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Pat Quinn (Former governor of Illinois)

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Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn

Political Career

Pat Quinn was re-elected Lieutenant Governor on Nov. 7, 2006.

Quinn led Illinois Military Family Relief Act, which provides financial assistance to families of Illinois National Guard members and Reservists called to active duty. He also spearheaded passage of the “Let Them Rest in Peace Act,” which has been a national model in protecting grieving families from vile and disruptive protests at funerals of servicemen and women.

In 2003, Governor Rod Blagojevich named Quinn chairman of the Blackout Solutions Task Force to study the state’s power grid and prevent power outages. He also chairs the Mississippi River Coordinating Council, Illinois Green Government Coordinating Council, Illinois Biofuels Investment and Infrastructure Working Group, and the Broadband Deployment Council.

Quinn served as Illinois State Treasurer from 1991 to 1995, where he cut his office’s budget each year and earned taxpayers $848 million in investment income. Since 1975, Quinn has worked to pass consumer protection laws, tax reform and citizen empowerment. In 1983 he pushed to create the Citizens Utility Board.


Quinn is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and holds an international economics degree from Georgetown University. He was elected Commissioner of the Cook County Board of (Property) Tax Appeals in 1982 and served as Revenue Director for the City of Chicago.


The father of two sons, Quinn grew up in Hinsdale and now lives in Chicago.

Contact Info

Springfield Office of Lt. Governor 214 State House Springfield, IL 62706 Phone: 217-782-7884 Fax: 217-524-6262

Chicago Office of Lt. Governor James R. Thompson Center 100 W. Randolph, 15-200 Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: 312-814-5220 Fax: 312-814-4862


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