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Encyclopedia > Martin Sandoval

Martin A. Sandoval is the Illinois State Senator for the 12th District, which he has served since 2003. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Early life

Sandoval was born in The Back of the Yards, a neighborhood on Chicago’s Southwest Side. He graduated from Quigley Preparatory Seminary South High School and went on to Loyola University in Chicago where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Public service

Sandoval’s career has included appointments to the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and ten years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He was also a leader in various federal labor unions. The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated as DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ... The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for administering programs of veterans benefits for veterans, their families, and survivors. ... EPA redirects here. ...

In 1999, Sandoval was appointed as Commissioner to the Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. He was reelected to that position in 2000. Sandoval served as chairman on the District’s Committee of Engineering as well as the Committee on Public Health and Welfare. These committees provide policy and budgetary direction in the planning and design of the District’s construction projects as well as security of all plant facilities.

Sandoval continues to sponsor science fairs and provides resources to local schools. He serves on the board of Catholic Charities of Chicago, Advocate Bethany Hospital and the Save-A-Life Foundation.

Senate career

Sandoval was elected in 2003 as state senator. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

As senator, he has sponsored a bill to reduce harmful mercury emissions by requiring automobile manufacturers to establish a program to collect mercury switches out of used vehicles to be scrapped or recycled.

Sandoval is concerned about his constituents access to health care, and recently supported increased funding for early detection of breast cancer. The increased funding would be used to help low-income and uninsured women get tested early for breast cancer. One of Sandoval’s biggest priorities is education, so he has worked to secure more education funding for the students in his district who need new facilities to replace the overcrowded schools of the Southwest Side.

Sandoval is Vice-Chairperson of the Local Government Committee and Chairperson of the Commerce and Economic Development Committee. He also serves on the Senate Commerce Committee, Appropriations I, and the Environment and Energy Committee.

Personal life

Senator Sandoval lives in the Gage Park neighborhood with his wife Marina, their twins Martin Jr. and Angie, and their daughter Jenny.

External link

  • Illinois General Assembly page



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