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Rob Martwick is serving his second term as State Representative of the 19th District, which includes all or portions of the Chicago neighborhoods of Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Gladstone Park, Dunning, Belmont Heights, Forest Glen, Norwood Park, and the suburban villages of Norridge, Harwood Heights, Elmwood Park and River Grove.
Rob is an attorney and former criminal prosecutor. As an Assistant State's Attorney, Rob prosecuted deadbeat parents, drunk drivers and drug dealers. He spent a year as the lead domestic violence prosecutor for the state's attorney's office in the 2nd Municipal District. In private practice, Rob focused on real estate taxation law and has hosted annual tax appeal seminars, helping homeowners appeal their real estate tax assessments free of charge.
Rob was raised in Norridge by parents that valued civic involvement and has been active in this community his entire life. While serving as a local government official, he twice took part in overhauls of municipal policies and procedures, balanced budgets, and used creative means to secure a solid financial footing. He also founded the Norwood Park Township Youth Council, which gave young adult students an opportunity to participate in local government.
During his first term as state representative, Rob fought for education funding fairness by passing a measure requiring charter schools to return funds to the local school district if a student transfers to the public school. Previously, if a charter school student transferred to a public school in the middle of a school year, the funding for the student was kept by the charter school.
To help create jobs and repair our aging roadways and bridges, Rob voted for more than $1 billion in funding for needed construction projects across Illinois. The capital construction program will not only put people back to work, but the infrastructure investment will help boost the economy and help businesses create jobs by making it easier to move goods and services and encourage greater economic development. To provide support for our local first responders, Rob voted to help law enforcement agencies with limited resources purchase bulletproof vests and replace old vests by using funds collected from fines that are imposed on criminals.
Rob will continue to push for state budgets that address Illinois' serious fiscal challenges and prioritize spending to better meet the needs of local residents. To spur job creation in Illinois, Rob will work to make the state's business tax code fair for employers and workers and build new partnerships to re-train Illinois' workforce. Knowing local residents' voices need to be heard in state government, Rob will remain accessible to local residents through his full-time constituent service office and community meetings throughout the district.
Rob lives in Chicago with his wife. He earned his law degree from The John Marshall Law School in 1996 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Boston College in 1988. He attended Loyola Academy High School and John V. Leigh Grammar School in Norridge.
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