Carl Wasco

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Carl R. Wasco
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Candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives District 68
High schoolAuburn High School (1969)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1971 – 1975
Date of birthRockford, IL
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Carl R. Wasco was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 68 of the Illinois House of Representatives.

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.


Campaign themes


Wasco's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • 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. "



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[2][3][4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 68, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn M. Cabello Incumbent 53.3% 25,169
     Democratic Carl R. Wasco 46.7% 22,091
Total Votes 47,260

Illinois House of Representatives, District 68 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCarl Wasco 67.6% 3,407
Clint Little 32.4% 1,635
Total Votes 5,042


Wasco and his wife, Marcia, have two children.

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