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|Illinois State Senate District 49|
|Bachelor's||Illinois State University|
|Master's||Northern Illinois University|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Place of birth||Illinois|
Fitzgerald earned a bachelor of arts in political science from Illinois State University and Master's degree in public administration from Northern Illinois University. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
- See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012
Fitzgerald ran in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 49. Fitzgerald lost in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012. He faced Anthony Giles, Garrett Peck and Brian Smith. Incumbent William "Sam" McCann is not running for re-election in District 49, instead he is running in District 50. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois State Senate Republican Primary, 2012|
|J. Anthony Giles||9.1%||1,411|
Fitzgerald has three children.
- Official campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Citizens for Fitzgerald Facebook page
- Gary Fitzgerald on Twitter