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Stefanie Linares

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Stefanie Linares
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Candidate for
Illinois State Senate, District 6
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana
J.D.John Marshall Law School
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
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Stefanie Linares is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 6 of the Illinois State Senate.

Biography

Linares practices law in Chicago. She is a board member of the Independent Attorneys of Illinois Association and a board member for the Chicago Family Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Police. Linares also tutors with the Tutoring Chicago Program.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Linares's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Unemployment
Excerpt: "According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state's unemployment rate is 9.2% - 1.9 percentage points above the national average of 7.3%. Nearly 1 million are unemployed or underemployed."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "In 2011, Illinois passed a record tax hike that raised personal income tax by 67% and corporate income taxes by 47%. Illinois' unpaid bills totaled $8.5 billion in 2011. Since the tax hike, Illinois gained $25.7 billion in new revenue. Now, three years after the tax hike, our unpaid bills total $9 billion."
  • Medicaid
Excerpt: "More than 200,000 Illinois Medicaid enrollees were found to be ineligible for the program - that's nearly 51 percent of people who are receiving Medicaid benefits."

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent John J. Cullerton ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Stefanie Linares ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Cullerton and Linares will face off in the general election.[3][4][5]

Personal

Linares lives in Old Town on the Near North Side of Chicago with her fiance, Ian.[1]

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