Toi Hutchinson

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Toi Hutchinson
Toi Hutchinson.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 40
In office
January 2009 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 6
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedJanuary 5, 2009
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois at Urbana
Date of birthMay 20, 1973
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Toi Hutchinson is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate. She was appointed on January 5, 2009[1] to fill out now Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson's unexpired term. Hutchinson was previously Halvorson's chief of staff. She is also a former Village Clerk of Olympia Fields, Illinois.

Hutchinson was a candidate for the special election to Illinois' 2nd congressional district. She was one of five Democratic candidate to file by the first in line deadline, and she will appear fourth on the ballot as a result of the ballot position lottery.[2][3] She withdrew on February 17, 2013 and endorsed Robin Kelly.[4]

Hutchinson graduated with her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole


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

  • Subcommittee on Tax Credits, Vice Chair


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hutchinson served on these committees:[5]



See also: Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013

Hutchinson sought election to the U.S. House in Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election in 2013 to fill the seat of Jesse Jackson, Jr. who had resigned. She withdrew on February 17, 2013 and endorsed Robin Kelly.[4]


On January 28, 2013, Hutchinson received the endorsement of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.[6]


See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Hutchinson won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 40. Hutchinson was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, and defeated Joseph C. Marshall (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Illinois State Senate, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngToi Hutchinson Incumbent 59.8% 52,088
     Republican Joseph C. Marshall 40.2% 34,952
Total Votes 87,040


See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2010

Hutchinson won re-election to the 40th District Seat in the Illinois State Senate against Republican Adam Baumgartner.[9]

Illinois State Senate, District 40 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Toi Hutchinson (D) 34,149 55.19%
Adam Baumgartner (R) 27,727 44.81%

The election took place on November 2, 2010. Hutchinson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on February 2nd.[10]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Hutchinson received $1,364,502 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[11]



Illinois' 3rd Congressional District, Democratic primary
Poll Debbie Halvorson Toi HutchinsonRobin KellyNapoleon HarrisMel ReynoldsAnthony BealeOtherUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Normington-Petts (January 8-10)
GBA Strategies (January 3-7)
AVERAGES 20.5% 14% 11.5% 8% 7.5% 7.5% 3.5% 27.5% +/-4.65 450
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District 40

Hutchinson represents Illinois Senate District 40. District 40 includes Chicago Heights, Orland Park, and other Chicago suburbs in Kankankee and Will Counties[12].


Toi is married to Paul Hutchinson. They have three children and reside in Olympia Fields, Illinois.


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."[13][14]


Hutchinson received a score of 0.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the lowest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[14]

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