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William "Sam" McCann
William McCann.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 50
In office
January 12, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
William "Sam" McCann is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 50 since 2013. He previously represented District 49 from 2011 to 2013.

McCann owns and operates McCann Construction Company, a general contractor serving central Illinois and eastern Missouri. In 2007, he served as President of the Home Builders Association of Illinois; in 2004, he was President of the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association. McCann and his wife, Vicki, have two young children. He attended Lewis & Clark Community College and Blackburn College.

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Conservation, Minority Spokesperson
Committee of the Whole
Executive Appointments
Higher Education
Local Government


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



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

McCann won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 50. McCann defeated Gray Noll in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012 and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3][4]

Illinois State Senate, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam "Sam" McCann 100% 81,976
Total Votes 81,976

Illinois State Senate, District 50 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam McCann 63.4% 14,739
Gray Noll 36.6% 8,514
Total Votes 23,253


See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2010

McCann won in the November 2 general election against Deanna Demuzio.[5]

Illinois State Senate, District 49 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png William "Sam" McCann (R) 35,614 51.36%
Deanna Demuzio (D) 33,733 48.64%

The primary election was on February 2, 2010 and the general election was on November 2. Many political experts view the race between McCann and DeMuzio as one of the most expensive out of all contested in 2010[6].

McCann was endorsed by the Chicago Tribune.[7]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, McCann raised $1,026,656 in contributions. [8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte Of Illinois $428,352
Illinois Republican Party $184,985
Mccann Construction Co $54,823
Brahler Ii, Richard $47,356


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."[9][10]


McCann 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.[10]

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McCann and his wife Vikki have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Larry Bomke (R)
Illinois Senate District 50
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Deanna Demuzio
Illinois Senate District 49
Succeeded by
Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D)