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* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1737 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
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Tim Bivins
Tim Bivins.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 45
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 6
Minority Caucus Whip
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
Office website
Campaign website
Tim Bivins is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 45. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Bivins' professional experience includes serving as the Sheriff of Lee County.

Committee assignments


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

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


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


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



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.[2][3][4]

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


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.[5]

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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2008, Bivins collected $787,224 in donations.[6]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Republican State Senate Campaign CMTE of Illinois $398,734
Illinois Republican Party $112,652
Illinois Education Association $37,000
Illinois Federation of Teachers $16,380
Operating Engineers Local 150 $15,000
Citizens for Sieben $12,125
Lee County Republican Central CMTE $6,000
Citizens for Frank Watson $6,000
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois $5,000
Bruce Vincent & Diana Mendley Rauner $5,000
Illinois State Medical Society $5,000
Illinois Chamber of Commerce $4,000
Thomas D. Shaw $4,000
Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association $4,000
Illinois State Dental Society $3,000
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $3,000
Donald Burton $2,500
James D. Oberweis $2,500
Illinois Manufacturers Association $2,500
Illinois Construction Industry CMTE $2,500


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."[7][8]


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.[8]


Bivins and his wife, Terri, have two children.

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