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|Tenure = 2013 - Present
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}}{{tnr}}'''Thomas E. Cullerton'''  is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 23 since 2013.
  
 
Cullerton currently serves as President of the Village of Villa Park, a position he was elected to in April 2009. He previously served as a Village Trustee from 2005-2009.<ref name="bio">[http://www.tomcullertonforsenate.com/biography.html ''Tom Cullerton for Senate,'' "About Tom," accessed January 3, 2012]</ref>
 
Cullerton currently serves as President of the Village of Villa Park, a position he was elected to in April 2009. He previously served as a Village Trustee from 2005-2009.<ref name="bio">[http://www.tomcullertonforsenate.com/biography.html ''Tom Cullerton for Senate,'' "About Tom," accessed January 3, 2012]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Cullerton won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 23. Cullerton defeated [[Kevin Allen]] and [[Greg Brownfield]] in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated incumbent [[Carole Pankau]] (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
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Cullerton won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 23. Cullerton defeated [[Kevin Allen]] and [[Greg Brownfield]] in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated incumbent [[Carole Pankau]] (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 17:05, 27 January 2013

Thomas E. Cullerton
Tom Cullerton.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 23
Incumbent
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Member, City Council, Villa Park
2005 - Present
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1990-1993
Personal
ProfessionVillage President, Villa Park
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Thomas E. Cullerton is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 23 since 2013.

Cullerton currently serves as President of the Village of Villa Park, a position he was elected to in April 2009. He previously served as a Village Trustee from 2005-2009.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Tom Cullerton's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Jobs & the Economy
Excerpt: "Tom Cullerton believes that we can promote job creation by educating our workforce on how to adapt to new markets such as “green” technology and ensuring that tax credits are be based on FTE growth. He is against curtailing the collective bargaining rights of public employees. He supports raising the minimum wage to establish a living wage for Illinois workers."
  • The Budget
Excerpt: "As a senator, his goal would be to have the tax increase to expire; Cullerton also believes that voters be informed and ultimately have full say in regards to any tax changes. Cullerton is for a reduction of costs in all departments that is reasonable while still offering budgetary relief."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Tom Cullerton wants to have discussions on how to get lower performing schools to higher levels of achievement. He knows the importance of not increasing burdens on families when funding education; he does not support increasing income taxes in order to increase state education funding."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "He believes that the state should make sure we fund our pensions every year. Cullerton supports raising Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to at least equal the poverty level. He supports medically accurate and age-appropriate sex education."
  • Womens' Rights
Excerpt: "Tom Cullerton is pro-choice. He supports repealing the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975 and replacing it with a law that states decisions about reproductive matters should be made privately, between a woman and her doctor, without governmental interference."

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Cullerton won election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 23. Cullerton defeated Kevin Allen and Greg Brownfield in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated incumbent Carole Pankau (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Illinois State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Cullerton 51.2% 40,829
     Republican Carole Pankau 48.8% 38,920
Total Votes 79,749


Illinois State Senate, District 23 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Kevin Allen 30.5% 2,344
Greg Brownfield 28.7% 2,206
Green check mark transparent.pngThomas E. Cullerton 40.8% 3,130
Total Votes 7,680

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

Personal

Cullerton has been a resident of Villa Park since moving there from Chicago in July 2002. He and his wife Stacey have three sons.[1]

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Preceded by
Carole Pankau (R)
Illinois Senate District 23
2013–present
Succeeded by
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