Kurt M. Granberg

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Kurt M. Granberg
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 107th district
In office
January 1987 (1987-January) – January 2009 (2009-January)
Preceded by Dwight Friedrich
Succeeded by John Cavaletto
Personal details
Born (1953-06-16) June 16, 1953 (age 64)
Breese, Illinois
Political party Democratic
Residence Carlyle, Illinois
Alma mater Chicago-Kent College of Law
University of Illinois
Profession Attorney

Kurt M. Granberg was a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 107th District from 1987 until his retirement at the end of his term in January 2009.[1]

Granberg was born in June 16, 1953, in Breese, Illinois.[1] He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Between 1976 and 1977, Granberg worked as a staffer in the Illinois House of Representatives.[2] Granberg was first elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1986 after defeating Republican incumbent Dwight Friedrich. He was the only freshman Democrat from Downstate Illinois that year. His legislative agenda includes a constitutional amendment to force the legislature to follow the State Mandates Act and provide money for programs they force on local governments. He favored limiting campaign contributions from political action committees, because the money stimulates negative campaigns and turns off voters.[2]

After the 2001 redistricting, Granberg's district was renumbered from the 109th district to the 107th.[1][3] The 107th was in the same area as previous districts and was composed of Clinton County, Illinois (except for St. Rose and Wheatfield townships), Jefferson County, Marion County and Pope Township in Fayette County.[4]

In 2008, Granberg chose not to run for re-election and was succeeded by retired educator John Cavaletto.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Final Illinois House Endorsements". Chicago Tribune. 1994-10-21. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  2. ^ a b Klemmens, Michael D. (1987-01-30). "Expectations of the rookie legislators". Illinois Issues. University of Illinois at Springfield. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  3. ^ Editorial Board. "Representative Kurt M. Granberg (D) -Previous General Assembly (94th), 107th District, Assistant Majority Leader". Illinois General Assembly. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  4. ^ Veeneman, Drew (2011-01-01). "LRU First Reading" (PDF). The Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University. PrecinctMaps.com. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  5. ^ Jones, Dianna (November 2008). Miller, David R., ed. "LRU First Reading" (PDF). First Readings. Illinois General Assembly Legislative Research Unit. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 

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