|Carl R. Wasco|
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|Illinois House of Representatives District 68|
|High school||Auburn High School (1969)|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1971 – 1975|
Wasco served in the United States Navy as a machinist mate/3rd class petty officer from 1971 to 1975. He has also worked as a broker for Prudential Crosby Starck Realtors. Wasco has served as Alderman of the City of Rockford since 2005.
Wasco's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Fight for new, good-paying jobs to strengthen our economy
- Excerpt: "To move Winnebago County forward, we need to come together behind a bold vision for a revitalized economy."
- Move our region forward by strengthening our schools and universities
- Excerpt: "Building on our success with the aerospace industry, I’ll work with local and state leaders to make our schools and universities a magnet for new, good-paying jobs in dynamic industries."
- Work to relieve the tax burdens on working families
- Excerpt: "In addition to making our education system the ultimate jobs magnet for our region and our state, we must make sure that working and middle-class families are not hurt by higher taxes and fees. "
Wasco ran in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 68. Wasco defeated Clint Little in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, and was defeated by John M. Cabello in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 68, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||John M. Cabello Incumbent||53.3%||25,169|
|Democratic||Carl R. Wasco||46.7%||22,091|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 68 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Wasco and his wife, Marcia, have two children.
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- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Carl Wasco on Facebook
- Alderman Wasco website
- Biography on the city of Rockford, Illinois website
- Campaign website, Issues and Goals
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed May 14, 2014
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
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