Edward Acevedo

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Edward Acevedo
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 2nd district
In office
1995–2017
Personal details
Born (1963-07-23) July 23, 1963 (age 54)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic

Edward "Eddie" Acevedo (born July 23, 1963) was a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 2nd district from 1995 to 2017.

Early life[edit]

Acevedo was born and raised in Chicago. He earned his associate degree in general studies from City-Wide College. Acevedo is a police officer for the Chicago Police Department, and he was decorated for heroism and valor by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office for rescuing victims trapped in a fire.[citation needed]

State Representative[edit]

Acevedo was first elected State Representative in 1997. During his tenure, he was re-elected co-chair of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus for state legislators and co-chair of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation. He was the first Latino appointed to his position of assistant majority leader.

Acevedo served on nine committees: Appropriations for Elementary and Secondary Education; Broadband Infrastructure; Executive; Financial Institutions; International Trade and Commerce; Pay Day Loans; Pension Fund Management Procurement; Registration and Regulation; and Telecommunications.

Election results[edit]

Office for Illinois House of Representatives for the 2nd District
Year Winner Votes Pct Opponent Votes Pct
1998 Democratic Primary [1] Edward Acevedo 3490 50.93% Gilmo Gomez
Linda Johnson
2332
1130
32.57%
16.49%
1998 General [2] Edward Acevedo 7019 100% No Challenger
2000 Democratic Primary [3] Edward Acevedo 4270 100% No Challenger
2000 General [4] Edward Acevedo 11444 100% No Challenger
2002 Democratic Primary [5] Edward Acevedo 8543 100% No Challenger
2002 General [6] Edward Acevedo (Democrat) 11037 83.18% George Preski (Republican) 2232 16.82%
2004 Democratic Primary [7] Edward Acevedo 7901 100% No Challenger
2004 General [8] Edward Acevedo 14384 100% No Challenger
2006 Democratic Primary [9] Edward Acevedo 6062 73.19% Francisco "Frankie" Rodriguez 2220 26.81%
2006 General [10] Edward Acevedo 12001 100% No Challenger
2008 Democratic Primary [11] Edward Acevedo 8172 71.01% Francisco "Frankie" Rodriguez 3337 28.99%
2008 General [12] Edward Acevedo (Democrat) 16327 82.88% Ante "Tony" Marijan (Green) 3372 17.12%
2010 Democratic Primary [13] Edward Acevedo 4278 57.80% Robert Martinez
Josip "Joe" Trutin
Richard G. Schultz
1206
1065
853
16.29%
14.39%
11.52%
2012 Democratic Primary [14] Edward Acevedo 3458 54.72% Cuahutémoc 'Temoc' Morfin
Josip "Joe" Trutin
1872
979
29.62%
15.65%

Voting history[edit]

Abortion[edit]

Acevedo voted for[15] a bill that allows for minors to obtain abortions without family or judicial notification by seeking counseling with a licensed medical counseling professional.

He voted against[15] a bill that allows stem cell research but prohibits human cloning.

Business and consumers[edit]

He voted for[15] a bill that prohibits smoking in public places.

Acevedo sponsored and voted for[16] House Bill HB429 which as of June 1, 2008, removed the right of Illinois wine buyers to buy wine from out-of-state wine stores.[17]

Electronic eavesdropping[edit]

Acevedo voted against HB 3944 which would have amended the electronic eavesdropping act to permit citizens to make recordings of a police officer “who is performing a public duty in a public place and any other person who is having a conversation with that law enforcement officer if the conversation is at a volume audible to the unassisted ear of the person who is making the recording.”

Eminent domain[edit]

He voted against[15] a bill that prohibits the use of eminent domain to acquire property for private ownership or control unless the acquisition is primarily for the benefit, use, or enjoyment of the public and is necessary for a public purpose. The bill states that unless proven otherwise, the use of eminent domain for private ownership or control of blighted areas, as defined, or by private utilities and railroads for any purpose meets these tests. The bill also requires the payment of reasonable relocation costs to individuals displaced by an eminent domain action. The bill also makes numerous other adjustments to eminent domain laws.

Energy[edit]

He sponsored House Bill 2971, which would remove language in Illinois law which says that new nuclear plants can not be built until a solution for storing tons of radioactive waste is found. Lifting the 20-year-old moratorium on the construction of new nuclear facilities in Illinois.[18]

He voted for[15] a bill that requires Illinois electric suppliers to grant consumers an electricity relief package. Grants ComEd and Ameren customers $976 in relief from 2007 to 2010 (Sec. 16-111.5A).

Firearms[edit]

He voted no on several firearm bills that would let law-abiding citizens protect themselves with a firearm. e.g. HB-148-The Family and Personal Protection Act (Which has been endorsed by the Chicago Police Lieutenants Association)& HR0550-Firearm Public Awareness, but Mr. Acevedo carries a firearm to protect himself and his family. Voted 'yes' to several safety bills to crack down on individuals who sell firearms without a license.

Healthcare[edit]

He did not vote[19] on HB 5285 a bill that would allow for the extending parental health insurance to unmarried dependents.

Immigration[edit]

He voted for[15] a bill that allows the Secretary of State to issue driver's certificates to an applicant who is an immigrant residing in this State, is ineligible to obtain a social security number, and is ineligible to receive a driver's license.

Property taxes[edit]

He did note vote[20] on HB 4201 which would create a property tax exemption for disabled veterans.

Transportation[edit]

Acevedo voted to concur[21] with the Governor's amendment which proposed that any fixed route public transportation services provided by the Chicago Transit Authority, the Commuter Rail Board, the Suburban Bus Board, all Local Mass Districts, and certain participants in the Downstate Public Transportation Fund shall be provided without charge to senior citizens aged 65 and older, subject to certain residency requirements and under conditions determined by the transit board.

He voted yes[22] to fund the Regional Transportation Authority through the motor fuel tax. This bill redirects 80 percent of the revenue collected from the 6.25 percent tax on motor fuel in the six Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) counties (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will) to the Public Transportation Fund [sec. 4.09 (a)(2)].

He also voted yes[23] to pass a bill that amends the Regional Transportation Authority Act by increasing the rate of taxes the Authority is allowed to impose and requiring the Authority to provide oversight of the Service Boards. This bill also designates funds for the support and improvement of public transportation. - Allows the City of Chicago to impose a real estate transfer tax of up to $1.50 per $500 of value [Sec. 3-2.3(E)]. - Allows for a 0.25% increase in the sales tax in the Chicago metropolitan area [Sec. 4.03(e-g)]. - Outlines the distribution of tax revenues to various Service Boards (Sec. 4.03.3).

Veteran Affairs[edit]

He did not vote[20] on HB 4201 which would create a property tax exemption for disabled veterans.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalsList.aspx?officeid=1624
  2. ^ http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalsList.aspx?officeid=1180
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  8. ^ "On". Chicagoelections.com. Archived from the original on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
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  10. ^ "On". Chicagoelections.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  11. ^ "On". Chicagoelections.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-06. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f "Project Vote Smart – Representative Edward J. Acevedo – Voting Record". Votesmart.org. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  16. ^ Looking Deeper at Pending Wine Shipping Legislation (2007-06-19). "Looking Deeper at Pending Wine Shipping Legislation". Chicagoist. Archived from the original on 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  17. ^ "Mmm, grapes of greed – Politics, Illinois, Rod Blagojevich – chicagotribune.com". Chicago Tribune. 
  18. ^ "IL Green Party Candidates Slam Bill to Lift Nuclear Moratorium " On the Wilder Side". Wilderside.wordpress.com. 2008-05-19. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  19. ^ "Project Vote Smart – Representative Acevedo on HB 5285 – Extending Parental Health Insurance to Unmarried Dependents". Votesmart.org. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  20. ^ a b "Project Vote Smart – Representative Acevedo on HB 4201 – Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans". Votesmart.org. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  21. ^ "Project Vote Smart – Representative Edward Acevedo on HB 656 – Providing Free Public Transportation for Senior Citizens". Votesmart.org. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  22. ^ "Project Vote Smart – Representative Edward Acevedo on SB 307 – Regional Transportation Authority Funding". Votesmart.org. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  23. ^ "Project Vote Smart – Representative Edward Acevedo on HB 656 – Transportation Act". Votesmart.org. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 

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