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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 five committees, and is the primary sponsor of 1175 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

Because… Madigan!

* Yet another silly press release from the ILGOP… Gary Forby Says Legislature Has “Nothing to Do” Waiting on Orders from Mike Madigan Despite no budget and no funding for schools or prison, Senator Gary Forby yesterday said that the legislature has nothing to do and essentially admitted he is ...

*** UPDATED x4 - Toni Preckwinkle responds - Rep. Ed Sullivan responds - Radogno responds - Durkin responds *** Legislative react to AFSCME impasse move

* I’ll use this post for reactions to governor’s AFSCME impasse statement. First up, Sen. Gary Forby… “This latest inaction from the governor is just another step in his plan to make Illinois a right-to-work state. AFSCME has been able to negotiate contracts with governors for the past 30 years ...

Firing up the base

* Press release excerpt from a Tier One target… Southern Illinois Senator Gary Forby is making a public stand with local gun owners and calling on President Obama to dial down the anti-gun rhetoric and recognize 2nd Amendment rights. “Look around. The only gun problem we have in Southern Illinois ...

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • SR 1925

    9-Day Trail Ride Day

  • SR 1670

    Memorial - Kenneth Hill

  • HJR 136

    Elizabeth Edwards Mem Hwy

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  • SB 3170

    Wildlife-Concealed Carry

  • SB 2791


  • SB 2794

    Use/Occ Tx-Oil Exploration

Recent Votes

HJR 152

Motion To Adopt

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5491.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 58.0
SB 635

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5389.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 610.0
SB 2047


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5491.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 58.0
SB 318


Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 4067.0
•••No: 1423.0
•••Other: 58.0
SB 2562


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4372.0
•••No: 711.0
•••Other: 915.0
SB 2562


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4372.0
•••No: 711.0
•••Other: 915.0
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