Peoria, IL – State Senator Darin LaHood announced he returned over $100,000 of his allotted state senate office budget to the taxpayers of Illinois during his time in office.
“I make it a priority to spend tax dollars responsibly,” said LaHood. “We all know that Washington has a spending problem, so I will lead by example and continue to put the taxpayers first. As elected officials, it is our responsibility to ensure that the tax dollars sent to Washington by the families of Central and Western Illinois are being spent wisely to better serve them and meet their needs.”
Since assuming office in March of 2011, LaHood has returned an average of $21,995 to the taxpayers from his annual office budget, representing 26.5% of his yearly allowance. LaHood consistently ranks among the top state senators on his office budget returns.
Darin LaHood has represented the 37th Senate District in Springfield since 2011. As a state senator, LaHood was the chief sponsor for term limits legislation and quickly gained a reputation for being a fiscal hawk.
Prior to serving in the state senate, LaHood spent over 10 years as a state and federal prosecutor, including as a Chief Terrorism Prosecutor and as the Lead Coordinator for the Project Safe Neighborhoods Program.
LaHood has a B.A. from Loras College and holds a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School. LaHood was recognized as an Edgar Fellow in 2013. He currently resides in Dunlap, with his wife Kristen and their three sons, McKay, Luke, and Teddy.