Tom McNamara (politician)

Last updated
Thomas McNamara
40th Mayor of Rockford
Assumed office
May 2, 2017

McNamara is the youngest son of former Rockford mayor John McNamara, who served from 1981 to 1989. [4]

McNamara got his start as a politician serving as alderman of Rockford's 3rd ward, where he currently resides with his family. [5] On April 4, 2017, McNamara won a landslide victory, winning just over 68% of votes cast for four mayoral candidates. [6] [7]

He is the 40th mayor of Rockford, but is serving in the 41st term of office. C. Henry Bloom served two terms under the former two-year term government, from 1933–1937, followed by three terms under the current four-year term for the mayor's office, 1941–1953. Charles F. Brown served in the four years between Bloom's two non-consecutive terms in office.

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Rockford, Illinois</span> City in Illinois, United States

Rockford is a city in Winnebago County, Illinois, United States. Located in the far northern part of the state on the banks of the Rock River, Rockford is the county seat of Winnebago County. The largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago metropolitan area, Rockford is the fifth-largest city in the state and the 171st most populous in the United States. In the 2020 census, Rockford had a population of 148,655 anchoring the Greater Rockford Metropolitan Area with a population of 348,360.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Ardolph L. Kline</span> American politician (1858–1930)

Ardolph Loges Kline, was a senior officer of the New York National Guard and a Republican politician who became acting Mayor of New York City on September 10, 1913, upon the death of Mayor William Jay Gaynor, serving for the rest of the year. He was later a United States representative from Brooklyn (1921–1923).

The mayor of Philadelphia is the chief executive of the government of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as stipulated by the Charter of the City of Philadelphia. The current mayor of Philadelphia is Jim Kenney, whose term as mayor expires in 2024.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Mayor of Dallas</span> Political office in Dallas, Texas, USA

The Mayor of the City of Dallas is the head of the Dallas City Council. The current mayor is Eric Johnson, who has served one term since 2019 and is the 62nd mayor to serve the position. Dallas operates under a weak-mayor system, and a board-appointed city manager operates as the chief executive of the city.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Mayor of St. Louis</span>

The mayor of St. Louis is the chief executive officer of St. Louis's city government. The mayor has a duty to enforce city ordinances and the power to either approve or veto city ordinances passed by the Board of Aldermen. The current mayor is Tishaura Jones, who took office on April 20, 2021.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Tom Tunney</span> Entrepreneur and politician from Chicago, Illinois

Thomas M. Tunney is an American politician and entrepreneur from Chicago, Illinois. Since 2003, he has served as an alderman on the Chicago City Council. He represents the prominent 44th Ward of the city, which includes major tourist destinations, Northalsted and Wrigleyville neighborhoods. He was appointed vice mayor in 2019.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Edmonton City Council</span> Governing body in Alberta, Canada

The Edmonton City Council is the governing body of the City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jerry Abramson</span> Kentucky politician

Jerry Edwin Abramson is an American Democratic politician who was the 55th lieutenant governor of Kentucky. On November 6, 2014, Governor Steve Beshear announced that Abramson would step down from his position as lieutenant governor to accept the job of Director of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama White House. He was replaced by former State Auditor Crit Luallen.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey</span> Political office in Jersey City, NJ, USA

The Mayor of the City of Jersey City is the head of the executive branch of the government of Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. The mayor has the duty to enforce the municipal charter and ordinances; prepare the annual budget; appoint deputy mayors, department heads, and aides; and approve or veto ordinances passed by the City Council. The mayor is popularly elected in a nonpartisan general election. The office is held for a four-year term without term limits, although the current term is a four-and-a-half-year term, due to a change in election dates.

Mercyhealth is a non-profit health care system based in Rockford, Illinois. It is a regional health care system with over 85 facilities serving a total of 55 communities throughout southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. As part of its diversified, vertically integrated system, Mercyhealth operates over four core service areas: hospital-based services; clinic-based services; post-acute care and retail services; and a wholly owned and operated insurance company.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">James East</span>

James East was a politician and labour activist in Alberta, Canada. He was for a time and the longest-serving alderman in Edmonton's history, and was a defeated candidate at the provincial and federal levels. He was also an ardent monetary reformer.

Joe Sosnowski is a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, first sworn in to represent the 69th district in 2010. The district he represents includes the municipalities of Belvidere, Caledonia, Capron, Cherry Valley, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Roscoe, South Beloit, Timberlane.

Henry Dayday is a Canadian politician who served as the mayor of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from 1988 to 2000. He was elected mayor four times, tied for the most since mayoral terms were extended beyond one year in 1954, although he is tied as the second longest-serving mayor in the city's history as the term limit for mayor was extended from three to four years in 2012. However, Dayday did serve the longest overall stint on City Council at 24 consecutive years.

Edolo J. "Zeke" Giorgi was an American politician.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2018 Illinois Attorney General election</span>

The 2018 Illinois Attorney General election took place on November 6, 2018, to elect the Attorney General of Illinois. Incumbent Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who had served since 2003, did not seek re-election to a fifth term. Democrat Kwame Raoul won the election with 55 percent of the vote, while Republican Erika Harold took 43 percent of the vote.


  1. "It's 'all-in' for new aldermen, McNamara | The Rock River Times". Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  2. Kolkey, Jeff (April 5, 2017). "Rockford getting new mayor, six new alderman". Rockford Register Star. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  3. Kolkey, Jeff (May 1, 2017). "Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara: together 'we can end culture of crime'". Rockford Register Star. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  4. "Mayor McNamara on his first 100 days | The Rock River Times". Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  5. "Biography". City of Rockford. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  6. "McNamara wins in landslide | The Rock River Times". Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  7. Kolkey, Jeff (April 5, 2017). "Rockford getting new mayor, six new alderman". Rockford Register Star. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
Political offices
Preceded by Mayor of Rockford, Illinois
Succeeded by