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Mel Thillens
Former candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives, District 55
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolMaine South High School, 1989
ProfessionPark Ridge Park District Commissioner
Campaign website
Mel Thillens was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 55 of the Illinois House of Representatives.


Thillens' professional experience includes working as Park Ridge Park District Commissioner and as the owner of Thillens Inc.[1]


Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Thillens's stated that he ran for office for the following reasons:[1]

  • Excerpt: "Along the way I learned about values, values that we all learn from our parents: to work hard, to value a dollar, to confront problems and solve them, to not spend what you don't have, to watch your money, and to respect people. I am running for state representative to return these values to Springfield and secure Illinois’ future."



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.[2][3][4][5]

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


Thillens and his wife, Stephanie, have four children.[1]

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