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Dale A. Righter

Republican — Senator — District 55
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Dale A. Righter represents Senate District 55 in the Illinois Senate, is a member of seven committees, and is the primary sponsor of 757 bills, and is the secondary sponsor of 131 bills

1998 122879.36
2000 58146.19
2002 195687.21
2004 111387.03
2006 287391.23
2008 256932.95
2010 349399.3
2012 210131.17

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

  • Springfield Office:

    Senator 55th District
    309M Capitol Building
    Springfield, IL   62706
    Phone: 217-782-6674
    Fax: 217-782-7818
  • District Office:

    88 Broadway Avenue, Suite 1
    Mattoon, IL  61938
    Additional District Addresses
    Phone: 217-235-6033
    Fax: 217-235-6052



News and Blog Coverage

Who Voted For, Against Same-Sex Marriage in Illinois

The Illinois House on Tuesday voted 61-54 to approve same-sex marriage in Illinois. The Senate followed suit about an hour later, and the state is now a governor's signature away from becoming the 15th to allow gay marriages. Here's how state lawmakers voted in the House and Senate. HOUSE : ...

Northern Illinois Light Brigade Puts ALEC In The Spotlight

A few dozen activists and members of the Northern Illinois Light Brigade gathered near the Palmer House Hilton Thursday evening in an effort to shine some light, literally, on the pro-corporate and conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Thursday was day two of ALEC's 40th annual three-day conference, which is ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • SR 1265

    No Tax Vote-Veto/Lame Duck

  • SB 3664

    Sch Cd-State Aid Funding

  • SB 3658

    Medicaid-Expansion Moratorium

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  • SR 1053

    Autism Awareness Day

  • SB 3320


  • SB 3464

    State Admin Fee Freeze Act

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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