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Michael E. Hastings

Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Senate in the 19th District



    The Candidate: Michael E. Hastings

    The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for State Senate in the 19th District

    The Competition: Edgar Montalvo

    The Buzz: Hastings was formerly 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and later promoted to Captain, where he received a Bronze Star for his service. He later joined Johnson & Johnson as a clinical sales representative.

    Hastings was then elected vice-president of the Board of Trustees for Illinois High School District 203 and also has served as the co-chairman of the Finance Committee and co-chairman of the Education Committee in the district. He currently is working on obtaining his law degree in educational law.

    Hasting's platform includes a focus on pension reform, veteran's rights and education.