant Governor and current [[Governor of Illinois|Illinois Governor]] [[Pat Quinn]].<ref name=elect>[http://www.elections.il.gov/electioninformation/VoteTotalsList.aspx?ElectionType=GE&ElectionID=29&SearchType=OfficeSearch&OfficeID=5370&QueryType=Office& ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' General election - 11/2/2012," accessed April 20, 2012]</ref>
  
Simon only joined the 2010 gubernatorial ticket after [[Scott Lee Cohen]], who won the Democratic primary, withdrew amid allegations of domestic abuse, steroid use, and failure to pay child support. The Illinois Democratic State Central Committee then chose Simon for the ticket over state Rep. [[Art Turner]], who had come in second to Cohen in the primary.<ref> [http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2010/03/27/simon_wins_dem_nomination_for_illinois_lt_gov/ ''Boston.com,'' "Ill. Democrats choose nominee after scandal," March 27, 2010] </ref>
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Simon only joined the 2010 gubernatorial ticket after [[Scott Lee Cohen]], who won the Democratic primary, withdrew amid allegations of domestic abuse, steroid use and failure to pay child support. The Illinois Democratic State Central Committee then chose Simon for the ticket over state Rep. [[Art Turner]], who had come in second to Cohen in the primary.<ref> [http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2010/03/27/simon_wins_dem_nomination_for_illinois_lt_gov/ ''Boston.com,'' "Ill. Democrats choose nominee after scandal," March 27, 2010] </ref>
  
Although Simon is eligible for re-election as lieutenant governor in 2014, she has opted not to run for another term. Instead, she is seeking the office of [[Illinois Comptroller|state comptroller]].<ref> [http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Felsenthal-Files/March-2013/Q-A-Lieutenant-Governor-Sheila-Simon/ ''Chicago Magazine,'' "What Happens After Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon Quits Pat Quinn’s Team," March 26, 2013] </ref> She {{2014isseeking}} the [[Democratic]] nomination in the primary. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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Simon was eligible for re-election as lieutenant governor in [[Illinois Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014|2014]], but she opted to seek the office of [[Illinois Comptroller|state comptroller]] instead.<ref> [http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Felsenthal-Files/March-2013/Q-A-Lieutenant-Governor-Sheila-Simon/ ''Chicago Magazine,'' "What Happens After Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon Quits Pat Quinn’s Team," March 26, 2013] </ref> She secured the [[Democratic]] nomination in the primary on March 18, for a general election match-up against [[Republican]] incumbent [[Judy Baar Topinka]]. {{Defeated2014}}
  
Born into a political family, her father, Paul Simon, was a U.S. Senator and also served as [[Lieutenant Governor of Illinois]], and her mother, Jeanne Hurley Simon, was a state representative.  
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Born into a political family, Simon's father, Paul Simon, was a U.S. Senator and also served as [[Lieutenant Governor of Illinois]]; Her mother, Jeanne Hurley Simon, was a state representative.  
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
A lawyer by profession, Simon was a Staff Attorney at the Domestic Violence Clinic at Southern Illinois University from 1998-2000. She was also Prosecutor of Jackson County from 1994-1998, an Attorney with the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, and Faculty Member at the Southern Illinois University School of Law.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/122134/sheila-simon#.UFoMgFH-2So '' Project Vote Smart,'' "Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon's Biography," accessed September 19, 2012]</ref>
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A lawyer by profession, Simon was a Staff Attorney at the Domestic Violence Clinic at Southern Illinois University from 1998-2000. She was also Prosecutor of Jackson County from 1994-1998, an Attorney with the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation and Faculty Member at the Southern Illinois University School of Law.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/122134/sheila-simon#.UFoMgFH-2So '' Project Vote Smart,'' "Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon's Biography," accessed September 19, 2012]</ref>
  
 
Simon is the daughter of former Senator Paul Simon.<ref name="nominee">[http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/28/us/politics/28illinois.html?_r=0 '' New York Times,'' "Illinois Democratic Party Chooses a Familiar Name as Lieutenant Governor Nominee," March 27, 2010]</ref>
 
Simon is the daughter of former Senator Paul Simon.<ref name="nominee">[http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/28/us/politics/28illinois.html?_r=0 '' New York Times,'' "Illinois Democratic Party Chooses a Familiar Name as Lieutenant Governor Nominee," March 27, 2010]</ref>
  
 
=== Education===
 
=== Education===
*Bachelors, University of Wittenberg, 1983
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*Bachelor's, University of Wittenberg, 1983
*JD, Georgetown University, 1987
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*J.D., Georgetown University, 1987
  
 
==Political career==
 
==Political career==
 
=== Lieutenant Governor (2010-Present)===
 
=== Lieutenant Governor (2010-Present)===
Simon was selected by Democratic Party leaders to share a ticket with Gov. [[Pat Quinn]] in March 2010. With Quinn's endorsement, Simon won the vote of the state's 38 member central committee. Votes had selected [[Scott Lee Cohen]] the month before, but Cohen soon resigned due to questions surrounding charges of domestic battery, unpaid child support, and steroid usage.<ref name="nominee"/>
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Simon was selected by Democratic Party leaders to share a ticket with Gov. [[Pat Quinn]] in March 2010. With Quinn's endorsement, Simon won the vote of the state's 38 member central committee. Votes had selected [[Scott Lee Cohen]] the month before, but Cohen soon resigned due to questions surrounding charges of domestic battery, unpaid child support and steroid usage.<ref name="nominee"/>
  
The Quinn/Simon ticket narrowly defeated Republicans [[Bill Brady]] and Jason Plummer in the November 2010 general election.
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The Quinn/Simon ticket narrowly defeated Republicans [[Bill Brady]] and [[Jason Plummer]] in the November 2010 general election.
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois state executive official elections, 2014]]'' and ''[[Illinois down ballot state executive elections, 2014]]''
  
Simon announced in February 2013 she would not run for re-election as [[Lieutenant Governor of Illinois]] in 2014 but rather seek a new office that would allow her to have a "greater impact." <ref> [http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-02-13/news/chi-lt-gov-simon-will-not-run-again-for-the-office-20130213_1_lieutenant-governor-democrat-sheila-simon-pat-quinn ''Chicago Tribune,'' "Simon will not run again for lieutenant governor," February 13, 2013] </ref>  At the time of Simon's announcement, the AG seat was thought to be opened in 2014 by incumbent [[Lisa Madigan]]'s (D) long-anticipated run for governor. Despite the hype, Madigan decided to run for re-election as attorney general instead of pursuing the gubernatorial bid, and Simon later stated her intention to run for the office of [[Illinois Comptroller|state comptroller]].<ref>[http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/08/24/2014-governor-candidates-to-choose-running-mates/ ''CBS Local - Chicago,'' "2014 Governor Candidates To Choose Running Mates," August 24, 2013]</ref>
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Simon announced in February 2013 she would not run for re-election as [[Lieutenant Governor of Illinois]] in 2014 but rather seek a new office that would allow her to have a "greater impact."<ref> [http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-02-13/news/chi-lt-gov-simon-will-not-run-again-for-the-office-20130213_1_lieutenant-governor-democrat-sheila-simon-pat-quinn ''Chicago Tribune,'' "Simon will not run again for lieutenant governor," February 13, 2013] </ref>  At the time of Simon's announcement, the attorney general seat was expected to be open in 2014 owing to incumbent [[Lisa Madigan]]'s (D) long-anticipated run for governor. Despite the hype, Madigan decided to run for re-election as attorney general instead of pursuing the gubernatorial bid, and Simon later filed as a candidate for [[Illinois Comptroller|state comptroller]], challenging first-term incumbent comptroller, [[Judy Baar Topinka]], a [[Republican]] and former two-term [[Illinois Treasurer|state treasurer]].<ref>[http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/08/24/2014-governor-candidates-to-choose-running-mates/ ''CBS Local - Chicago,'' "2014 Governor Candidates To Choose Running Mates," August 24, 2013]</ref>  
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Simon ran unopposed in the March 18 [[Democratic]] primary. She was defeated by [[Republican]] incumbent [[Judy Baar Topinka]] in the general election on November 4, 2014. [[Libertarian]] [[Julie Fox]] {{2014is}} also on the ballot.
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*[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sheila-simon/ Column archive] at ''The Huffington Post''
 
*[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sheila-simon/ Column archive] at ''The Huffington Post''
 
*[http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/tag/sheila-simon/ Collected news and commentary] at the ''CBS St. Louis''
 
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Sheila Simon
Sheila Simon.jpg
Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2011
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorPat Quinn (D)
Compensation
Base salary$135,669
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Campaign $$237,076
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
Carbondale City Council
2003 – 2007
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wittenberg (1983)
J.D.Georgetown University School of Law (1987)
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Sheila Simon, (b. March 13, 1961) is the 46th and current Democratic Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. Simon was first elected to the office on November 2, 2010, on a ticket with former Lieutenant Governor and current Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.[1]

Simon only joined the 2010 gubernatorial ticket after Scott Lee Cohen, who won the Democratic primary, withdrew amid allegations of domestic abuse, steroid use and failure to pay child support. The Illinois Democratic State Central Committee then chose Simon for the ticket over state Rep. Art Turner, who had come in second to Cohen in the primary.[2]

Simon was eligible for re-election as lieutenant governor in 2014, but she opted to seek the office of state comptroller instead.[3] She secured the Democratic nomination in the primary on March 18, for a general election match-up against Republican incumbent Judy Baar Topinka. Sheila Simon lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Born into a political family, Simon's father, Paul Simon, was a U.S. Senator and also served as Lieutenant Governor of Illinois; Her mother, Jeanne Hurley Simon, was a state representative.

Biography

A lawyer by profession, Simon was a Staff Attorney at the Domestic Violence Clinic at Southern Illinois University from 1998-2000. She was also Prosecutor of Jackson County from 1994-1998, an Attorney with the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation and Faculty Member at the Southern Illinois University School of Law.[4]

Simon is the daughter of former Senator Paul Simon.[5]

Education

  • Bachelor's, University of Wittenberg, 1983
  • J.D., Georgetown University, 1987

Political career

Lieutenant Governor (2010-Present)

Simon was selected by Democratic Party leaders to share a ticket with Gov. Pat Quinn in March 2010. With Quinn's endorsement, Simon won the vote of the state's 38 member central committee. Votes had selected Scott Lee Cohen the month before, but Cohen soon resigned due to questions surrounding charges of domestic battery, unpaid child support and steroid usage.[5]

The Quinn/Simon ticket narrowly defeated Republicans Bill Brady and Jason Plummer in the November 2010 general election.

Proposal to eliminate lt. governor office

On April 11, 2013, the Illinois House of Representatives approved a proposal seeking to eliminate the position of lieutenant governor by constitutional amendment. In order for the measure to be passed, it must win approval of both the State Senate and Illinois voters. If the proposal is approved in a statewide public vote, the office will remain intact for one final term following the 2014 election.[6]

Carbondale City Council (2003-2007)

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois state executive official elections, 2014 and Illinois down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Simon announced in February 2013 she would not run for re-election as Lieutenant Governor of Illinois in 2014 but rather seek a new office that would allow her to have a "greater impact."[7] At the time of Simon's announcement, the attorney general seat was expected to be open in 2014 owing to incumbent Lisa Madigan's (D) long-anticipated run for governor. Despite the hype, Madigan decided to run for re-election as attorney general instead of pursuing the gubernatorial bid, and Simon later filed as a candidate for state comptroller, challenging first-term incumbent comptroller, Judy Baar Topinka, a Republican and former two-term state treasurer.[8]

Simon ran unopposed in the March 18 Democratic primary. She was defeated by Republican incumbent Judy Baar Topinka in the general election on November 4, 2014. Libertarian Julie Fox was also on the ballot.

Results

Illinois Controller, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Baar Topinka Incumbent 49.6% 1,775,983
     Democratic Sheila Simon 45.7% 1,636,593
     Libertarian Julie Fox 4.8% 170,534
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0% 176
Total Votes 3,583,286
Election Results via Illinois State Board of Elections.

2010

See also: Illinois lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010 and Lieutenant Governor elections, 2010

Simon was elected on a ticket with Pat Quinn. The pair defeated Bill Brady/Jason Plummer (R), Rich Whitney/Don W. Crawford (G), Lex Green/Ed Rutledge (L) and Scott Lee Cohen/Baxter B. Swilley (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[1]

Governor and Lt. Governor of Illinois, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPat Quinn & Sheila Simon Incumbent 46.8% 1,745,219
     Republican Bill Brady & Jason Plummer 45.9% 1,713,385
     Independent Scott Lee Cohen & Baxter Swilley 3.6% 135,705
     Green Rich Whitney & Don Crawford 2.7% 100,756
     Libertarian Lex Green & Ed Ruthledge 0.9% 34,681
     None Write-in 0% 243
Total Votes 3,729,989

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Simon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Simon raised a total of $237,076 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.[9]

Sheila Simon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Lieutenant Governor of Illinois Not up for election $237,076
2010 Lieutenant Governor of Illinois Won $0*
Grand Total Raised $237,076
*Simon's running mate, Pat Quinn, raised $24,000,701 for their joint ticket in 2010.[10]

2010

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Preceded by
Pat Quinn (D)
Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
January 10, 2011 - Present
Succeeded by
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