Loyola University (Bachelor of Arts, 1970. Juris Doctor, 1974). Instructor of Trial Practice, National Institute Foreign Trial Advocacy, Boulder, Colorado, 1976-1979.
Member of The Illinois General Assembly.
He was elected President of the Illinois Senate in 2009. Cullerton is a native of Chicago. He received his bachelor"s degree in political science from Loyola University of Chicago, where he also earned his law degree.
After graduating from law school, Cullerton served as a Chicago Assistant Public Defender.
He went on to work at the law firm of Fagel and Haber. Illinois House
He served as Democratic Floor Leader.
According to Cullerton"s campaign website, he sponsored the most bills and had the most bills passed of all legislators in the 93rd and 94th General Assemblies. Illinois Senate
After being appointed to fill Dawn Clark Netsch"s seat in 1991, Cullerton was elected to the state senate in 1992 where he was appointed Senate Majority Caucus Whip.
Cullerton has been recognized for sponsoring more bills than any other legislator and having more signed into law by the governor.
Cullerton was chosen as the senate president by the Senate Democratic Caucus on November 19, 2008 to begin serving in 2009, replacing the retiring Emil Jones. His first legislative priority as senate president was to pass the first Capital Bill in 10 years, which allocated roughly $31 billion for public works projects and created tens of thousands of jobs in Illinois Public Acting 096-0036. Cullerton led the senate during the impeachment trial, and subsequent removal, of former Governor Rod Blagojevich.
Cullerton served as a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Cullerton serves part-time as an Illinois state senator
In 1979, he was elected to the Illinois General Assembly where he served for twelve years as a member of the House of Representatives.
Married Pamela J. Wilson, September 8, 1979. Children: Maggie, John, Garritt, Kyle, Josephine.