Bob Galhotra

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Bob Galhotra
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Candidate for
Chicago City Council
Elections and appointments
Next generalFebruary 24, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sIllinois Institute of Technology
J.D.Chicago-Kent College of Law
Bob Galhotra is a 2015 candidate for Ward 29 of the Chicago, Illinois City Council.

In 2014, Galhorta was a Democratic candidate for District 39 of the Illinois State Senate.


Born in India, Galhotra immigrated to Chicago as a boy with his family in 1972. He graduated from Lane Tech High School.[1]

Following high school, Galhotra attended the Illinois Institute of Technology. He earned his B.A. in English in 1987.[2]

In 1987, Galhotra became interested in politics, and he worked as a poll-watcher for the Harold Washington. He also began law school at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. He earned his J.D. in 1990.[1]

Galhotra has worked as a public defender in Cook County since 1990. He has worked in Juvenile Court and in Circuit Court trying 55 trials to verdict, including capital cases and other serious felonies. He is also an Attorney Supervisor of the Homicide Task Force.[1]


Campaign themes


Galhotra submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia:[2]

I believe in getting smarter on crime, having a fair funding system for our public schools and providing a constitutionally valid solution to our pension obligations. I believe the voters should decide on whether we should have a graduated income tax in Illinois.[3]



See also: Chicago, Illinois municipal elections, 2015

The city of Chicago, Illinois will hold elections for city council on February 24, 2015. A runoff, if necessary, will take place on April 7, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was November 24, 2014.[4] In the general election for Ward 29, incumbent Deborah L. Graham will face Bob Galhotra, Lawrence Andolino, Chris Taliaferro, Zerlina A. Smith, Oddis "O.J" Johnson and Stephen Robinson. Deborah D. Williams, Brenda Smith and Maurice J. Robinson withdrew from the race in December 2014. Lisa Jackson was removed from the ballot in January 2015.[5]


See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Don Harmon defeated Bob Galhotra in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[6][7][8]

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