Robert S. Molaro

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Robert S. Molaro
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 21st district
In office
January 14, 2003 - January 14, 2009
Succeeded by Michael J. Zalewski
Personal details
Born (1950-06-29) June 29, 1950 (age 66)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Barbara
Profession attorney

Robert S. Molaro is a politician and a member of the Democratic Party. Robert Molaro is a former member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 21st District from 2003 until January 2009. Molaro was previously an Illinois State Senator starting in 1993. He was a state senator for 6 years. Representative Molaro ran for state house in 2002 and won. Every election after that, representative Molaro won easily.

Upon his retirement from the state legislature on December 4, 2008, Molaro was eligible for a public pension of about $64,000 annually based on the formula for Illinois lawmakers of 85% of their last salary. Chicago Alderman Edward M. Burke hired Molaro as an expert on pensions to write a 19-page white paper on Chicago's pension funds. Molaro worked as an aide to Burke for one month, earned $12,000, and nearly doubled his pension.[1][2]

Electoral History[edit]

2002: (D) Robert S. Molaro: 61% (R) Randy Kantner: 39%

2004: (D) Robert S. Molaro: 59% (R) Martin J. Ryan: 41%

2006: (D) Robert S. Molaro: 70% (R) Charles Johnson: 30%

2008: Did not seek re-election

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