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Gary Forby

Democratic — Senator — District 59
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Gary Forby represents Senate District 59 in the Illinois Senate, is a member of four committees, and is the primary sponsor of 1059 bills, and is the secondary sponsor of 222 bills

2000 318446.48
2002 134802.63
2004 451857.51
2006 183914.15
2008 632078.06
2010 200438.29
2012 423846.57

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Springfield Office:

    Senator 59th District
    417B Capitol Building
    Springfield, IL   62706
    Phone: 217-782-5509
    Fax: 217-782-3088
  • District Office:

    903 W. Washington, Suite 5
    Benton, IL  62812
    Phone: 618-439-2504
    Fax: 618-438-3704



News and Blog Coverage

Public Interest Group Gives Republican IL Lawmakers 'Poor' Marks On Legislative Scorecard

A new legislative scorecard highlights just how politically polarized the Illinois state legislature is on social and economic justice issues. Citizen Action/Illinois , a public interest organization and a progressive political coalition, released its 98th General Assembly scorecard last week, and no state Republican legislator scored higher than a "poor" ...

Sen. Forby’s mother passes away

* From Rep. Brandon Phelps’ office… Mrs. Betty Forby, mother of IL Senator Gary Forby, passed away on Saturday, May 24. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 26, 2014, at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in Benton. Address: 301 S Main St, Benton, IL ...

Concealed carry licenses in the mail

By Jamey Dunn Approved Illinois residents will soon be able to start carrying guns in public. The Illinois State Police announced today that 5,000 concealed carry licenses have been approved. They have begun printing and mailing licenses as of today. The state police say residents could begin receiving licenses as ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • SR 1472

    Memorial - Rebecca Malkovich

  • SJR 70

    Fire Prevention/Education Tf

  • SR 1000

    Memorial - Dr. Carl Planinc

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  • HB 5903

    Horse Racing-Breeders Tskforce

  • SB 3521

    Young Adult Recreation Corps

  • SB 3456

    Oil And Gas - Non-Production

Recent Votes

SR 1

Motion To Adopt

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5491.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 58.0
SR 3

Motion To Adopt

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5593.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 46.0
SR 4

Motion To Adopt

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5491.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 58.0
SR 5

Motion To Adopt

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5491.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 58.0
SR 2

Motion To Adopt

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5593.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 46.0
SB 2933


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5389.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 610.0
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