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Donne E. Trotter

Democratic — Senator — District 17
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  • 97th
  • 98th

Donne E. Trotter represents Senate District 17 in the Illinois Senate, is a member of seven committees, and is the primary sponsor of 1549 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

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 ...

How Chicago Legislators Voted On Conceal Carry Veto

Here's how Chicago legislators voted on the motion to uphold Gov. Pat Quinn's amendatory of the conceal carry bill. The motion passed the Senate, 41-17, and the House, 77-31. Most Chicagoans in both houses voted to sustain the veto, although several were marked as absent, excused or not voting. Here's ...

Lawmakers Want Vote On Union-Backed Pension Bill, Daley Releases Own Plan

Nearly 30 Illinois lawmakers in both chambers, and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, want the state House to take up the original, union-backed pension reform proposal that has already passed out of the Senate. A special legislative session focusing on pension reform is scheduled for Wednesday, prompting the elected officials to ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • HB 6303

    Tif Extend-Village Of Lansing

  • SJR CA75

    Us Const Equal Rights Amend

  • SR 1193

    Alpha Phi Alpha Day

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  • HB 6096

    $Il Work Comp Comm-Tech

  • HB 6093

    $Illinois Power Agency-Tech

  • HB 6095

    $Violence Prev Auth-Tech

Recent Votes

SB 2933


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5389.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 610.0
SB 3265


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4881.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 1118.0
SB 1842


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5186.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 813.0
SB 1842


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5186.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 813.0
SB 2711


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5389.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 610.0
HB 4606


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4474.0
•••No: 11.0
•••Other: 1423.0
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