Thomas Giarrante

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Thomas Giarrante
Mayor of Joliet
Mayor of Joliet, Illinois
Incumbent
Assumed office
2011
Preceded by Art Schultz[1]
Personal details
Born Joliet, Illinois
Spouse(s) Rosemary
Children 3
Residence Joliet, Illinois
Alma mater Joliet Junior College[2]
Occupation Barber, retired firefighter[3]

Thomas Giarrante is the mayor of Joliet, Illinois. Giarrante won the April 2011 election by receiving 26% of the mayoral votes in a field of nine candidates.[1] He replaced outgoing Mayor Arthur Schultz.[4]

Giarrante is a lifelong Joliet resident who attended Sacred Heart Grade School, Joliet Catholic High School, and Joliet Junior College. He spent 22 years as a firefighter, serving as president of the Joliet Firefighters Local 44 for 16 years. Giarrante has served on the Joliet Park Board and the Joliet Public Service Committee. Prior to becoming mayor, Giarrante served for 15 years on the Joliet City Council. He has chaired the Joliet City Council Public Safety Committee, Water Park Committee and the Baseball Committee.[2]

Giarrante has a wife, Rosemary, and three children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ald. Thomas Giarrante elected Joliet mayor". Chicago Sun-Times. April 5, 2011. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "City Council Biography - Mayor Tom Giarrante". City of Joliet. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ Owen, Mary (April 5, 2011). "Giarrante appears to have won mayor’s race; council gets three new members". TribLocal (Joliet ed.) (Tribune Interactive). Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ Owen, Mary. "Giarrante appears to have won mayor’s race; council gets three new members". TribLocal (Joliet ed.) (Tribune Interactive). Retrieved April 5, 2011.