|Chicago City Council|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||February 24, 2015|
|Bachelor's||Illinois Institute of Technology|
|J.D.||Chicago-Kent College of Law|
Born in India, Galhotra immigrated to Chicago as a boy with his family in 1972. He graduated from Lane Tech High School.
Following high school, Galhotra attended the Illinois Institute of Technology. He earned his B.A. in English in 1987.
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.
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.
Galhotra submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia:
|“||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.||”|
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. 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.
- 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.
|Illinois State Senate, District 39 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Don Harmon Incumbent||82.1%||9,890|
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- Chicago Board of Election Commissioners - General Election Candidate List
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Facebook: Bob Galgotra for State Senate, About," accessed February 2, 2014
- Information submitted on Ballotpedia’s biographical information submission form on January 28, 2014
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- Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, "2015 Election Calendar," accessed August 21, 2014
- Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, "General Election Candidate List," accessed on December 3, 2014
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Illinois Board of Elections, "General Primary Election Official Canvass," April 18, 2014
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
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