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  • Martin J. Moylan

    Moylan opens Des Plaines constituent service office Jan 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    State Rep. Marty Moylan, a Des Plaines Democrat representing the 55th House District, will conduct an open house Saturday, Feb. 9, inaugurating his new constituent service office at 24 S. Des Plaines River Road in Des Plaines. Constituents are invited to visit the office between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

     
  • Moylan wants residents’ ideas Jan 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    State Rep. Marty Moylan is asking residents of the 55th district to offer their ideas for potential state legislation. “Constituents’ input in the legislative process is vital to crafting practical, common-sense legislation,” Moylan said.

     
  • Moylan hosts town hall meeting in Park Ridge Jan 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    State Rep. Marty Moylan, a Des Plaines Democrat representing the 55th House District, will host a town hall meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Maine Township offices, 1700 Ballard Road, Park Ridge. The meeting is to garner input from constituents on current issues facing Illinois.

     
  • Marty Moylan

    Moylan seeks participants for advisory committees Jan 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    State Rep. Marty Moylan, a Des Plaines Democrat representing the 55th House District, is seeking participation from area residents in his community advisory committees on education, women's issues, economic development, veteran issues, senior issues, transportation and public safety. "These advisory committees are my eyes and ears in the district while I'm down in Springfield," Moylan said.

     
  • Marty Moylan

    Moylan backs Bogusz for Des Plaines mayorDec 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    Outgoing Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan is backing 3rd Ward Alderman Matt Bogusz, who will be one of three candidates vying for the mayoral post in April. So far, two other hopefuls have filed candidate petitions for mayor: former Des Plaines mayor Tony Arredia, and 6th Ward Alderman Mark Walsten.

     
  •  Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan thanks Mary Pat Monteleone, left, and Kathleen Fergus for their support, while visiting with patrons at the Sugar Bowl restaurant after winning the 55th State House District race in Tuesday’s election.

    Des Plaines mayor reflects on road ahead in Ill. House Nov 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    Knees weary from walking the campaign trail roughly 60 hours a week in the run-up to Tuesday's election, newly-elected Democratic state Rep. Marty Moylan stopped in at the Sugar Bowl restaurant in downtown Des Plaines Wednesday morning to thank supporters. He will leave his post as mayor of Des Plaines in January.

     
  • Des Plaines mayor wins 55th House seatNov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Democratic Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan was poised to win the 55th House District seat Tuesday, beating Park Ridge Republican Susan Sweeney by more than 2,000 votes. With 70 of 73 precincts counted, Moylan had 19,438 votes to Sweeney's 17,161 votes. "We've got to work on some important issues," he said. "Jobs, taxes, pensions were high on the residents' minds when we were going door-to-door."

     
  • Sidney Mathias and Carol Sente

    Hot state races to watch in Northwest suburbsNov 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    State legislative candidates may not command the same day-to-day attention as presidential and congressional hopefuls, but Illinois is grappling with enough crises of its own this year that several Springfield races are hot enough to give Northwest suburban voters reason to head to the polls Tuesday.

     
  • Mulligan’s backing of Moylan pointless Nov 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Mike Sweeney, the GOP commiteeman of Elk Grove Township says Rosemary Mulligan's endorsement of Marty Moylan is meaningless. "I do not put a great deal of weight behind an endorsement from a state house veteran who could not collect enough petition signatures to get on the ballot for her own re-election," he writes.

     
  • Happy that Moylan will decline pension Oct 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Gene Spanos of Park Ridge was impressed by a conversation he had with Marty Moylan, candidate for state rep in the 55th district. "It was refreshing to hear that Mr. Moylan would opt out of his pension if elected this November," he writes. "Marty Moylan is showing yet again that he is the type of proven leader needed in Springfield."

     
  • Rosemary Mulligan

    Republican Mulligan backs Democrat Moylan Oct 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    Longtime Republican state Rep. Rosemary Mulligan is crossing party lines to back Democratic Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan for the Illinois House over Republican Susan Sweeney of Park Ridge. Moylan and Sweeney are competing for the 55th Illinois House District.

     
  • Marty Moylan opposes Susan Sweeney in the 55th State House District race.

    55th House hopefuls talk pension reformOct 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    When it comes to fixing the state’s pension gap, 55th House District candidates agree the solution must be negotiated with employees. Political newcomer Republican Susan Sweeney faces Democrat Marty Moylan, mayor of Des Plaines, on Nov. 6.

     
  • Tammy Duckworth, left, opposes Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District for the 2012 General Election.

    Less glitz, glamour in local debate prepOct 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    Before their first debate, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney hunkered down for last-minute preparations, with standins for their opponents. On a local level, there's less glitz and less opportunity to practice for debates for congressional and state offices. Still, candidates and their staffs have some strategies up their sleeves.

     
  • Endorsement: Moylan over Sweeney for House 55th District Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    Experience counts. And while neither Martin Moylan or Susan Sweeney has ever been elected to the Illinois Legislature, the Daily Herald endorses Moylan as being best prepared to serve the 55th House District.

     
  • Marty Moylan opposes Susan Sweeney in the 55th State House District race.

    55th House hopefuls split on gun control debateOct 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    The issue of gun control and gun safety clearly sets apart Democratic Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan and Republican Susan Sweeney, who are vying for the state legislature's 55th District House seat on Nov. 6.

     
  • Marty Moylan, left, opposes Susan Sweeney in the 55th State House District

    Gambling expansion divides 55th House hopefuls Oct 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidates vying for the 55th House District seat on Nov. 6 are divided on gambling expansion. Newcomer Republican candidate Susan Sweeney says she would support slot machines at Illinois horse racing tracks while Democratic Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan is against it. Neither candidate backs legislation calling for additional casinos.

     
  • Key statehouse battles take shape in suburbs Oct 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    With a lot at stake in the upcoming election, several key suburban legislative races are receiving extra attention from Republican and Democratic leaders. If issues including cutting teachers retirements and gambling expansion aren’t settled this fall, they’ll land in the laps of lawmakers elected in November.

     
  • Susan Sweeney, running for 55th District Representative

    Susan Sweeney: Candidate ProfileSep 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Susan Sweeney, running for 55th District Representative

     
  • Marty Moylan, running for 55th District Representative

    Marty Moylan: Candidate ProfileSep 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Marty Moylan, running for 55th District Representative

     
  • Susan Sweeney

    Sweeney’s growing war chest indicates GOP’s priority in 55th Sep 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    Republican leaders are heavily investing in the 55th House District race, where GOP primary write-in candidate faces Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan in the Nov. 6 general election. Along with sizable donations from House Republicans, Sweeney has also been promised $100,000 in support from the Young Guns PAC, a program started by Congressmen Aaron Schock and John Shimkus to retain and gain GOP seats at the state level.

     
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