2355 York St., Unit 1
Blue Island, IL 60406
(708) 396-2898 (fax)
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 558-1091 (fax)
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"I've always believed
that good government begins with listening. As your representative,
I'll work hard on the issues people tell me are important to them:
better schools; quality, affordable health care; job creation and
better wages, and safer streets and neighborhoods."
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Robert Rita was elected State Representative
of the 28th District in November 2002. His district includes Chicago's
9th and 34th Wards and the suburban communities of Blue Island, Calumet
Park, Crestwood, Midlothian, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Palos Park and Robbins.
As a State Representative, Rita has made economic redevelopment, equitable
school funding and increased health care availability his top priorities.
Prior to his election as a State Representative, Rita served as a Calumet
Township Trustee. He was appointed Chairman of the Finance Committee and
Vice Chairman of the Road and Bridge Committee.
In November 1998, fellow township trustees across the state elected him
Director of the Illinois Trustee Division. As director, he focused on
improving educational opportunities for trustees throughout the state
to help them become more effective public servants. His efforts included
the promotion of home study courses, seminars and establishing a township
networking information line.
In April 2001, Rita was elected to his second term as Calumet Township
Trustee without any opposition.
A union member since 1989, Rita is a former member of Teamsters Local #726
and is currently a member of Operating Engineers Local #150. Rita admires
and shares the goals of organized labor.
Robert is the father of
Ashley, who is eighteen years old.
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