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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Campaign Spotlight: Martin Moylan

Martin Moylan
Illinois House, 55th House District of Illinois
Issues: Fiscal Responsibility, Education, Economic Development, Health care, Crime, Ethics Reform

Martin Moylan is 100% pro-choice and has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Illinois Action. Martin Moylan knows that women don't turn to politicians for advice about birth control, mammograms, or cancer screenings. He believes that government should not be involved in a woman's personal medical decisions.

Moylan’s opponent, Susan Sweeney, cannot be trusted when it comes to women’s health care. She supports dangerous restrictions on abortion.

Having lived in Des Plaines for over 25 years, Mayor Martin Moylan has always been involved in making Des Plaines a strong and vibrant community centered on working class family values. Moylan was elected to serve as the mayor in April of 2009. Prior to the mayoral election, Moylan served as Alderman of the 2nd Ward of Des Plaines.

Marty Moylan learned the importance of leadership and service at an early age. As a result of his father’s premature passing, Marty – the oldest of 13 children – had his leadership abilities put to the test while helping his mother raise his 12 younger siblings during challenging times. It was through this early experience that Moylan learned the importance of integrity, hard work, living within your means and service.

Moylan attended St. Angela’s grammar school, graduated from St. Philips High School, and attended the University of Illinois. While growing up, Moylan was a member of the North Austin Boys Club where he participated in football, baseball, and boxing.

Moylan has more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry, specializing in the electrical field. As the former electrical inspector and Deputy Director of the Des Plaines Building Department, Moylan helped transform the department into a user-friendly agency. Currently, Moylan serves as a Business Representative for IBEW Union Local 134.

Moylan is passionate about solving the community’s most pressing challenges while also creating opportunities in Des Plaines. It is his goal to make Des Plaines a world class suburb. As mayor, Moylan works tirelessly on issues affecting the families of Des Plaines. From public safety policies and economic development initiatives to quality of life issues and government reform, Moylan’s leadership has made a difference for all Des Plaines residents. Moylan actually rolls his sleeves up and gets the job done for the community.

Mayor Marty Moylan is married to Lisa and is the proud father of Colt — who graduated from Maine West Township High School and is following in his father’s footsteps as an apprentice electrician.

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