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  • Moylan wants residents’ ideas Jan 22, 2013 4:45 PM
    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 2:06 PM
    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.

  • Moylan seeks participants for advisory committees Jan 14, 2013 5:01 PM
    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.

  • Moylan backs Bogusz for Des Plaines mayor Dec 22, 2012 9:50 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 reflects on road ahead in Ill. House Nov 7, 2012 1:07 PM
    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 seat Nov 7, 2012 12:32 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."

  • Hot state races to watch in Northwest suburbs Nov 5, 2012 6:00 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 5:00 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 5:00 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."

  • Republican Mulligan backs Democrat Moylan Oct 24, 2012 1:53 PM
    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.

  • 55th House hopefuls talk pension reform Oct 22, 2012 6:58 PM
    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.

  • Less glitz, glamour in local debate prep Oct 14, 2012 7:46 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 5:47 PM
    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.

  • 55th House hopefuls split on gun control debate Oct 5, 2012 5:14 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.

  • Gambling expansion divides 55th House hopefuls Oct 2, 2012 6:00 PM
    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 2, 2012 6:59 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: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:32 PM
    Candidate information for Susan Sweeney, running for 55th District Representative

  • Marty Moylan: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:30 PM
    Candidate information for Marty Moylan, running for 55th District Representative

  • Sweeney’s growing war chest indicates GOP’s priority in 55th Sep 11, 2012 6:10 PM
    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.

  • Moylan needed to step aside at game Sep 10, 2012 10:07 AM
    Letter to the editor: William McNutt of Des Plaines was among the veterans who were honored Aug. 24 at the Maine West football game. The event was lovely, he said, but for Mayor Marty Moylan stepping in. "There should be a moral limit on political campaigning," he writes. "Moylan was never a veteran and should be able to step aside on some of his picture-taking events."

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