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  Durkin, Jim
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameJim Durkin
Address4719 Grand Ave
Western Springs, Illinois 60558, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born January 28, 1961 (58 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedRBH
Jun 02, 2017 01:55am
Tags Conservative - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Life -
InfoJames P. "Jim" Durkin

Jim was fortunate to be born into a large Chicago family of eight boys and raised in suburban Westchester. After graduating from Fenwick High School, Jim attended Illinois State University and graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. Following his undergraduate studies in Normal-Bloomington, Jim graduated from John Marshall Law School with his Juris Doctor.

Jim's interest in public service began as an intern with the Illinois Attorney General's office while he attended ISU. Later as a law student, Jim continued to serve as a legal intern for the Attorney General's office. Following graduation from John Marshall, Jim became an Assistant Attorney General and later an Assistant Cook County State's Attorney. As an Assistant State's Attorney, Jim specialized in complicated narcotics investigations and prosecutions. Currently, Jim is a practicing attorney with the law firm of Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered.

Serving in the Offices of the Illinois Attorney General and the Cook County State's Attorney advanced Jim's dedication to public service. In January of 1995, Jim was fortunate to be appointed to represent the 44th Legislative District to fill the vacancy of Thomas J. Walsh. Jim is completing his fourth term in the Illinois House of Representatives.


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RACES
  01/09/2019 IL State House Speaker Lost 37.29% (-24.58%)
  01/01/2019 IL State House Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2018 IL State House 082 Won 61.82% (+23.63%)
  03/20/2018 IL State House 082 - R Primary Won 67.58% (+35.16%)
  01/11/2017 IL State House Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/11/2017 IL State House Speaker Lost 43.59% (-12.82%)
  11/08/2016 IL State House 082 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/14/2015 IL State House Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/14/2015 IL State House Speaker Lost 39.66% (-20.69%)
  11/04/2014 IL State House 082 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 IL State House 082 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/20/2012 IL State House 082- R Primary Won 75.45% (+50.90%)
  11/02/2010 IL State House 082 Won 73.48% (+46.96%)
  01/14/2009 IL State House Assistant Republican Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 IL State House 082 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 IL State House 082 Won 64.96% (+29.92%)
  03/21/2006 IL State House 082 - R Primary Won 78.68% (+57.35%)
  01/06/2006 IL State House 082 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 IL US Senate Lost 38.02% (-22.31%)
  03/19/2002 IL US Senate - R Primary Won 45.81% (+14.36%)
  11/07/2000 IL State House 044 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1998 IL State House 044 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1996 IL State House 044 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/06/1995 IL State House 044-Appt Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  03/20/2018 IL Attorney General - R Primary Lost 0.00% (-59.16%)
ENDORSEMENTS
IL Attorney General - R Primary - Mar 20, 2018 R Erika Harold
IL Governor - R Primary - Mar 21, 2006 R Judy Baar Topinka