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Mathias won re-election to the 53rd District seat against Democrat [[Linda Birnbaum]].<ref>[http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/results/illinois/house/index.html ''Chicago Sun-Times,'' "2010 Election Results"]</ref>  He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on February 2nd.  The general election took place on November 2, 2010.{{Votepercentbox |
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Mathias won re-election to the 53rd District seat against Democrat [[Linda Birnbaum]].<ref>[http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/results/illinois/house/index.html ''Chicago Sun-Times,'' "2010 Election Results," November 2, 2010]</ref>  He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on February 2nd.  The general election took place on November 2, 2010.{{Votepercentbox |
 
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Sidney Mathias
Sidney Mathias.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 53
Former member
In office
1999 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
President, Village of Buffalo Grove
1991-1999
Education
Bachelor'sRoosevelt University
J.D.DePaul University College of Law
Personal
Birthday1944
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Sidney Mathias is a former Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 53 from 1999 to 2013.

Mathias Attorney. Prior to his election to the House he served as President of the Village of Buffalo Grove from 1991-1999, and as Trustee from 1998-1999.

Mathias is a member of the Southeast Regional Planning Council - College of Lake County, Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce, Buffalo Grove Chamber of Commerce Member, and the Wheeling/Prospect Heights Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Sidney Mathias endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mathias ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 59. Mathias was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and was defeated by Carol Sente (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Sente Incumbent 56.2% 22,060
     Republican Sidney Mathias 43.8% 17,171
Total Votes 39,231

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mathias won re-election to the 53rd District seat against Democrat Linda Birnbaum.[6] He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Illinois House of Representatives, District 53 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sidney Mathias (R) 21,759 64.60%
Linda Birnbaum (D) 11,926 35.40%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Sidney Mathias won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 53 receiving 24,132 votes, ahead of Democrat Carol Javens (20,587 votes), and Rob Sherman (Green) who received 1,264 votes.[7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 53 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sidney Mathias (R) 24,132
Carol Javens (D) 20,587
Rob Sherman (G) 1,264

2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Sidney Mathias won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 53 receiving 18,751 votes ahead of Democrat Michael MacDonald who received 12,412 votes.[8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 53 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sidney Mathias (R) 18,751
Michael MacDonald (D) 12,412

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Mathias collected $77,429 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[9]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sidney Mathias's campaign in 2010
Illinois Republican Party$8,078
AT&T$2,293
Illinois State Bar Association$2,250
Comcast$2,000
Arlington Park$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $77,429

2008

In 2008, Mathias collected $314,627 in donations.[10]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Illinois Education Association $39,688
Illinois Republican Party $36,673
House Republican Organization of Illinois $29,708
Illinois State Medical Society $17,059
Illinois Pro-Choice $11,574

Personal

Mathias has a wife, Rita, and two children.[11]

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."[12][13]

2012

Mathias received a score of 62.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of C- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 34th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 53
1999 – 2013
Succeeded by
David Harris (R)