|Illinois State Senate District 34|
|2013 - Present|
|January 11, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
Stadelman earned his B.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His professional experience includes working as a news anchor/reporter for WTVO-TV Channel 17.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Stadelman served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Appropriations I|
|• Commerce and Economic Development|
|• Higher Education|
|• Transportation, Vice chair|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Stadelman served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations II|
|• Committee of the Whole|
|• Human Services|
|• State Government & Veterans Affairs, Vice chair|
Stadelman's campaign website listed the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012
Stadelman won election 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, and defeated Frank Gambino (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois State Senate, District 34, General Election, 2012|
|Illinois State Senate, District 34 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Stadelman's campaign website listed the following endorsements:
- Nancy Kalchbrenner, Former President, Rockford Board of Education
- Mary Jo Powers, Rockford
- Stephen Goers, Rockford
Comprehensive donor information for Stadelman is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Stadelman raised a total of $476,996 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.
|Steve Stadelman's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Illinois State Senate, District 34||$476,996|
|Grand Total Raised||$476,996|
2012Stadelman won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Stadelman raised a total of $476,996.
|Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Steve Stadelman's campaign in 2012|
|Illinois Senate Democratic Fund||$233,501|
|Chicago Land Operators Joint Labor-Management||$20,000|
|Illinois Democratic Party||$19,116|
|Total Raised in 2012||$476,996|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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Stadelman is married and has four children.
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- Illinois State Senate
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- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Steve Stadelman on LinkedIn
- Campaign Twitter account
- Campaign YouTube
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- LinkedIn, "Steve Stadelman," accessed January 11, 2012
- Steve Stadelman, "Issues," accessed October 21, 2012
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed May 14, 2014
- Illinois Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Results," accessed May 15, 2014
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012
- Steve Stadelman, "Steve's Supporters," accessed October 21, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Stadelman, Steven (Steve)," accessed July 17, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
Dave Syverson (R)
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