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Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) met with students from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy on Wednesday, Feb. 20.IMSA

Every year, hundreds of sophomores at the Illinois Math and Science Academy take part in the Leadership Education and Development program. On Wednesday, Senator Tom Cullerton met with these leaders of tomorrow.

“This is a beautiful institution and a great opportunity for the students,” Cullerton said.

LEAD is taught by IMSA professors and upperclassmen to discuss different leadership theories. Cullerton was invited to discuss political leadership for EnACT, the program’s political portion. Afterward, Cullerton had the opportunity to speak to the students about education funding and other legislative issues.

“I had a great time at this event. The students that attended are wise beyond their years. I look forward to working with them in the future.”

tcull2Newly inaugurated State Senator Tom Cullerton capped his first week of session in the Illinois Senate by lending his vote to keep alive a state construction program that has invested billions in roads, bridges, and schools and put thousands of people to work.

“I look forward to working together to resolve some of our state’s most controversial topics,” Cullerton said. “We must reach across the aisle to find solutions that will benefit those we represent.”

On Wednesday, Cullerton met again with the Firearms Working Group on to discuss details for upcoming concealed-carry legislation. Guest speakers included Richard Pearson, executive  director of the Illinois State Rifle Association; NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde; Colleen Daley, executive director of the Illinois Coalition Against Handgun Violence; and Tom Vanden Berk, CEO of Uhlich Children’s Advantage Network and board member with Brady Campaign/Million Mom March.

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TCullState Senator Tom Cullerton met with Lt. Governor Sheila SImon on Jan. 29 as part of the newly formed Firearms Working Group. 

“I look forward to working with this group and everyone involved towards a bipartisan solution to allow concealed carry,” said Cullerton.

The working group is comprised of new members of the Illinois General Assembly. The group plans to meet with hunters, law enforcement, mental health experts and crime victims to discuss concealed carry along with other gun issues. It is a bipartisan and diverse group, representing urban, suburban and rural districts.

Illinois is the only state with a law banning concealed carry. However, in December that law was declared unconstitutional. Now lawmakers face a court-ordered 180 deadline for coming up with a concealed carry law.

Cullerton said he appreciates both sides of the debate and hopes a responsible compromise can be found.

“As a parent, I understand the need to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, especially those who could harm children,” said Cullerton.

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