MOLINE, ILLINOIS (September 8, 2021) — State Representative Mike Halpin (D-Rock Island) stood alongside local leaders, supporters, and family at IBEW Local 145 to announce his candidacy for the Illinois State Senate.

Rep Halpin started his career in public service working in constituent services for the late Congressman Lane Evans and he was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2017. He’s the current Chairman of the Rock Island Democratic Party.

“Constituent services run deep in the work I do,” Rep Halpin said. “It’s what I carry with me when I’m in Springfield helping to protect Illinois workers, the health of our families, and the well-being of our kids. And I will continue to prioritize this work in the Senate.”

Halpin lives in Rock Island with his wife, MaryAnn, a health-care worker, and their two children, who attend Rock Island public schools. He earned his law degree from the University of Illinois and his bachelor’s degree from Roger Williams University.

He’s currently Chairman of the Personnel & Pensions Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee in the Illinois House.

“Mike Halpin’s understanding of people and what makes our community thrive has made him a successful State Representative, and that will only strengthen as he becomes a State Senator,” said Cory Bergfeld, business manager for IBEW Local 145.

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