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Frank Gambino
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Candidate for
Illinois State Senate District 34
Prior offices
Winnebago County Board, Member
2006 - Present
Campaign website
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Frank Gambino was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 34 of the Illinois State Senate.

Gambino attended Indiana University. He is currently part owner of Gambino Realtors and Gambino Homes LLC.


Campaign themes


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

  • Pensions
Excerpt: "Pension reform must happen if we are to get our finances under control. It is very apparent that the current system is unsustainable."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "I am a firm believer that housing is the key to a healthy economy and is usually the largest driver of jobs. To create a solid housing and job market, we need to begin to create jobs that provide wages allowing people the opportunity to purchase and stay in their homes."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I know the economic success and vitality of our region lies in our people and the best investment we can make is in our people, their education and training. I will work to get necessary money to educate our kids by getting rid of unnecessary pet projects and wasteful spending."
  • SeniorCare
Excerpt: "I am very concerned about the recent attacks on seniors, their healthcare and long-term care. The reduction in prescription benefits has caused many seniors to wonder what will happen to their health and quality of life. The reduction in Medicaid reimbursement for senior living and long-term care providers is making it very difficult for these facilities to make ends meet."
  • State Budget
Excerpt: "I believe a complete audit of every department, a long-needed expense, would reveal areas of waste, fraud and redundancy. The savings captured from such an audit would yield hundreds of millions of dollars. That is real money we can use for the services our people need and deserve."



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Gambino ran in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 34. Gambino was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012 and was defeated by Steve Stadelman (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Illinois State Senate, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stadelman 62.8% 49,540
     Republican Frank Gambino 37.2% 29,342
Total Votes 78,882


Gambino's campaign website listed the following endorsements:[5]

  • Don Manzullo - US Congressman
  • Christine Radogno - Illinois Senate Republican Leader
  • Dave Syverson - Illinois State Senator
  • Joe Sosnowski - Illinois State Representative
  • Scott Christiansen - Winnebago County Board Chairman


Gambino and his wife, Angel, have four children.

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