b. January 12, 1964
Illinois, State Senator (2003-)
Metropolitan Chicago Water Reclamation District, Commissioner (1999-2003)
A one-time employee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, since his appointment to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Martin Sandoval has balanced politics of his original patron, Ald. Edward Burke, the once-vaunted Hispanic Democratic Organization and Cicero Town President Larry Dominick, where part of his district resides.
Through it all, Sandoval has managed to remain relatively unscathed, consistently winning elections and steady climbing up the political ladder. In 2010, leveraging his position as State Senate Transportation Committee Chairman, he made an unsuccessful play to become CEO of Metra.
Important Political Events
- 1999, Appointed Metropolitan Chicago Water Reclamation District Commissioner by Gov. George Ryan, replacing Frank Gardner
- 2000, Elected Metropolitan Chicago Water Reclamation District Commissioner
- 2002, Elected State Senator unopposed, replacing Robert Molaro
- 2006, Reelected State Senator, defeating Eduardo Garza