Fred Crespo began his second term as 44th District state representative in January 2009. He brings his knowledge of local issues and municipal government along with his experience as a village trustee to Springfield, where his is fighting for education reforms, better transportation options and increased access to quality health care.
As the father of two, Crespo knows the value of a quality education. In the Legislature, he serves as an advocate for reforms that benefit both students and educators. His priorities include reducing class sizes, increasing early education offerings and after school programs, and providing tutoring assistance for high school students to help eliminate the need for remedial classes once they reach college.
Crespo's focus as a State Representative is on the betterment of his district and the State of Illinois: "I am committed to remaining open and accessible to our community and working to improve schools, increase access to quality health care and expand transportation options."
Providing better transportation options to local residents is also a key part of Crespo’s legislative agenda. He supports efforts to improve local roads and transportation infrastructure, including bringing Metra’s "STAR" line to the district. He recognizes that such investments are necessary for economic growth and important to local residents and businesses.
As the husband of a nurse, Crespo is committed to expanding access to quality health care. He intends to focus on options for increasing access to preventative medicine and finding ways to help employers meet the rising costs of providing benefits to their employees.
Crespo previously served as a Hoffman Estates trustee. He was the chairman of the Health and Safety Committee, co-chairman of the Roselle Road Business District Committee, vice chairman of the Public Works and Utilities Committee, and a member of the Finance and Storm Water Management committees.
Upon graduation from Loyola University of Chicago, Crespo took a job with a local utility where he worked for many years until establishing a new career in real estate, helping families to find good homes in our community.
In addition to his work with the Village of Hoffman Estates, Crespo is a member of St. Hubert Church, where he has coached the track and field and cross country teams. Crespo’s volunteer work also includes service on the Alexian Brothers Mental Health Center Board.
Fred and his wife Dorothy, a registered nurse, have two daughters, a senior at Northwestern and a sophomore at Loyola. They have lived in Hoffman Estates for twenty years.
Crespo’s district includes all, or parts, of Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Hanover Park, Elgin and Bartlett.
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