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David Page Running For State Senate In 27th District

David Page

David Page

Financial Advisor & Dist 25 School Board President David Page
Focuses on Education & Financial Future of Illinois in Bid for State Senate

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – May 16, 2012 – David Page announced his candidacy for State Senate today. He is running for the 27th Senate District seat currently held by Republican Senator Matt Murphy.

“The State of Illinois is on a path to financial failure caused by too many years of ‘band-aid’ fixes to the budget,” said Page, 43, of Arlington Heights. “It’s time to get this state back on fiscal track and stop kicking important decisions down the road for another day.”

Page, a financial advisor of over 20 years, grew up in the legislative district he now wants to represent. First elected in 2005, Page now serves as President of the Arlington Heights District 25 School Board.

Due to the absence of a Democratic candidate on the ballot in the March primary, the Democratic Committee chairmen were able to select a candidate for the General Election. They convened Saturday and selected Page as their candidate based on his expertise in finance and his commitment to education in the community. Page considers himself to be an Independent Democrat. If elected, Page would be the only financial advisor in the state senate.

The state of Illinois has a backlog of more than $9 billion in bills causing pain throughout the state. Page says, “for local school districts, late payments from the state, as well as the cuts to future payments, make it treacherous for schools to plan their budgets.” Many schools have been forced to cut important programs, raise class sizes, and fire teachers. “This isn’t the way to prepare our kids to be competitive in the 21st century global economy.”

Page works every day to help his clients plan for their financial future so that they can afford to put their children through college and save enough to retire. Over the past few years, he has seen more Illinois families struggling to maintain their financial households and still be able to put away any money for their future.

Page launched his career as a financial advisor after completing his Finance degree from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He later went on to start his own business, Page Financial Advisors.

“Illinois needs to do more to encourage economic development to help small businesses flourish, and create jobs in our state,” said Page. He understands the financial struggles that too many people in Illinois are now facing. Nearly 20 years ago, he and his wife struggled while starting up a small business, while paying back college debt. Overwhelmed by mounting monthly payments, the couple went through bankruptcy before rebuilding their financial life over again from ground zero. Page wants to help Illinois families navigate these trying economic times while still managing to fund quality education for their children.

About David Page—
David and his wife of 21 years, Katie, a District 214 Physics teacher, were raised in this community. They live in Arlington Heights with their two daughters, Amanda and Emily. He graduated from Hersey High School, and then earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University. He has been a Financial Advisor for 22 years and, in 1998, he established Page Financial Advisors. He has earned the professional designations of CFP® (CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™) and ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant). Also, he was elected to the volunteer position of Arlington Heights District 25 School Board in 2005, and re-elected in 2009, and serves as the President. David has been awarded the designation of Master Board Member from the Illinois Association of School Boards. In addition, he has enjoyed volunteer coaching 16 seasons of soccer for his daughters’ teams.

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