If you are an incumbent, give an example of a time you worked across the aisle on an important issue.

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On the DeKalb County Board, I suggested, and ultimately got passed a "proportional committee" rule. The number of committees controlled by each party is based on the party's representation on the board, rather than being allowed by the majority party (which often meant the majority party controlled all the committees).

I'm not an incumbent, however, that is what I plan to do. It is imperative to be a proud Democrat or Republican, but to also have the discernment on when it's time to work together for the sake of the people.

I'm not an incumbent, however, that is what I plan to do. It is imperative to be a proud Democrat or Republican, but to also have the discernment on when it's time to work together for the sake of the people.

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While I'm not an incumbent, I do serve as my county's Chairman of the County Board. We are a heavily Republican county, but I have worked hard to negotiate in good faith with unions, non-union county employees and elected officials to help our county be responsible and fair with every issue.

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This year, I worked on two important initiatives that became law in 2017. The Safe Neighborhood Reform Act, ensures that repeat gun offenders receive harsher punishments in an effort to reduce gun violence across our state. The Education Funding Reform Formula was a historic milestone in Illinois when we were able to fix a decades-old, inequitable formula and ensure that all children across our state will receive the best educational opportunities regardless of family income status or location.

Both of these measures were a result of compromise - where both parties respected each other's priorities and effectively came up with solutions that would not have been possible without bipartisanship. Throughout my career, I have reached across the aisle to work on the many issues facing our state. In the past, we were able to come together on compromise pension reform language and balancing the FY2015 budget without raising taxes.

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I, David A. Zulkey, am not an incumbent. Please VOTE for David A. Zulkey.

Obviously, I worked with Republicans on SB1 and Pension reform. Another Law that comes to mind is HB 2534 which I co-sponsored with Senator Bevins and others. A short synopsis of that bill follows:

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I worked extensively with Republican Senator Neil Anderson on the Home Birth Safety Act in order to help Illinois women give birth at home attended by a licensed midwife. Although Sen. Anderson and I have different views on many issues, and our districts span diverse communities in different parts of the state, that didn't stop us from working together on our shared commitment to making sure women can choose to have safe home births with properly licensed midwives.

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I am not an incumbent.

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I am not an incumbent.

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I've worked hard to establish relationships with my colleagues on the other side of the aisle. Specifically, on criminal justice reform, I've been able to establish a bipartisan contingent of legislators willing to work towards progressive reform of some of the more draconian elements of our system. The Republican spokesman on the Public Safety Appropriations committee that I chair, for example, has been an excellent partner in this work. I have also been able to attract bipartisan support for my overhaul of school bullying laws and, more recently, my marijuana legalization effort. I have also been willing to push back on my caucus leadership, including being one of a small handful of democrats to vote against the Speaker's budget proposal when it was unbalanced.

I am not an incumbent, but I am open minded to working across the aisle on a wide variety of issues, including reforms. I am a Democrat, but my priority is solving problems for citizens in my district and for the State of Illinois and not any political or partisan dogma.

I am not an incumbent, but I am open minded to working across the aisle on a wide variety of issues, including reforms. I am a Democrat, but my priority is solving problems for citizens in my district and for the State of Illinois and not any political or partisan dogma.

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I am not an incumbent, but have worked with Republican Congressman Joseph Cao on the initial bill of what eventually became the Affordable Care Act. I have also worked with Republican Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel on the Data Act of 2014. Lastly, I have worked with members of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's office in an attempt to block gerrymandering in California.

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In 2011, I introduced the "Automatic Objection" amendment to the conceal carry bill. This amendment created an automatic objection to an application for a license if the applicant had been arrested 5 or more times in the last 7 years or 3 or more times for gang related crimes, regardless of conviction. This provision helped close the gap between those who favored "Shall Issue" and those who favored "May Issue" concealed carry language. Under Illinois' law, law abiding citizens get their license. Those who have been convicted of crimes are denied. AND, those who have regularly found their way into trouble are pulled out of the line and subjected to a hearing. This provision received the most votes of any provision and was supported widely by both parties. It also immediately helped to deny a license to a well known leader of a Chicago street gang.

In 2016 and 2017, I passed the bill that would provide an Elected Representative School Board for Chicago with more than 100 votes. Despite the fact that this bill only dealt with Chicago, I was able to get more than 45 Republican votes because I took the time to talk to my Republican colleagues, listen to their concerns and address those concerns through amendments to the legislation. One of my proudest moments came during the floor debate on that bill when four of my Republican colleagues took turns standing to praise my stewardship of that bill as a model of how we should work together on all matters.

In 2016 I passed the Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act and in 2017 I passed an amendment which was vetoed by the governor. Again, I took the time to speak at length to my colleagues and was able to override the veto, with broad Republican support. I take great pride in passing all of my legislation in this fashion.

In 2011, I introduced the "Automatic Objection" amendment to the conceal carry bill. This amendment created an automatic objection to an application for a license if the applicant had been arrested 5 or more times in the last 7 years or 3 or more times for gang related crimes, regardless of conviction. This provision helped close the gap between those who favored "Shall Issue" and those who favored "May Issue" concealed carry language. Under Illinois' law, law abiding citizens get their license. Those who have been convicted of crimes are denied. AND, those who have regularly found their way into trouble are pulled out of the line and subjected to a hearing. This provision received the most votes of any provision and was supported widely by both parties. It also immediately helped to deny a license to a well known leader of a Chicago street gang.

In 2016 and 2017, I passed the bill that would provide an Elected Representative School Board for Chicago with more than 100 votes. Despite the fact that this bill only dealt with Chicago, I was able to get more than 45 Republican votes because I took the time to talk to my Republican colleagues, listen to their concerns and address those concerns through amendments to the legislation. One of my proudest moments came during the floor debate on that bill when four of my Republican colleagues took turns standing to praise my stewardship of that bill as a model of how we should work together on all matters.

In 2016 I passed the Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act and in 2017 I passed an amendment which was vetoed by the governor. Again, I took the time to speak at length to my colleagues and was able to override the veto, with broad Republican support. I take great pride in passing all of my legislation in this fashion.

I am not an incumbent.

I am not an incumbent.

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I am not an incumbent

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I am not an Incumbent.

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I am not an Incumbent.

I am not an incumbent