Senator Pat McGuire (D)
|417C Capitol Building|
|Springfield, IL 62706 |
|2200 Weber Road|
|Crest Hill, IL 60403 |
|(815) 207-4446 FAX|
|Years served: 2012-Present|
Committee assignments: Appropriations II; Committee of the Whole; Environment and Conservation; Higher Education (Chairperson); Revenue (Vice-Chairperson); State Government; Transportation; Subcommittee on Drycleaners (Sub-Chairperson).
Biography: State Senator Pat McGuire for a decade taught English in public and Catholic high schools. During that time, he was elected to the Joliet Township High School District 204 Board of Education. In 1997, McGuire joined Joliet Junior College's Project Achieve, where he tutored English to first-generation, low-income, and special-needs students.
McGuire's school board experience with property taxes motivated him to run for Will County Treasurer in 2006, a post he held until 2010. In 2011, McGuire served as Braidwood City Clerk. Since 2012, McGuire has represented eight communities in Will County and one in DuPage County as the 43rd District State Senator. He is the chair of the Higher Education Committee, the vice-chair of the Revenue Committee, and serves on four other committees.
McGuire grew up in Joliet, the oldest of six children, and was educated in Joliet schools from first grade through college. His father, Paul, was a Joliet firefighter, and his great-grandfather helped found the local union at Lockport's Texaco refinery. His wife, Lora, grew up in Channahon. The McGuires have an adult daughter, Molly, who lives in Los Angeles.