John Curran appointed to State Senate
Jul 26, 2017 09:08AM
● By Ben Scott
DuPage County Board Vice Chairman John Curran has been appointed to the Illinois Senate to fill the vacant term of Christine Radogno. He tendered his resignation from the County Board on July 25.
“I would like to congratulate County Board Vice Chairman John Curran on being named to fill Christine Radogno’s vacant state Senate seat," said County Board Chairman Dan Cronin. "Curran has been a strong leader and advocate for DuPage County. Whether it’s negotiating collective bargaining contracts for County employees, or working with representatives to find solutions to legislative issues as the Chairman of the County Board’s Legislative Committee, Curran has worked to find ways to save taxpayers money. And his leadership as Vice Chairman of the Board has helped make DuPage County a great place to live, work and raise a family. While we will truly miss his work and his dedication to DuPage County, we are happy to see him moving on to bigger challenges. I’m confident Springfield is gaining an asset who will fight to protect residents of Illinois.”
Curran served as a County Board member since 2008 and Vice Chairman since 2012. His vacant seat will be filled by Chairman Cronin with the advice and consent of the County Board, and District 3 residents can apply to fill the vacancy.
Under state election law, a new member must be appointed within 60 days of Curran’s resignation from the Board and must be from the same political party – Curran is a Republican. The newly appointed Board member will serve the remainder of Curran’s term, which expires Nov. 30, 2018.
Anyone seeking appointment to the County Board should email a resume and letter of no more than 300 words outlining their interest and qualifications to Chairman Cronin at email@example.com.