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Donne E. Trotter

Democratic — Senator — District 17
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Donne E. Trotter represents Senate District 17 in the Illinois Senate, is a member of eight committees, and is the primary sponsor of 1687 bills, and is the secondary sponsor of 516 bills

1996 38915.0
1998 66375.0
2000 43200.0
2002 177486.0
2004 224870.0
2006 239711.4
2008 290007.6
2010 214225.0
2012 197451.49

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

  • Springfield Office:

    Senator 17th District
    627 Capitol Building
    Springfield, IL   62706
    Phone: 217-782-3201
    Fax: 217-782-8201
  • District Office:

    8658 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
    Chicago, IL  60619
    Phone: 773-933-7715
    Fax: 773-933-5498



News and Blog Coverage

GMO Labeling Supporters Target State Sen. Trotter For Support (VIDEO)

A small contingent of pro- GMO labeling supporters demonstrated outside State Sen. Donne E. Trotter's South Side office Thursday, urging him to support a bill requiring food products that contain genetically-engineered ingredients be labeled as such. Activists from Food and Water Watch Illinois say Trotter has been unresponsive to calls ...

Politicians React to Rauner's Budget Address

Governor Bruce gave his budget address Wednesday where he announced plans for deep cuts, saying the state has been living beyond its means by spending money that taxpayers can’t afford. The plan to fix the state’s budget mess included cuts to Medicaid and higher education and a new plan to ...

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 : ...

City council backs drastically watered down gun proposal

* Mayor Emanuel had real trouble today passing a resolution that everybody thought called for support of state legislation requiring mandatory minimum sentences on many first time gun possession violators. Opposition came mostly from African-American aldermen. DriXander was there… Brookins: Sen. Trotter would've had to do 3 yrs under this ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • SR 802

    Dominican Republic-Haitians

  • SR 680

    Emanuel Ame Day Of Remembrance

  • SR 587

    Il Film Tax Credit - Chiraq

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  • SR 317

    Pension Tier 2 - Impact

  • SB 2129

    $Grants-Home Services Program

  • SB 2125

    $Dhs-Grants-Community Care

Recent Votes

SB 1854


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3762.0
•••No: 1627.0
•••Other: 610.0
SB 763


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4271.0
•••No: 1016.0
•••Other: 711.0
SB 2046

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3661.0
•••No: 1932.0
•••Other: 46.0
SB 163

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5694.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 35.0
HB 1


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4474.0
•••No: 1118.0
•••Other: 46.0
SB 2046

Human Services

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 666.0
•••No: 333.0
•••Other: 00.0
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