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  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure =1997 - Present
 
  |Tenure =1997 - Present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 12, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 14, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office =1997
 
  |Assumed office =1997
 
  |Political party =Democratic |Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
  |Political party =Democratic |Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
  |Leadership =  
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  |Leadership = Assistant Majority Leader
 
  |Years leadership =  
 
  |Years leadership =  
 
  |Leadership 2 =  
 
  |Leadership 2 =  
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  |Years leadership 5 =  
 
  |Years leadership 5 =  
 
  |Base salary = $67,836/year
 
  |Base salary = $67,836/year
  |Per diem = $132/day
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  |Per diem = $111/day
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = November 4, 2008
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  |Last election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = 1996
 
  |First elected = 1996
 
  |Term limits =  
 
  |Term limits =  
  |Next election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
 
  |Prior office =  
 
  |Prior office =  
 
  |Prior office years =  
 
  |Prior office years =  
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  |Religion =
 
  |Religion =
 
  |Office website =http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1645
 
  |Office website =http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1645
  |Campaign website =  
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  |Campaign website = http://www.link30.org/
 
  |Personal website = http://www.senatorlink30.com/
 
  |Personal website = http://www.senatorlink30.com/
}}{{tnr}}'''Terry Link''' is a [[Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]]. He has represented District 30 since 1997 and currently serves as a [[State Senate Majority Whip|Majority Whip]]. Link was re-elected in November of 2008 with his term expiring in 2012.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Terry Link''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 30 and serving as [[State Senate Majority Whip|Majority Whip]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.
  
Link graduated with his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout (Formerly Stout State).  Link is a former business owner and Director of Government Affairs for Johnson Controls.
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Link earned his Bachelor's from the University of Wisconsin-Stout (Formerly Stout State).  His professional experience includes owning a business and working as Director of Government Affairs for Johnson Controls.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Link served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Illinois
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|year = 2013
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|Collapse =
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Committee of the Whole
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|Chair3 = Vice-Chairperson
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|Chair2 =
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|Committee2 = Executive
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|Committee3 = Financial Institutions
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|Committee4 = Local Government
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|Committee5 = Transportation
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|Committee6 = Legislative Ethics Commission
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|Joint6 = Yes
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|Committee7 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Link has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Link served on these committees:
* [[Committee of the Whole, Illinois Senate]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Financial Institutions Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Vice Chair
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|State = Illinois
* [[Gaming Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Chair
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|year = 2011
* [[Human Services Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Local Government Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[State Government & Veterans Affairs Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Committee1 = Committee of the Whole
* [[Legislative Ethics Commission, Illinois General Assembly|Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics]]
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|Chair2 = Vice Chair
* Subcommittee on Public Safety, Vice Chair
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|Chair3 = Chair
* Subcommittee on Special Issues (Human Services)
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|Committee2 = Financial Institutions
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|Committee3 = Gaming
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|Committee4 = Human Services
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|Committee5 = Local Government
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|Committee6 = State Government & Veterans Affairs
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|Committee7 = Legislative Ethics
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|Joint7 = Yes
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Link served on these committees:
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Link served on these committees:<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009]</ref>
* [[Elections Committee, Illinois State Senate|Elections]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Financial Institutions Committee, Illinois State Senate|Financial Institutions]]
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|State = Illinois
* [[Gaming Committee, Illinois State Senate|Gaming]] '''Chairman'''
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|year = 2009
* [[Judiciary Committee, Illinois State Senate|Judiciary]]
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Local Government Committee, Illinois State Senate|Local Government]]<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009]</ref>.
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Elections
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|Chair1 =
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|Chair3 = Chairman
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|Committee2 = Financial Institutions
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|Committee3 = Gaming
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|Committee4 = Judiciary
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|Committee5 = Local Government
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|Committee6 =
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|Committee7 =
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}}
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
Link is running for election to the [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] in District 36 in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]]. Link is running unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref>
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Link won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] in District 30 in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]]. Link was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated [[Don Castella]] (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Collapse =
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|Chamber= Illinois State Senate, District 30, General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|party2= Republican
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|winner1 = Terry Link
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|Inc1 =
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|candidate2 = Don Castella
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|votes1 = 44274
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|votes2 = 22173
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}}
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Link
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|Full name = Terry Link
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|year = 1996
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|Editdate = July 17, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=2473 ''followthemoney.org'', "Link, Terry," accessed July 17, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 391932
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 30]]
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|totalraised2010 = 496520
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|result2010 = Lost
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|office2010 = [[Lieutenant Governor of Illinois|Illinois Lt. Governor]]
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|totalraised2008 = 540931
 +
|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2008|Illinois State Senate, District 30]]
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|totalraised2006 = 458041
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2006|Illinois State Senate, District 30]]
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|totalraised2004 = 289864
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|result2004 = N/A
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|office2004 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 30]]
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|totalraised2002 = 307577
 +
|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2002|Illinois State Senate, District 30]]
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|totalraised2000 = 712001
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|result2000 = Won
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|office2000 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2000|Illinois State Senate, District 30]]
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|totalraised1998 = 78910
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|result1998 = N/A
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|office1998 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 30]]
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|totalraised1996 = 165512
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|result1996 = Won
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|office1996 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 30]]
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}}
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Link
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|full Name = Terry Link
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142854
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 391,932
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|org1 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|org2 = Illinois Education Association
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|org3 = Lake County Federation of Teachers Local 504
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|org4 = Illinois Credit Union League
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|org5 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|orgamount1 = 30000
 +
|orgamount2 = 22000
 +
|orgamount3 = 11600
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|orgamount4 = 10650
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|orgamount5 = 10500
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|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Link
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|full Name = Terry Link
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116723
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|office= Illinois Lt. Governor
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|new = lost
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|party = Democratic
 +
|total raised = 496,520
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|org1 = Lake County Federation of Teachers Local 504
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|org2 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|org3 = Citizens for John Cullerton
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|org4 = Midwest Generation Eme
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|org5 = Illinois Federation of Teachers
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|orgamount1 = 29600
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|orgamount2 = 23500
 +
|orgamount3 = 20000
 +
|orgamount4 = 17400
 +
|orgamount5 = 11200
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|}}
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===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008, Link collected $540,931 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98739|2008 Link Campaign Donors]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Link  
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|full Name = Terry Link
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98739
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 540,931
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|org1 = Citizens for James M Houlihan
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|org2 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|org3 = Illinois Credit Union League
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|org4 = Illinois Education Association
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|org5 = Harrahs
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|orgamount1 = 30000
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|orgamount2 = 28000
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|orgamount3 = 12572
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|orgamount4 = 11000
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|orgamount5 = 7000
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|}}
  
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Link
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|full Name = Terry Link
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79793
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 458,041
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|org1 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|org2 = Illinois Senate Democratic Fund
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|org3 = Illinois Education Association
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|org4 = Illinois Credit Union League
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|org5 = Illinois Association of Mortgage Bankers
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|orgamount1 = 26000
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|orgamount2 = 16000
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|orgamount3 = 15500
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|orgamount4 = 14800
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|orgamount5 = 8000
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|}}
  
{{legislative donor box}}
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===2004===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2004
| Citizens for James M. Houlihan
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|name = Link
| align="right" | $30,000
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|full Name = Terry Link
|-
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71060
| Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|office= Illinois State Senate
| align="right" | $28,000
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|new = off
|-
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|party = Democratic
| Illinois Credit Union League
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|total raised = 289,864
| align="right" | $12,572
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
|-
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|org2 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
| Illinois Education Association
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|org3 = Illinois Federation Of Teachers
| align="right" | $11,000
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|org4 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
|-
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|org5 = Illinois Credit Union League
| Abbott Laboratories
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|orgamount1 = 11000
| align="right" | $7,000
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|orgamount2 = 10500
|-
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|orgamount3 = 9000
| Harrahs
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|orgamount4 = 7000
| align="right" | $7,000
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|orgamount5 = 6500
|-
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|}}
| Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
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| align="right" | $6,900
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|-
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| Midwest Energy
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| align="right" | $6,900
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|-
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| Community Bankers Association of Illinois
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| align="right" | $6,500
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|-
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| Midwest Energy
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| align="right" | $6,000
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|-
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| Lake County Federation of Teachers Local 504
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| align="right" | $5,900
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|-
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| Comed
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| align="right" | $5,650
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|-
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| Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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| align="right" | $5,500
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|-
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| Altria
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| align="right" | $5,500
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|-
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| Illinois Health Care Association
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| align="right" | $5,500
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|-
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| Illinois State Bar Association
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| align="right" | $5,250
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|-
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| Agents Insurance Services
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Cottonwood Financial LTD
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Illinois Association of Mortgage Bankers
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| align="right" | $4,825
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|-
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| Bluestar Energy Services
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| align="right" | $4,650
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|}
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===2002===
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{{SLP donor box 2002
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|name = Link
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|full Name = Terry Link
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=3844
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 307,577
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Illinois Democratic Party
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|org3 = Illinois Council on Long Term Care
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|org4 = Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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|org5 = Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
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|orgamount1 = 18130
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|orgamount2 = 16228
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|orgamount3 = 11000
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|orgamount4 = 10000
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|orgamount5 = 8100
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|}}
  
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===2000===
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{{SLP donor box 2000
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|name = Link
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|full Name = Terry Link
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30499
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 712,001
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|org1 = Illinois Democratic Party
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|org2 = Illinois Education Association
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|org3 = Illinois Federation of Teachers
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|org4 = Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte
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|org5 = Illinois Pro-Choice
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|orgamount1 = 223980
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|orgamount2 = 52905
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|orgamount3 = 45816
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|orgamount4 = 30000
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|orgamount5 = 23102
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|}}
  
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===1998===
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{{SLP donor box 1998
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|name = Link
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|full Name = Terry Link
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30150
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 78,910
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|org1 = Link, Terry
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|org2 = Democratic Party of Il
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|org3 = Il Lawpac-Isba
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|org4 = Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 93
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|org5 = Prairie Material Sales Inc-Prairie Group
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|orgamount1 = 5000
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|orgamount2 = 4000
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|orgamount3 = 3000
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|orgamount4 = 2500
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|orgamount5 = 2000
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|}}
  
==Recent news==
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===1996===
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Terry + Link + Illinois + Senate'''
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{{SLP donor box 1996
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
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|name = Link
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Terry+Link+Illinois+Senate&um=Mary&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=Mary0|title=Terry Link News Feed</rss>
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|full Name = Terry Link  
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29753
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 165,512
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|org1 = Citizens for a Democratic Senate
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|org2 = Lake County Federation of Teachers Local 504
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|org3 = Link, Terry
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|org4 = Friends of Howard Carroll
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|org5 = Lake County Building & Construction Trades Council
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|orgamount1 = 99313
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|orgamount2 = 10500
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 4850
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|orgamount5 = 2950
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|}}
  
==District 30==
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==Scorecards==
 
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===Illinois Opportunity Project===
Link represents Illinois Senate District 30.  District 30 includes the Northeast Chicago suburbs of Lake Bluff and Libertyville<ref>[http://www.ilchamber.org/Chamber_PAC/District_maps/legislative_dist_neil.pdf "Illinois Chamber of * [[Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009]</ref>.
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::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
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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."<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/the-project/ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref><ref name="IOP">[http://illinoisopportunity.org/votecard/ Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
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====2012====
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Link received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the 37th highest among all 59 members of the [[Illinois State Senate]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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Terry and his wife, Susan, have four children.
  
Terry is married to Susan Link.  They have four children and reside in Vernon Hills, Illinois.
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==Recent news==
 
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Terry + Link + Illinois + Senate'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Terry+Link+Illinois+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Terry Link News Feed</rss>
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
* [http://www.senatorlink30.com/ Sen. Link's Legislative website]
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* [http://www.link30.org/ Campaign website]
* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1645 Biography from the Illinois General Assembly]
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* [http://www.senatorlink30.com/ Legislative website]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=9519 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1645 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=9519 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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{{LegisLinks | votesmart = 9519 | c-span = | followthemoney = | fb =  | twitter =  | wikipedia = Terry_Link }}
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98739 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79793 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71060 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=3844 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30499 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30150 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29753 1996]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142854 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116723 2010 Lt. Governor], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116911 2010 Senate], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98739 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79793 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71060 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=3844 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30499 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30150 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29753 1996]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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[[Category:Illinois]]
 
[[Category:Illinois]]
 
[[Category:Democratic Party]]
 
[[Category:Democratic Party]]
{{Slpcandidate|Year=2012|Status=incumbent|Chamber=State Senate|Primary=Y|Redistricting=|Open=}}
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{{Slpcandidate|Year=2012|Status=incumbent|Chamber=State Senate|Primary=W|General=W|Open=}}

Revision as of 11:36, 17 July 2013

Terry Link
Terry Link.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 30
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Majority Leader
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sStout State University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 20, 1947
Place of birthWaukegan, Illinois
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Terry Link is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 30 and serving as Majority Whip. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Link earned his Bachelor's from the University of Wisconsin-Stout (Formerly Stout State). His professional experience includes owning a business and working as Director of Government Affairs for Johnson Controls.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Executive
Financial Institutions, Vice-Chairperson
Local Government
Transportation
Legislative Ethics Commission

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Link served on these committees:[1]

Issues

Gaming license

On December 1, 2010, the Illinois Senate voted 31-20 in favor of a plan that allows for five additional casinos and electronic gaming at horse track facilities, increasing the number of licenses for casinos in the state to 15.

Under the plan, new casinos would operate in Chicago, southern Cook County, Danville, Rockford and Waukegan.

"Is it a huge expansion? Yes, I'm not going to deny it. But we have a huge deficit in the state of Illinois, we have got huge problems in the state of Illinois, so you don't look at little things to fix it, you look at big things to fix it," said the bill's sponsor, Sen. Terry Link, D-Waukegan.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Link won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in District 30 in the 2012 election. Link was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated Don Castella (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Illinois State Senate, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTerry Link 66.6% 44,274
     Republican Don Castella 33.4% 22,173
Total Votes 66,447

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Terry Link won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 30 receiving 42,407 votes, ahead of Republican Keith Gray receiving 30,771 votes.[6]


Illinois State Senate, District 30 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Terry Link (D) 42,407
Keith Gray (R) 23,141



Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Link is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Link raised a total of $3,441,288 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[7]

Terry Link's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 30 Won $391,932
2010 Illinois Lt. Governor Defeated $496,520
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 30 Won $540,931
2006 Illinois State Senate, District 30 Won $458,041
2004 Illinois State Senate, District 30 Not up for election $289,864
2002 Illinois State Senate, District 30 Won $307,577
2000 Illinois State Senate, District 30 Won $712,001
1998 Illinois State Senate, District 30 Not up for election $78,910
1996 Illinois State Senate, District 30 Won $165,512
Grand Total Raised $3,441,288

2012

Link won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Link raised a total of $391,932.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Terry Link's campaign in 2012
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois$30,000
Illinois Education Association$22,000
Lake County Federation of Teachers Local 504$11,600
Illinois Credit Union League$10,650
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association$10,500
Total Raised in 2012$391,932
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Link lost the election for the Illinois Lt. Governor in 2010. During that election cycle, Link raised a total of $496,520.

2008

Link won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Link raised a total of $540,931.

2006

Link won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Link raised a total of $458,041.

2004

Link was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Link raised a total of $289,864.

2002

Link won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Link raised a total of $307,577.

2000

Link won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Link raised a total of $712,001.

1998

Link was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Link raised a total of $78,910.

1996

Link won election to the Illinois State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Link raised a total of $165,512.

Scorecards

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."[8][9]

2012

Link received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 37th highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[9]

Personal

Terry and his wife, Susan, have four children.

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