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Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant

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Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
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Candidate for
Illinois State Senate District 49
High schoolJoliet Catholic Academy, 1987
Bachelor'sIllinois State University
Master'sUniversity of St. Francis
Ph.D.EdD, Leadership and Finance, Loyola Chicago, 2006
ProfessionEducator and Education Administrator
Personal website
Campaign website
Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 49 of the Illinois State Senate.


Campaign themes


Bertino-Tarrant's campaign website lists the following issues:[1]

  • Job Creation
Excerpt: "Jennifer will work with local employers to keep jobs and investment tied to the local communities, and will work through her constituent office to make sure that local businesses have a clear line of communication to every agency in the state."
  • Education
Excerpt: "In Springfield, Jennifer will fight to preserve early childhood learning programs that give local students a head start on academic success. She will also ensure that schools are equipped to prepare students for college and to give workers the skills they need to find careers in the modern workplace."
  • Ethics
Excerpt: "Missteps like the controversial legislative scholarship program have eroded public confidence in the General Assembly. Jennifer believes that the best way to hold elected officials accountable is to ensure that state institutions maintain the highest level of transparency. As a state senator, Jennifer will study the budget to oppose the sort of favor-trading and waste which voters have grown tired of in Springfield."
  • The Budget
Excerpt: "During her five years as Regional Superintendent, Jennifer reduced the budget every year while maintaining services. She’ll bring that same sound fiscal policy to Springfield, where for too long legislators have failed to fulfill their financial obligations and passed budgets that came more from politics than good sense."



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Bertino-Tarrant is running in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 49. Bertino-Tarrant was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012. Incumbent William "Sam" McCann is not running for re-election in District 49, instead he is running in District 50. Bertino-Tarrant will face Republican Garrett Peck in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]


Bertino-Tarrant has a husband, Mike, and two children, Elise and Zackry.[4]

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