|Illinois State Senate District 49|
|2013 - Present|
|January 11, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Will County Regional School Superintendent|
|2006 - Present|
|High school||Joliet Catholic Academy, 1987|
|Bachelor's||Illinois State University|
|Master's||University of St. Francis|
|Ph.D.||EdD, Leadership and Finance, Loyola Chicago, 2006|
|Profession||Educator and Education Administrator|
Bertino-Tarrant's professional experience includes working as a teacher at Providence Catholic High School, assistant principal at Nelson Prairie and Nelson Ridge Schools, and principal at Channahon Junior High School.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bertino-Tarrant served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Committee of the Whole|
|• Labor and Commerce|
|• Local Government|
|• State Government & Veterans Affairs|
Bertino-Tarrant's campaign website listed the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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 won election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 49. Bertino-Tarrant was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated Garrett Peck (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois State Senate, District 49, General Election, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Bertino-Tarrant is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bertino-Tarrant raised a total of $842,033 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.
|Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Illinois State Senate, District 49||$842,033|
|Grand Total Raised||$842,033|
2012Bertino-Tarrant won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bertino-Tarrant raised a total of $842,033.
|Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant's campaign in 2012|
|Illinois Senate Democratic Fund||$394,750|
|Illinois Democratic Party||$197,686|
|Illinois Education Association||$40,000|
|Illinois Federation of Teachers||$22,093|
|American Federation of Teachers Local Ii||$21,285|
|Total Raised in 2012||$842,033|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Bertino-Tarrant and her husband, Mike, have two children.
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- ↑ Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, "About," accessed October 21, 2012
- ↑ Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, "Issues," accessed October 20, 2012
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012
- ↑ followthemoney.org, "Bertino-Tarant, Jennifer," accessed July 17, 2013
- ↑ Project Vote Smart, "Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant," accessed October 20, 2012
William "Sam" McCann (R)
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