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Patrick Welch

Patrick Welch

American politician
Patrick Welch
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Intro American politician
Was Politician Lawyer
From United States of America
Type Law Politics
Gender male
Birth 12 December 1948, Chicago, USA
Death 7 January 2020 (aged 71 years)
Star sign Sagittarius
Residence Peru, USA
Politics Democratic Party
Education
Southern Illinois University
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Biography

Patrick Daniel Welch (December 12, 1948 – January 7, 2020) was an American politician who served as a Democratic member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 38th district from 1983 to 2005. He served as an Assistant Majority Leader during his final term.

Early life

Patrick Welch was born on December 12, 1948, in Chicago, Illinois. He attended college earning a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Southern Illinois University and a J.D. degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Illinois Senate

Welch first entered the Illinois Senate after winning what was thought to be a strongly Republican district against Betty J. Hoxsey in the closest Illinois Senate election of 1982. During his time in the Illinois Senate he was appointed to the Illinois Task Force on Global Climate Change, and proposed saving taxpayers money by eliminating the office of Lieutenant Governor of Illinois During his tenure Welch was a perennial target of the Illinois Republican Party, but managed to defeat major efforts to unseat him including a $500,000 spending effort in 1990 and a 700 vote margin of victory in 1994. He lost election in 2004 to Gary G. Dahl.

Death

He died of complications of a stroke on January 7, 2020, at age 71.

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