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Sue Rezin
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Illinois State Senate District 38
In office
December 2010 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 5
Assistant Minority Leader, Illinois State Senate
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedDecember 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sAugustana College
ProfessionCo-owner/Manager, Real Estate Company
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Sue Rezin is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 38. She was first appointed to the chamber in 2010. She was initially elected to District 75 of the Illinois House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010 elections, but was selected to replace Sen. Gary Dahl in December and never served in the House.[1] She currently serves as Assistant Minority Leader.

Rezin's professional experience includes managing her family's real estate company.


Campaign themes


Rezin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Repeal Quinn Tax
Excerpt: "I will continue to fight to repeal the Democrat's lame duck tax increase, which has resulted in Illinois losing tens of thousands of jobs. Due to the tax increase, businesses and citizens are leaving Illinois at an alarming rate."
  • Jobs Plan
Excerpt: "Illinois' path to solvency starts with a successful jobs plan. Today, Illinois faces a catastrophe…with profound implications for the next generation – a fiscal crisis that is unprecedented in state history."
  • A True Reformer
Excerpt: "Rezin appointed to serve on the Unemployment Insurance Task Force to identify and recommend policy alternatives to address the burgeoning debt plaguing the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund."

Presidential preference


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

Sue Rezin endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rezin served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Energy, Minority Spokesperson
Financial Institutions
Local Government
Public Pensions & State Investments, Co-chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rezin served on these committees:



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Rezin won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 38. Rezin was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012, and defeated Christine Benson (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Illinois State Senate, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSue Rezin Incumbent 53.8% 47,852
     Democratic Christine Benson 46.2% 41,098
Total Votes 88,950


Rezin defeated incumbent Democrat Careen M. Gordon in the state's November 2, 2010 general election.[7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 75 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sue Rezin (R) 23,454 56.75%
Careen M. Gordon (D) 17,876 43.25%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rezin is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Rezin raised a total of $738,417 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[8]

Sue Rezin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 38 Won $352,897
2010 Illinois State House, District 75 Won $385,520
Grand Total Raised $738,417


Rezin won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Rezin raised a total of $352,897.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sue Rezin's campaign in 2012
Illinois Republican Party$30,012
Chicago Land Operators Joint Labor Management$30,000
Illinois Healthcare Association$25,000
Stand for Children$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$352,897
Source:Follow the Money


Rezin won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Rezin raised a total of $385,520.


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Illinois

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "impacted the social work profession and their clients."


In 2013, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 31.[10]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

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."[11][12]


Rezin received a score of 100.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of A+ according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[12]


Rezin and her husband, Keith, have four children. She serves on the boards of the Morris Hospital Foundation, We Care of Grundy County, and the Community Foundation of Greater Grundy County, for which she is also vice president. She is also a member of the Gary Dahl Charity Foundation Board, which supports non-profits in her district.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gary Dahl
Illinois Senate District 38
Succeeded by