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Susan Sweeney
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Former candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives District 55
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolMaine South High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ProfessionSubstitute teacher
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Susan Sweeney was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 55 of the Illinois House of Representatives.

A resident of Park Ridge, Sweeney is a certified substitute teacher, and a former client manager for IBM. She received her B.S. in Health Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.[1]


Campaign themes


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

  • Economy
Excerpt: "...we need other state policies to become more business-friendly. For example, Illinois businesses pay 150% of the national average in workers' compensation costs. That is why Susan support real reform in these areas."
  • Tax Increase
Excerpt: " Susan has pledged to file a bill on day one to repeal Pat Quinn and Michael Madigan's crushing 67% income tax increase. Susan understands that we need to get Illinois back on track. Since its passage, the tax increase has cost Illinois thousands of jobs."
  • Pensions
Excerpt: "First, we need to start transitioning towards a defined-contribution system so that state employees have control over their own money. Second, we need to institute a pension cap so that no state employee makes more in a year of retirement than they made in their final year of employment."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Susan believes that education in Illinois needs to be more child-centric, results-driven, and parent-responsive. We must increase our utilization of metrics that show which programs increase student performance and which do not."



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sweeney ran for election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 55. A write-in candidate at first, Sweeney defeated Rosemary Mulligan -- who was set back by a controversy regarding ballot signatures -- in the March 20 Republican primary and was defeated Marty Moylan (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 55, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin J. Moylan 53.3% 21,321
     Republican Susan Sweeney 46.7% 18,711
Total Votes 40,032

Illinois House of Representatives, District 55 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Sweeney 98% 2,229
Rosemary Mulligan Incumbent 2% 46
Total Votes 2,275


Sweeney's campaign website listed the following endorsements:[6]

  • The Chicago Tribune
  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce
  • Stand For Children Illinois
  • Illinois Bankers Association

Personal life

Sweeney is a single mother of three children. She is an advocate for special needs children, and is active in numerous church charity concerns.[1]

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