John Cavaletto takes oath for 99th General Assembly

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative John Cavaletto (R-Salem) was sworn into office for a new two-year term serving Illinois’ 107th District on Wednesday, citing his eagerness to work with Governor Bruce Rauner and his team to reform the state’s budget and spending policies and continuing to fight for educational opportunities for all Illinois children as well as a better environment for creating good jobs for Illinois residents.

Cavaletto joined  his colleagues of the House of Representatives and took the oath of office for the inaugural of the 99th General Assembly at the University of Illinois-Springfield’s Sangamon Auditorium in a noon-time ceremony.

“Illinois’ financial crisis is a top priority and I applaud Governor Rauner’s decision to freeze the non-essential budgets of all state agencies to evaluate where waste and fraud may be occurring,” Cavaletto said. “For the first time in 12 years, we have a Republican Governor and a Democrat-led legislature, giving both sides greater incentive to work together and find solutions to common challenges facing families all across Illinois. Chief among our priorities must be jobs and the economy.”

Rep. Cavaletto’s 107th District includes all or portions of Bond, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette and Marion Counties.

The son of a southern Illinois coal mining family, Rep. Cavaletto graduated from Southern Illinois University with his BS and MS degrees in education, including a minor with an emphasis in special education. He later completed his specialist degree hours in administration. He coached basketball at Breese Mater Dai, and retired as an administrator from Salem Community High School. He and his wife Connie have been married 49 years and have three sons and three grandchildren.

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