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District 43Illinois State Senate — Democratic PartyMarch 15, 2016Illinois Primary Election

March 15, 2016Illinois Primary Election

Illinois State SenateDistrict 43 — Democratic Party

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Senators serve a two-year term at one part of the decade and serve four-year terms for the rest of the decade. They introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, approve appointments to state agencies, and approve the state budget.
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Pat McGuire

Full-time legislator
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  • Comprehensive Illinois tax reform
  • Higher education funding and reform
  • Corrections reform
Profession:Full-time legislator

I am a lifelong resident of Joliet. I am married to Lora McDonald McGuire, who grew up two houses from the I&M towpath in Channahon, taught nursing for nearly three decades at Joliet Junior College, and continues to do much great work in pain management, health care access, and domestic violence prevention. Our daughter, Molly, attended Joliet public schools, graduated from St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN, and lives in Los Angeles.


I taught English in public and private high schools and worked in Joliet Junior College's Student Support Services TRIO program assisting low-income, first-generation, and special-needs students.


The elective offices I have held are Joliet Township High School District 204 Board of Education (1993-2006), Will County Treasurer (2006-2010), and District 43 Illinois State Senator (2012-present).




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