Milton J. Sumption
|Milton J. Sumption|
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|Illinois State Senate District 29|
|Place of birth||River Falls, WI|
Sumption earned a degree in Mathematics and Economics from DePauw University. He then began working at a bank and became assistant branch bank manager. A few years later he joined the Peace Corps and served in it for two years.
Sumption's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Job Creation and Economic Growth
- Excerpt: "In order to ensure Illinois’ economy will remain competitive, grow, and create good paying jobs here in the 29th district, we need a sharp focus on policies that will create an economic environment that will promote business expansion and attract new companies to our region."
- Restore Fiscal Discipline
- Excerpt: "The political establishment in Illinois has failed to exercise any fiscal discipline for decades. We need to change that, and it starts with new leadership that is willing to make the tough decisions needed to get the state back on track."
- Excerpt: "Funding for our schools and providing the highest quality education for our children should be a top priority for all of Illinois. I believe that it is critical that we work to provide excellent and affordable education at all levels so our children and grandchildren will have the tools that they will need to realize their dreams and compete in a global economy."
- Health Care Reform
- Excerpt: "Although health care reform is being implemented nationally, there are plenty of opportunities for Illinois to promote both quality of life and fiscal discipline through improved health care policy and programs."
- Political Reform and Ethics
- Excerpt: "Illinois is in desperate need of political reform and higher ethical standards for all public officials. It starts by electing people with high integrity, a moral compass that clearly distinguishes between right and wrong, and the character to stand up and do the right thing despite significant pressure that can come from special interests and even members of one’s own party."
- Women’s Health and Choice
- Excerpt: "I believe a women’s reproductive health is a private issue to be decided by women, their families, and their spiritual advisors, not state bureaucrats."
- See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012
Sumption ran in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 29. Sumption was defeated by Julie Morrison in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012. Incumbent Susan Garrett is not running for re-election in District 29. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.
Sumption lives in Lake Bluff, Illinois, with his wife and two children.