Highlights of the 2007 Elections


Steve Beshear (D) 59%
Gov. Ernie Fletcher (R)    41%
Bobby Jindal (R)     54%
Walter Boasso (D)    17%
Haley Barbour (R)    58%
John Eaves (D)   42%

State Legislature

  • Democrats took control of the State Senate with a 21 to 19 post election split due to Republican losses in northern suburbs.  Republicans retain control of the House of Delegates but Democrats gain seats.


  • Runoffs on November 17
  • State House:  Democrats will control at least 45 seats and Republicans will have least 42 seats
  • State Senate stays in Democratic hands

New Jersey

  • Democrats gained one seat in the Senate for a 23-17 advantage
  • Democrats lost 2 seats in the Assembly for a 48-32 majority
  • Turnout expected to be the lowest for any legislative election there since the early 1900’s 


  • Democrats regained a majority in the Senate, shifting from 27R - 25D to 28D - 24R

Ohio 5

  • Special general election December 11
  • Incomplete and disputed results – State Rep. Bob Latta (R) over State Senator Steve Buehrer (R) in primary
  • Democrats nominated Robin Weirauch (this will be her third attempt for this seat)


  • Maine voters rejected a relaxation of term limits for state legislators
  • New Jersey voters rejected an ambitious plan to borrow almost half a billion dollars for stem cell research but backed state borrowing for open spaces
  • Texas voters supported funding for cancer research touted by Lance Armstrong despite opposition from anti-spending groups
  • Utah voters soundly defeated a measure previously backed by state legislature to provide school vouchers for all students
  • Oregon voters rejected an increase in tobacco taxes for expanded child health care services
  • Washington voters approved a plan to provide triple damages for consumers denied insurance coverage, tax limitation advocates were successful in getting two-thirds requirement for tax increases 

Welcome to the Illinois Construction Industry Committee's legislative advocacy site. This site affords Illinois construction contractors the opportunity to fully and easily participate in the legislative process. From here, you can obtain information about key issues impacting the commercial construction industry and take immediate action to let your elected representatives know what you think. It's one more tool we're using to make sure your voice - the voice of Illinois contractors - is heard when important decisions are being made in Springfield.