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Lieutenant Governor
of Illinois
Pat Quinn





Pat Quinn (Democrat), was re-elected Lieutenant Governor on Nov. 7, 2006. His
priorities include advocating for taxpayers and consumers, protecting the environment,
promoting decent health care, and helping soldiers and their families.

            Quinn led the successful effort to enact the 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 protests intended to disrupt funerals of servicemen and women who have given their lives in service to their country.  The Lieutenant Governor’s office provides a range of
services to military families, troops and veterans, and maintains the Web site, one of the country’s most informative and frequently accessed websites on supporting our troops.

            In 2003, Governor Blagojevich named Quinn chairman of the Special Task Force on the Condition and Future of the Illinois Energy Infrastructure to prevent power outages. He also chairs the Mississippi River Coordinating Council, the Illinois Green Government Coordinating Council , the 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 organized petition drives for consumer protection laws, tax reform and citizen empowerment. He spearheaded the 1983 drive to create the Citizens Utility Board. In 2001, he walked across Illinois, from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan, on behalf of the Bernardin Amendment, which calls for decent health care for everyone.

            Quinn, 57, 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 Chicago Revenue Director. The father of two sons, Quinn
grew up in Hinsdale and now lives in Chicago. 


The Lieutenant Governor is first in line of succession to the Governor. The Lieutenant Governor chairs the Illinois River Coordinating Council, which addresses the economic, environmental and recreational viability of the Illinois River watershed, and the Governor's Rural Affairs Council, which consider issues facing rural Illinois, such as housing, transportation and health care.

            Other duties of the Lieutenant Governor include overseeing the Illinois Main Street program, which helps revitalize dozens of Illinois communities through historic preservation, tourism and enhancement of downtown shopping districts, and serving as chairman of the Illinois delegation of the bi-national Great Lakes Commission.


214 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
Office: (217) 782-7884


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