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Jerry F. Costello II

Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 116th District

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Candidate: Jerry F. Costello II

    The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 116th District

    The Competition: Julie Bigham Eggers

    The Buzz: Costello has served as representative in the 116th district since 2011. He is a financial advisor, former assistant chief of police and former paratrooper with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division.

    Costello says his experience as a law enforcement official and financial advisor aids him in his legislative work involving public safety and the state's financial situation. He supports the second amendment right to bear arms, is pro-life, against same-sex marriage and supports efforts to ensure illegal immigrants do not receive benefits from taxpayer dollars.