Andrew Palomo

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Andrew Palomo
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 8
PartyRepublican
Education
High schoolOak Park River Forest High School (1988)
Bachelor'sLoyola University Chicago (1992)
Personal
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ProfessionCertified Mortgage Planning Specialist
Websites
Campaign website
Andrew Palomo campaign logo
Andrew Palomo was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of Illinois.

Palomo filed to run in the 8th Congressional District, but withdrew his intention to seek the Republican nomination in the newly created 8th District when Joe Walsh announced his intention to seek re-election, rather than face Randy Hultgren in the 14th District.[1]

Biography

Palomo was born on December 18, 1970 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.[2]

Education:[2]

  • Hawthorne Jr. High
  • 1988: Oak Park River Forest High School
  • 1992: Loyola University Chicago, School of Business, B.B.A. with a coursework emphasis in finance, economics and accounting.

Career

  • First Residential Mortgage in Rolling Meadows
  • 1997-2009: co-founded Pillar Financial, LLC, Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

On his campaign website Palomo has 6 leading issues that he is concerned about. They are:[3]

  • The American Dream: "Our current policies are creating a nanny state that is mortgaging our country to foreign interests in order to fund domestic policies that prohibit American job creation and growth."
  • Jobs: Excerpt: "The government does not create jobs. All government employees are supported by taxes and/or borrowing. Due to the actions of the current administration over the past two years, employers cannot hire without knowing their costs and are therefore in a holding pattern, rather than a hiring pattern."
  • Economy: Excerpt: "Our current debt burden and the government’s insistence on attempting to manipulate the markets, has led to a business climate of fear and uncertainty. Within the past two years, we have passed two massive laws that create yet- to- be determined regulations and agencies , whose impact on business cannot be known."
  • Taxes: "Our current tax system is a patchwork of legislation, with laws layered upon each other, lacking an overall plan. We currently have two systems running simultaneously for individuals, and a corporate system that is extremely inefficient. The tax system needs to be simplified, eliminating the ability for individuals and corporations to manipulate and exploit weaknesses that are inherant in the patchwork that is our current code. Tax reform that is fair to all is a must."
  • China, Russia: "We have put ourselves in a position of weakness, due to our debt habit, as we borrow from China and Russia. We weaken our negotiating position as we need them as much or more than they need us. We need to get our fiscal affairs in order to return to a position of strength."
  • Drilling for Oil: "I fully support energy exploration and recovery within our borders of our natural resources. Our current policy has eliminated thousands of jobs, while gas prices have risen 25% and we send our national wealth overseas."

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois' 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Palomo was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 8th District. Palomo sought the nomination on the Republican ticket.[4] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012. Incumbent Joe Walsh is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket.

Palomo filed to run in the 8th Congressional District, but withdrew his intention to seek the Republican nomination in the newly created 8th District when Joe Walsh announced his intention to seek re-election, rather than face Randy Hultgren in the 14th District.[5] Palmomo officially suspended his run for Congress on the Republican ticket on January 3, 2012.[6]

Personal

Palomo and his wife Karen, are parents of four children and one German Shepherd, Puccini. They have lived in South Barrington, Illinois since 2000.[2]

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