Steve Stadelman

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Steve Stadelman
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Candidate for
Illinois State Senate District 34
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Personal
ProfessionNews Anchor/Reporter
Websites
Campaign website
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Steve Stadelman is a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 34 of the Illinois State Senate.

Stadelman has been a news anchor/reporter for WTVO-TV Channel 17 since May 1987. He earned his BA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Stadelman's campaign website lists the following issues:[2]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Job creation and development are a top priority. Steve believes in an innovative approach to jobs, one that emphasizes the natural connection to education. The Rockford area continues to have one of the highest unemployment rates in the state, and Steve offers a series of strategies for creating jobs that also involves downtown redevelopment, transportation improvements and incentives for small businesses..."
  • The Budget
Excerpt: "Fixing budgetary problems requires a multifaceted approach. Steve believes in the collective bargaining rights of public employees, but he recognizes that reform must come from negotiation and the sharing of sacrifices. He will fight for budget solutions that benefit the middle class..."
  • Good Government
Excerpt: "As a television reporter and news anchor, Steve spent 25 years advocating for viewers’ interests and keeping a watchful eye on government. He will do the same for voters in the 34th District as State Senator. Steve believes in legislative accountability, and he supports abolishing the abused legislative scholarship program."
  • Education
Excerpt: "As the father of four children, Steve Stadelman has a specific interest in assuring high-quality public education. He will fight to get schools the resources they need. Steve believes that we need to do a better job of preparing our students for college and careers because there’s no better investment in our future."
  • Seniors
Excerpt: "Older adults deserve to have affordable and reliable health care, financial security and a dignified quality of life. Steve believes in the rights of seniors."

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Stadelman is running in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 34. Stadelman defeated Dan Lewandowski, Glenn Patterson and Marla Wilson in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012. Incumbent Dave Syverson is not running for re-election in District 34. Stadelman will face Republican Frank Gambino in the general on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Illinois State Senate Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stadelman 54.5% 5,878
Dan Lewandowski 24.1% 2,596
Marla Wilson 21.4% 2,305
Total Votes 10,779

Endorsements

Stadelman's campaign website lists the following endorsements:[6]

  • Nancy Kalchbrenner, Former President, Rockford Board of Education
  • Mary Jo Powers, Rockford
  • Stephen Goers, Rockford

Personal

Stadelman is married and has four children.

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