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{{tnr}}'''Tim Bivins''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]]. Bivins was first elected in November of 2008. Before becoming a Senator, Bivins was the Sheriff for Lee County.
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{{tnr}}'''Tim Bivins''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 45. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
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==Biography==
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Bivins' professional experience includes working in law enforcement for 32 years.  He was Lee County Sheriff for 20 years and served as President of the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/101706/tim-bivins#.UwZIY0JdU78 ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Tim Bivins' Biography," accessed February 20, 2014]</ref><ref name=bio>[http://bivins.senategop.org/About/Biography.aspx ''Tim Bivins State Senator,'' "About Senator Bivins," accessed February 20, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bivins served on the following committees:<ref>[http://ilga.gov/senate/SenCommittees.asp?MemberID=1948 ''Illinois General Assembly,'' "Senator Tim Bivins," accessed February 20, 2014]</ref>
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Illinois
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Committee of the Whole
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|Chair3 = Minority Spokesperson
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|Chair4 = Minority Spokesperson
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|Committee2 = Criminal Law
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|Committee3 = Executive Appointments
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|Committee4 = Financial Institutions
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|Committee5 = Insurance
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|Committee6 = Licensed Activities and Pensions
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|Committee7 = Public Pensions & State Investments
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|Committee8 = Legislative Ethics Commission
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|Chair8 = Chair
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|Joint8 = Yes
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bivins has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bivins served on these committees:
* [[Appropriations Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Committee of the Whole, Illinois Senate]]
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|State = Illinois
* [[Criminal Law Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|year = 2011
* [[Executive Appointments Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Ranking Minority Member
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|Collapse = Yes
* Government Reform
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[Human Services Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Ranking Minority Member
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|Committee1 = Appropriations I
* [[Revenue Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Chair6 = Ranking Minority Member
* [[Legislative Ethics Commission, Illinois General Assembly|Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics]]
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|Chair4 = Ranking Minority Member
* Subcommittee on Amendments (Revenue)
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|Committee2 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee3 = Criminal Law
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|Committee4 = Executive Appointments
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|Committee5 = Government Reform
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|Joint5 = Yes
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|Committee6 = Human Services
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|Committee7 = Revenue
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|Committee8 = Legislative Ethics
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|Joint8 = Yes
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bivins served on these committees:
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bivins 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>
* [[Agriculture and Conservation Committee, Illinois State Senate|Agriculture and Conservation]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Appropriations Committee, Illinois State Senate|Appropriations I]]
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|State = Illinois
* [[Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate|Commerce]] '''Co-Chairman'''
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|year = 2009
* [[Criminal Law Committee, Illinois State Senate|Criminal Law]]
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|Collapse = Yes
* Government Reform
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[State Government & Veterans Affairs Committee, Illinois State Senate|State Government and Veterans Affairs]]<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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|Committee1 = Agriculture and Conservation
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|Chair1 =
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|Chair3 = Co-Chairman
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|Committee2 = Appropriations I
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|Committee3 = Commerce
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|Committee4 = Criminal Law
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|Committee5 = Government Reform
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|Joint5 = Yes
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|Committee6 = State Government & Veterans Affairs
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|Committee7 =
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}}
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2014====
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Bivins's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://bivins.senategop.org/Legislation/Issues.aspx ''Tim Bivins Illinois State Senator,'' "Issues," accessed February 20, 2014]</ref>
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*'''Budget'''
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:Excerpt: "Our state faces some major challenges, and one of the greatest is putting our fiscal house in order. Unless we are on a firm financial footing, Illinois can not possibly hope to be able to provide its citizens with necessary services. This is why I believe that we need to get our budget under control and repeal the income tax increase passed in January of 2011."
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*'''Business'''
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:Excerpt: "I also believe that working to promote a better business climate in Illinois is a fundamental part of building a strong and prosperous state. A better business climate is one that is fair to employers and leads to the creation of jobs for Illinois citizens. Building a better business climate will not only encourage businesses already located in Illinois to expand and grow, but will also attract new business and create new opportunities."
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*'''Reform'''
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:Excerpt: "I will continue to push for a responsible approach, for long overdue reforms to a system that clearly does not work. Someone has to stand up for the hard-working taxpayers of Illinois.'
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{IL SD45 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Bivins is running for re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] in District 45 in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]]. Bivins was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20 and is unopposed in the general election, which 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><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref>
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Bivins won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 45. Bivins was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20 and was unopposed 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," accessed February 20, 2014]</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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|Chamber= Illinois State Senate, District 45, General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|winner1 = Tim Bivins
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|votes1 = 78179
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}}
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
  
On November 4, 2008, Republican Tim Bivins won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate]] District 45 receiving 61,310 votes, ahead of Democrat Marty Mulcahey receiving 35,728 votes.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IL&y=2008 ''Illinois Senate election results for 2008'']</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Republican Tim Bivins won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate]] District 45 receiving 61,310 votes, ahead of Democrat Marty Mulcahey receiving 35,728 votes.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IL&y=2008 ''followthemoney.org,'' "Illinois Senate election results for 2008," accessed February 20, 2014]</ref>
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2008===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
In 2008, Bivins collected $787,224 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98612|2008 Bivins Campaign Donors]</ref>
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|Name = Bivins
 
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|Full name = Tim Bivins
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|year = 2008
 
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|Editdate = July 17, 2013
{{legislative donor box}}
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=9246 ''followthemoney.org'', "Bivins, Tim," accessed July 17, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
| Republican State Senate Campaign CMTE of Illinois
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|totalraised2012 = 84706
| align="right" | $398,734
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 45]]
| Illinois Republican Party
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|totalraised2010 = 88940
| align="right" | $112,652
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|result2010 = N/A
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|office2010 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 45]]
| Illinois Education Association
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|totalraised2008 = 787224
| align="right" | $37,000
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2008|Illinois State Senate, District 45]]
| Illinois Federation of Teachers
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}}
| align="right" | $16,380
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|-
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| Operating Engineers Local 150
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| align="right" | $15,000
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|-
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| Citizens for Sieben
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| align="right" | $12,125
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|-
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| Lee County Republican Central CMTE
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| align="right" | $6,000
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|-
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| Citizens for Frank Watson
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| align="right" | $6,000
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|-
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| Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Bruce Vincent & Diana Mendley Rauner
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Illinois State Medical Society
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Illinois Chamber of Commerce
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| align="right" | $4,000
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|-
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| Thomas D. Shaw
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| align="right" | $4,000
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|-
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| Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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| align="right" | $4,000
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|-
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| Illinois State Dental Society
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| align="right" | $3,000
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|-
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| Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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| align="right" | $3,000
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|-
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| Donald Burton
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| align="right" | $2,500
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|-
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| James D. Oberweis
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| align="right" | $2,500
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|-
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| Illinois Manufacturers Association
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| align="right" | $2,500
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|-
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| Illinois Construction Industry CMTE
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| align="right" | $2,500
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|}
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Bivins
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|full Name = Tim Bivins
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142827
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 84,706
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|org1 = At&T
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|org2 = Lee County Republican Central Cmte
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|org3 = Illinois Hospital Association
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|org4 = John Deere & Co
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|org5 = Monsanto
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|orgamount1 = 4000
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|orgamount2 = 3000
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|orgamount3 = 2000
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|orgamount4 = 2000
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|orgamount5 = 1850
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|}}
  
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Bivins
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|full Name = Tim Bivins
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117085
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 88,940
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|org1 = At&T
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|org2 = John Deere & Co
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|org3 = Walgreens
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|org4 = Lee County Republican Central Cmte
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|org5 = Exelon
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|orgamount1 = 3000
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|orgamount2 = 3000
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|orgamount3 = 2750
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|orgamount4 = 2500
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|orgamount5 = 2000
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|}}
  
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===2008===
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Bivins
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|full Name = Tim Bivins
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98612
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 787,224
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|org1 = Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte of Illinois
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|org2 = Illinois Republican Party
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|org3 = Illinois Education Association
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|org4 = Illinois Federation Of Teachers
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|org5 = Operating Engineers Local 150
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|orgamount1 = 398734
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|orgamount2 = 112652
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|orgamount3 = 37000
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|orgamount4 = 16380
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|orgamount5 = 15000
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|}}
  
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==Scorecards==
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===Illinois Opportunity Project===
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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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Bivins received a score of 85.71 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the 17th highest among all 59 members of the [[Illinois State Senate]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
  
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==Personal==
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Bivins and his wife, Terri, live in Dixon.  They have two children and seven grandchildren.<ref name=bio/>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Tim + Bivins + Illinois + Senate'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Tim + Bivins + Illinois + Senate'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Tim+Bivins+Illinois+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Tim Bivins News Feed}}
 
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==District 45==
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Bivins represents Illinois Senate District 45.  District 45 includes Northwest Illinois including the cities of Dixon and Freeport<ref>[http://www.ilchamber.org/Chamber_PAC/District_maps/legislative_dist_il.pdf "Illinois Chamber of * [[Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009]</ref>.
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==Personal==
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Tim is married to Terri Bivins.  They have two children and reside in Dixon, Illinois.
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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*[http://www.timbivins.com/ Tim Bivins' personal website]
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* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1737 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1737 Biography from the Illinois General Assembly]
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{{LegisLinks | votesmart = 101706 | c-span = | followthemoney = | worldcat = | fb =  | twitter =  | youtube = | linked =  | nndb = | wikipedia = Tim_Bivins }}
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=101706 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=101706 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98612 2008]
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* [http://www.statesurge.com/members/2740-tim-bivins-illinois Sen. Bivins on State Surge]
 
* [http://www.statesurge.com/members/2740-tim-bivins-illinois Sen. Bivins on State Surge]
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tim-bivins/16/8b2/894 Tim Bivins on LinkedIn]
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* [http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tim-bivins/16/8b2/894 Tim Bivins on LinkedIn]
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* Campaign Contributions via [http://www.followthemoney.org/ Follow the Money]: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142827 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117085 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98612 2008]
  
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 17:00, 20 February 2014

Tim Bivins
Tim Bivins.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 45
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Caucus Whip
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday1953
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tim Bivins is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 45. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Bivins' professional experience includes working in law enforcement for 32 years. He was Lee County Sheriff for 20 years and served as President of the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association.[1][2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bivins served on the following committees:[3]

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Criminal Law
Executive Appointments, Minority Spokesperson
Financial Institutions, Minority Spokesperson
Insurance
Licensed Activities and Pensions
Public Pensions & State Investments
Legislative Ethics Commission, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bivins served on these committees:[4]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Bivins's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[5]

  • Budget
Excerpt: "Our state faces some major challenges, and one of the greatest is putting our fiscal house in order. Unless we are on a firm financial footing, Illinois can not possibly hope to be able to provide its citizens with necessary services. This is why I believe that we need to get our budget under control and repeal the income tax increase passed in January of 2011."
  • Business
Excerpt: "I also believe that working to promote a better business climate in Illinois is a fundamental part of building a strong and prosperous state. A better business climate is one that is fair to employers and leads to the creation of jobs for Illinois citizens. Building a better business climate will not only encourage businesses already located in Illinois to expand and grow, but will also attract new business and create new opportunities."
  • Reform
Excerpt: "I will continue to push for a responsible approach, for long overdue reforms to a system that clearly does not work. Someone has to stand up for the hard-working taxpayers of Illinois.'

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Tim Bivins ran unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[6][7][8]

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Bivins won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 45. Bivins was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20 and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[9][10][11]

Illinois State Senate, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Bivins Incumbent 100% 78,179
Total Votes 78,179

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Tim Bivins won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 45 receiving 61,310 votes, ahead of Democrat Marty Mulcahey receiving 35,728 votes.[12]

Illinois State Senate, District 45 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Bivins (R) 61,310
Marty Mulcahey (D) 35,728

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bivins is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Bivins raised a total of $960,870 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[13]

Tim Bivins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 45 Won $84,706
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 45 Not up for election $88,940
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 45 Won $787,224
Grand Total Raised $960,870

2012

Bivins won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bivins raised a total of $84,706.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tim Bivins's campaign in 2012
At&T$4,000
Lee County Republican Central Cmte$3,000
Illinois Hospital Association$2,000
John Deere & Co$2,000
Monsanto$1,850
Total Raised in 2012$84,706
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bivins was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Bivins raised a total of $88,940.

2008

Bivins won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Bivins raised a total of $787,224.

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."[14][15]

2012

Bivins received a score of 85.71 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 17th highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[15]

Personal

Bivins and his wife, Terri, live in Dixon. They have two children and seven grandchildren.[2]

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