Robert S. Molaro
|Robert S. Molaro|
|Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 21st district
January 14, 2003 - January 14, 2009
|Succeeded by||Michael J. Zalewski|
June 29, 1950 |
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.
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
- Grotto, Jason; Long, Ray (December 12, 2011). "Ex-lawmaker nearly doubles his pension with one month of work; Robert Molaro's short stint as aide to Ald. Ed Burke brought him windfall for life". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
- "You, Molaro, Burke and $3 million; The pols count on you to get mad and then forget". Chicago Tribune. December 12, 2011. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
- Illinois General Assembly - Representative Robert S. Molaro (D) 21st District official IL House website
- Project Vote Smart - Representative Robert S. Molaro (IL) profile
- Follow the Money - Robert S Molaro
- Illinois House Democrats - Robert S. Molaro profile
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