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Tom McNamara (politician)

Thomas McNamara
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Tom McNamara in 2017
40th Mayor of Rockford, Illinois
Assumed office
May 2, 2017
Preceded byLarry Morrissey
Personal details
Born (1983-03-29) March 29, 1983 (age 35)
Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Sarah Ann Reed
ResidenceRockford, Illinois
Alma materJohn Carroll University (B.S.)(M.S.)

Thomas McNamara (born March 29th, 1983) is an Illinois politician of the Democratic Party, who took office as the 40th Mayor of Rockford on May 1st, 2017.[1][2][3] McNamara got his start as a politician serving as alderman of Rockford's 3rd ward, where he currently resides with his family.[4] On April 4th, 2017, McNamara won a landslide victory, winning just over 68% of votes cast for four mayoral candidates.[5][6]

McNamara is the youngest son of former Rockford mayor John McNamara, who served from 1981-1989.[7]

He is the 40th mayor of Rockford, but is serving in the 41st term of office. C. Henry Bloom served two terms under the former two-year term government, from 1933-1937, followed by three terms under the current four-year term for the mayor's office, 1941-1953. Charles F. Brown served in the four years between Bloom's two non-consecutive terms in office.

References

  1. ^ "It's 'all-in' for new aldermen, McNamara | The Rock River Times". rockrivertimes.com. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  2. ^ Kolkey, Jeff (5 April 2017). "Rockford getting new mayor, six new alderman". Rockford Register Star. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  3. ^ Kolkey, Jeff (1 May 2017). "Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara: together 'we can end culture of crime'". Rockford Register Star. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Biography". City of Rockford. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  5. ^ "McNamara wins in landslide | The Rock River Times". rockrivertimes.com. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  6. ^ Kolkey, Jeff (5 April 2017). "Rockford getting new mayor, six new alderman". Rockford Register Star. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Mayor McNamara on his first 100 days | The Rock River Times". rockrivertimes.com. Retrieved 2017-12-07.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Larry Morrissey
Mayor of Rockford, Illinois
2017–present
Succeeded by
incumbent