He was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1960 and re-elected in 1962. He was subsequently elected to the state Senate in 1964. During his tenure, he would serve as the assistant Senate majority leader.
In 1982, he was elected as the state Treasurer. He was defeated in a bid for renomination in 1986 by Jerome Cosentino, who was also his predecessor. He left office in 1987 and retired from elective politics.
|Illinois State Treasurer
1983 – 1987