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{{tnr}}'''William "Sam" McCann''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 50. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
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{{tnr}}'''William "Sam" McCann''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing [[Illinois State Senate District 50|District 50]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
 
McCann's professional experience includes owning and operating McCann Construction Company, serving as President of the Home Builders Association of Illinois and President of the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association.
 
McCann's professional experience includes owning and operating McCann Construction Company, serving as President of the Home Builders Association of Illinois and President of the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association.
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
McCann won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|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 [[State legislative elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]].<ref>[http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/district-59360-dove-state.html ''thetelegraph.com'', "Republican announces candidacy for 50th Senate seat," September 14, 2011]</ref><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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McCann won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|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 [[State legislative elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]].<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/district-59360-dove-state.html ''thetelegraph.com'', "Republican announces candidacy for 50th Senate seat," September 14, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'', "Candidate List," accessed 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 May 14, 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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:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2010]]''
  
McCann won in the November 2 general election against [[Deanna Demuzio]].<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2010GEOfficialVote.pdf 2010 Illinois General Election Results]</ref>
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McCann won in the November 2 general election against [[Deanna Demuzio]].<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2010GEOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois Board of Elections'', "2010 Illinois General Election Results," November 2, 2010]</ref>
 
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The [[Primary election dates in 2010|primary election]] was on February 2, 2010 and the general election was on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2]].  Many political experts view the race between McCann and DeMuzio as one of the most expensive out of all contested in 2010<ref>[http://chicagopressrelease.com/politics/downstate-house-races-proving-expensive-battlegrounds ''Chicago Press Release'' "Downstate House Races Proving Expensive Battlegrounds"]</ref>.
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The [[Primary election dates in 2010|primary election]] was on February 2, 2010, and the general election was on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2]].  Many political experts view the race between McCann and DeMuzio as one of the most expensive out of all contested in 2010<ref>[http://chicagopressrelease.com/politics/downstate-house-races-proving-expensive-battlegrounds ''Chicago Press Release'', "Downstate House Races Proving Expensive Battlegrounds"]</ref>.
  
 
McCann was endorsed by the Chicago Tribune.<ref>[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-ilsen2-20100928,0,4188632.story Chicago Tribune Endorsement]</ref>
 
McCann was endorsed by the Chicago Tribune.<ref>[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-ilsen2-20100928,0,4188632.story Chicago Tribune Endorsement]</ref>
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = McCann
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|Full name = William McCann
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|year = 2010
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|Editdate = July 17, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=139629 ''followthemoney.org'', "McCann, William (Sam)," accessed July 17, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 320754
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 50]]
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|totalraised2010 = 1026656
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2010|Illinois State Senate, District 49]]
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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|name = McCann
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|full Name = William McCann
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 320,754
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|org1 = Foresight Energy
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|org2 = Stand For Children
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|org3 = Ryan Enterprises Group
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|org4 = Illinois Healthcare Association
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|org5 = Illinois Realtors Association
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|orgamount1 = 19000
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|orgamount2 = 10000
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|orgamount3 = 10000
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|orgamount4 = 9000
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|orgamount5 = 8800
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|}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
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{{SLP donor box 2010
In 2010, McCann raised $1,026,656 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IL&y=2010&f=S&so=s#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
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His four largest contributors were:
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 1,026,656
| Align="Right" | $428,352
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|org1 = Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte of Illinois
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|org2 = Illinois Republican Party
| Illinois Republican Party
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|org3 = Mccann Construction Co
| Align="Right" | $184,985
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|org4 = Brahler Ii, Richard
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|org5 = Illinois Chamber of Commerce
| Mccann Construction Co
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|orgamount1 = 428352
| Align="Right" | $54,823
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|orgamount2 = 184985
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|orgamount3 = 54823
| Brahler Ii, Richard
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|orgamount4 = 47356
| align="right" | $47,356
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|orgamount5 = 38590
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|}}
  
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
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{{Illinois legislature scorecards|Begin=2011|End=2020}}
 
===Illinois Opportunity Project===
 
===Illinois Opportunity Project===
 
::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
 
::''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."<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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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>
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
 
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.<ref name="IOP"/>
 
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.<ref name="IOP"/>
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==See also==
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*[[Illinois State Senate]]
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*[[Illinois State Senate#Standing committees|Senate Committees]]
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*[[Illinois State Legislature]]
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*[[Illinois state legislative districts]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://mccannforsenate.com/ McCann's campaign website]
 
*[http://mccannforsenate.com/ McCann's campaign website]
 
*[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1796 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
 
*[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1796 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
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*[http://openstates.org/il/legislators/ILL000037/wm-sam-mccann/ Profile from Open States]
 
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117087 2010]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=144067 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117087 2010]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 03:52, 2 November 2014

William "Sam" McCann
William McCann.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 50
Incumbent
In office
January 12, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
William "Sam" McCann is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 50. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

McCann's professional experience includes owning and operating McCann Construction Company, serving as President of the Home Builders Association of Illinois and President of the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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
Transportation

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

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

2010

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

Comprehensive donor information for McCann is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, McCann raised a total of $1,347,410 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[8]

William McCann's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 50 Won $320,754
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 49 Won $1,026,656
Grand Total Raised $1,347,410

2012

McCann won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, McCann raised a total of $320,754.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William "Sam" McCann's campaign in 2012
Foresight Energy$19,000
Stand For Children$10,000
Ryan Enterprises Group$10,000
Illinois Healthcare Association$9,000
Illinois Realtors Association$8,800
Total Raised in 2012$320,754
Source:Follow the Money

2010

McCann won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, McCann raised a total of $1,026,656.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Illinois

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Illinois scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2014

In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "impacted the social work profession and their clients."

2013

In 2013, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 31.[10]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

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."[11][12]

2012

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.[12]

Personal

McCann and his wife, Vicki, have two young children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Larry Bomke (R)
Illinois Senate District 50
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Deanna Demuzio
Illinois Senate District 49
2011–present
Succeeded by
Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D)