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Friday, March 9, 2012

Candidate Spotlight: Tom Cullerton for State Senate 23rd District

Tom Cullerton
Illinois Senate, 23rd District

Tom Cullerton is 100% pro-choice and he has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Illinois Action.

Issues: Education Funding, Budget

Biography: Tom is a husband, father, veteran, union member, community leader, volunteer coach, and hard-working public servant. A life-long resident of Illinois, Tom and his wife Stacey moved to Villa Park over a decade ago where they now raise three healthy and happy sons. Since moving to DuPage County, Tom has been active in the community. He completed the Citizens Police Academy which prompted him to form and captain a neighborhood watch in their area. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, his local chapter of the American Legion, and coaches little league- a side note his team won the Farm League World Series in 2011.

Tom has a long history of serving his community. In 1990, he enlisted in the United States Army- Infantry Division and was honorably discharged in 1993. In 2005 Tom was compelled to run for Villa Park Trustee to ensure that the residents of Villa Park were receiving top-notch services and to initiate a more business friendly atmosphere. In 2009, the voters of Villa Park were so impressed with Tom’s work as a Trustee, they elected him to serve as Village President with a resounding majority of the vote. Since Tom has been Village President, he has improved Villa Park’s financial stability through responsible budgeting, has been honored by the Sierra Club for initiatives the town has taken to become “green”, and has streamlined governmental services making them easier to access and less cumbersome for individuals and businesses to utilize

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