Joe Trutin

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Joe Trutin
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Candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives District 2
Place of birthChicago, IL
Campaign website
Joe Trutin was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 2 of the Illinois House of Representatives. He previously ran in the 2010 elections for the State House as well.


Campaign themes


Trutin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Budget
Excerpt: "Illinois has the 18th largest economy in the world with a state domestic product of 2/3 of a trillion dollars but yet most of our state budget woes stem from poor planning."
  • Clean Energy
Excerpt: "Illinois should use Sustainable Energy. Developing and utilizing more renewable energy such as solar, wind, biomass, biofuels and hydroelectricity is the future."
  • Education
Excerpt: "The primary responsibility for education funding has always fallen on local property taxes, which is unfair. Illinois should spend the same amount of money per pupil regardless of where the child lives or goes to school."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "A Cambridge Systematics study reported that dollars invested in public transportation flow through all sectors of the economy and a cross section of American communities, large and small, urban and rural. Through increased jobs, income, profit and tax revenue, they provide an economic stimulus far exceeding the original investment—as much as six dollars for every dollar invested."
  • Victim's Rights
Excerpt: "I will work for legislation that will help those that have been victimized to get the assistance, information and protections they may need."



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Trutin ran in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 2. He was defeated by incumbent Edward J. Acevedo in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012. Lani Wong ran as a Democrat but was removed from the ballot on January 4, 2012.[2][3][4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEdward J. Acevedo Incumbent 54.7% 3,458
Joe Trutin 15.7% 989
Temoc Morfin 29.6% 1,872
Total Votes 6,319

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