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State Representative Fred Crespo represents the 44th District, which includes all or parts of Bartlett, Elgin, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg and Streamwood.
A father of two daughters, husband, and former realtor and municipal leader, Crespo is working to protect taxpayers' hard-earned money, hold the line on property taxes, and keep our communities safe.
Serving as chairman of an appropriations committee, Crespo has scrutinized government spending. By reviewing the state budget line-by-line, Fred is working to consolidate duplicative layers of government, cut wasteful spending, and protect vital services like education, health care, public safety, and essential programs for veterans and senior citizens while demanding greater accountability from government agencies. Crespo has voted to cut lawmakers' pay, including his own, by forcing legislators to work days without pay and rejecting cost of living adjustments.
Almost $47 billion in state and federal taxpayer dollars is devoted to grants in Illinois, which are intended to help organizations that provide vital services to the state's residents. However, some grants have been handed out without the proper transparency, resulting in tens of millions of dollars in waste. To better protect taxpayer dollars, Crespo passed reforms to bring greater transparency and accountability to the state's grant process.
Crespo is continually working to hold the line on property taxes. To provide necessary relief to senior homeowners, he voted to increase the value of the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption, and will continue to fight for all homeowners by pushing for legislation preventing property taxes from increasing when home values decline.
Knowing the importance of local transportation to our region's economic growth and quality of life, Crespo fought to secure funding to improve the I-90 interchange at Barrington Road. The project will improve access to local businesses and nearby medical facilities by creating full east and west access to the interstate.
As a husband and father, keeping local communities safe is a deeply personal commitment for Crespo. He has supported tough new sentencing guidelines for sex offenders, and fought to expand GPS monitoring of predators that target children. A strong advocate for victims of domestic violence, he fought to expand the state's civil order of protection law, allowing victims to seek legal protection against a stalker before violence escalates. Crespo serves on the Leadership Board of the Women In Need Growing Stronger (WINGS) program, an alliance of service providers, religious leaders, and community members devoted to providing services and housing to domestic violence victims.
A graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, Crespo resides in Hoffman Estates. He and his wife, a nurse, are the parents of two daughters. Crespo previously served as a Hoffman Estates trustee.
Crespo is a member of St. Hubert Church, where he has coached the track and field and cross country teams. His volunteer work also includes service on the Alexian Brothers Mental Health Center Board. /p>