Anthony DeLuca (Illinois politician)

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Anthony J. DeLuca
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 80th district
Assumed office
March 2009 (2009-March)
Preceded by George Scully, Jr.
Mayor of Chicago Heights
In office
May 2003 (2003-May) – May 2009 (2009-May)
Preceded by Thomas Somer
Succeeded by Alex Lopez
Personal details
Born (1970-09-22) September 22, 1970 (age 46)
Chicago Heights, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sarah
Children Three Children
Residence Chicago Heights, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater Elmhurst College
Profession Businessman

Anthony J. DeLuca (born September 22, 1970) is a member of the Illinois House of Representatives who has represented the 80th district since his appointment in March 2009 to succeed George Scully, who was appointed to the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County.[1] The Southland based district includes all or parts of Homewood, Flossmoor, Chicago Heights, Park Forest, South Chicago Heights, University Park, Frankfort, Manhattan and Symerton, Illinois.

Before being appointed to that position, he served as mayor of Chicago Heights, Illinois, since 2003. Some controversy was created as DeLuca is known to many to be a member of the Republican Party, whereas Scully is a Democrat. DeLuca has stated, "If I am appointed to a Democratic seat, I am a Democrat."[2]


  1. ^ Schlikerman, Becky (2009-03-12). "Candidates lining up to succeed DeLuca in Chicago Heights". Southtown Star. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Zimmer, Nathaniel (2009-02-13). "Chicago Heights mayor eyed to replace Scully". Southtown Star. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 

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