Tom McNamara (politician) Article

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Thomas McNamara
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Tom McNamara in 2017
40th Mayor of Rockford, Illinois
Assumed office
May 2, 2017
Preceded by Larry Morrissey
Personal details
Born (1983-03-29) March 29, 1983 (age 35)
Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)Sarah Ann Reed
Residence Rockford, Illinois
Alma mater John Carroll University ( B.S.)( M.S.)

Thomas McNamara (born March 29th, 1983) is an Illinois politician of the Democratic Party, who took office as the 40th Mayor of Rockford on May 1st, 2017. [1] [2] [3] McNamara got his start as a politician serving as alderman of Rockford's 3rd ward, where he currently resides with his family. [4] On April 4th, 2017, McNamara won a landslide victory, winning just over 68% of votes cast for four mayoral candidates. [5] [6]

McNamara is the youngest son of former Rockford mayor John McNamara, who served from 1981-1989. [7]

He is the 40th mayor of Rockford, but is serving in the 41st term of office. C. Henry Bloom served two terms under the former two-year term government, from 1933-1937, followed by three terms under the current four-year term for the mayor's office, 1941-1953. Charles F. Brown served in the four years between Bloom's two non-consecutive terms in office.

References

  1. ^ "It's 'all-in' for new aldermen, McNamara | The Rock River Times". rockrivertimes.com. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  2. ^ Kolkey, Jeff (5 April 2017). "Rockford getting new mayor, six new alderman". Rockford Register Star. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  3. ^ Kolkey, Jeff (1 May 2017). "Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara: together 'we can end culture of crime'". Rockford Register Star. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Biography". City of Rockford. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  5. ^ "McNamara wins in landslide | The Rock River Times". rockrivertimes.com. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  6. ^ Kolkey, Jeff (5 April 2017). "Rockford getting new mayor, six new alderman". Rockford Register Star. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Mayor McNamara on his first 100 days | The Rock River Times". rockrivertimes.com. Retrieved 2017-12-07.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Larry Morrissey
Mayor of Rockford, Illinois
2017–present
Succeeded by
incumbent