|Lieutenant Governor of Illinois|
|January 10, 2011|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Carbondale City Council|
|2003 – 2007|
|J.D.||Georgetown University School of Law (1987)|
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.
Simon is the daughter of former Senator Paul Simon.
- JD, Georgetown University, 1987
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.
The Quinn/Simon ticket narrowly defeated Republicans Bill Brady and Jason Plummer in the November 2010 general election.
Carbondale City Council (2003-2007)
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.
|Governor and Lt. Governor of Illinois, 2010|
|Democratic||Pat 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|
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|Sheila Simon's Campaign Contributions|
Governor and Lt. Governor of Illinois
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$19,945,166 (Republican)|
|Top 5 contributors||Service Employees Healthcare Illinois Indiana||$1,895,435|
|Democratic Governors Association||$1,862,932|
|Service Employees Illinois State Council||$1,376,455|
|Taxpayers for Quinn||$1,104,013|
|Service Employees International Union||$1,100,000|
- Official office page
- Official campaign website
- Sheila Simon on Pat Quinn's campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Illinois State Board of Elections, General election - 11/2/2012," accessed April 20, 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon's Biography," accessed September 19, 2012
- New York Times, "Illinois Democratic Party Chooses a Familiar Name as Lieutenant Governor Nominee," March 27, 2010
- Follow the Money.org
|Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
January 10, 2011 - Present
| Succeeded by|
State of Illinois
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