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Martin J. Moylan

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Martin J. Moylan
Martin Moylan.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 55
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Des Plaines
2009-December 2012
High schoolSaint Philips High School
ProfessionFull-time legislator
Office website
Campaign website
Martin J. Moylan is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 55. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Moylan served as Mayor of Des Plaines from 2009 to December 2012.


Moylan's professional experience includes working as an electrical inspector/deputy director of the Des Plaines Building Department.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Moylan served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Cities & Villages
Economic Development
Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges
Transportation: Vehicles & Safety


Campaign themes


Moylan's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "Marty Moylan believes Springfield should not overspend and leaders should balance budgets in the same way our hard working families do at home."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Marty Moylan believes our children must have the best education available to them in order for Illinois to be competitive in the world economy."
  • Economic Development
Excerpt: "Marty Moylan has spent a lifetime fighting for jobs and developing pro-growth environments which help businesses succeed."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Marty Moylan believes we must protect the quality of services for our seniors and our children."
  • Crime
Excerpt: "Marty Moylan will fight for strong laws which protect the citizens of Illinois. As a leader, Moylan believes that protecting the public is of the highest priority and those who break the law should be punished accordingly."
  • Ethics Reform
Excerpt: "Marty Moylan believes the political games in Springfield, which favor special interests, have been the motivating factors which have placed the State in economic peril."



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives 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 Martin J. Moylan ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Mel Thillens ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Moylan then defeated Thillens in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Illinois House of Representatives District 55, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin J. Moylan Incumbent 52.7% 15,209
     Republican Mel Thillens 47.3% 13,647
Total Votes 28,856


See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Moylan won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 55. Moylan was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated Susan Sweeney (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 55, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin J. Moylan 53.3% 21,321
     Republican Susan Sweeney 46.7% 18,711
Total Votes 40,032

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Moylan is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Moylan raised a total of $886,897 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 22, 2013.[10]

Martin J. Moylan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 55 Won $886,897
Grand Total Raised $886,897


Moylan won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Moylan raised a total of $886,897.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Martin J. Moylan's campaign in 2012
Illinois Democratic Party$235,975
Democratic Party of Illinois$64,325
Friends Of Michael J Madigan$47,800
Construction & General Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity$42,250
Illinois Healthcare Association$30,000
Total Raised in 2012$886,897
Source:Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Illinois

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In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "impacted the social work profession and their clients."


In 2013, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 31.[12]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.


Moylan and his wife, Lisa, have one child.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Harry R. Ramey, Jr. (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 55
Succeeded by