John J. Cullerton is a Democratic member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 6th district since his appointment in 1991. He was elected President of the Illinois Senate in 2009.
Cullerton is a native of Chicago, he received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola University of Chicago and continued there to earn his law degree. After graduating, Cullerton served as a Chicago Assistant Public Defender. He went on to work at the law firm of Fagel and Haber.
In 1976, Cullerton was elected to the Illinois Delegation at the Democratic National Convention.