Election Profile: Illinois State Representative 90th District

By Joe Palmer

Illinois State Representative – 90th District

Tom Demmer

Party: Republican

Age: 26

Hometown: Dixon

Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Dayton

Career: Director of marketing and strategic planning at KSB Hospital

Main Goals/Priorities:

• Addressing unemployment in the state.

• Removing the hurdles that the state is imposing on economic growth.

• Relieving the budget situation in Illinois.

Tom Boken

Party: Democrat

Age: 45

Hometown: DeKalb

Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Illinois University

Career: Civil service worker

Main Goals/Priorities:

• Supporting a graduated income tax rate.

• Exploring ways to increase renewable energy sources in Illinois.

• Cracking down on payday lending institutions that lead citizens to debt.