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Jay Hoffman has represented the 113th District in the Illinois House of Representatives since 2013. He previously served as State Representative from January 1991 to January 1997 and from October 1997 to January 2011.
During his career in public service, Hoffman helped to pass two major, multi-billion dollar capital construction plans in Illinois that created hundreds of thousands of construction, development and new-business jobs and provided billions of dollars for communities across the state. To protect Metro East jobs, Hoffman has fought to pass job-boosting plans at Fairmount Park and encourage local economic development.
Hoffman's top priorities are strengthening public safety, improving job growth and economic development, providing educational opportunities, making Illinois the leader in the research and production of alternative energy, and balancing the state budget. Hoffman will continue his efforts to protect vital funding for education, public safety and programs for seniors and veterans. A fighter for middle-class workers and public safety, after a local construction worker was killed on the job, Hoffman spearheaded a statewide program enforcing reduced speeds in construction zones to protect motorists and workers from tragic accidents.
To reduce the burden of skyrocketing property taxes for local seniors, Hoffman fought to pass a law increasing the senior citizen property tax exemption to save seniors more of their hard-earned money. He will continue working to give homeowners and middle-class taxpayers needed relief.
Hoffman has a B.S. in Finance from Illinois State University and a law degree from St. Louis University School of Law. Prior to becoming a state representative, he served as a St. Clair County prosecutor and the Director of Probation and Court Services for the 20th Judicial Circuit Court. While serving as director, he created a mandatory drug testing program for probationers, which was later used as a model for programs throughout the state.
Hoffman authored a book that provides a blueprint for utilizing the state's natural resources to create jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Hope from the Heartland: Jobs, Clean Air, Energy Security outlines how the Midwest can lead the nation in research and the production of alternative energy by utilizing the Midwestern states' natural resources to create jobs in the declining manufacturing sector. Creating good-paying jobs in 21st century careers remains one of Hoffman's top priorities.
Hoffman and his wife have two children.
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