Munoz plan requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns passes committee

taxreturn 031319SPRINGFIELD- The price of appearing on Illinois ballots as presidential and vice-presidential candidates would be publicizing tax returns under a proposal led by Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz (D-Chicago).

“Anyone seeking to hold presidential office should be transparent with their conflicts of interests,” Munoz said. “Voters have used this information in their decision-making process for decades, and it’s time we make it law.”

Senate Bill 145 requiring presidential candidates to file the five most recent years’ tax returns with the Secretary of State before appearing on a primary or general election ballot was approved by the Senate Executive Committee on Wednesday.

Candidates would need to file their returns five days prior to the date set for certification of the ballot for the general election.

The measure now heads to the full Senate for consideration.

Sen. Antonio Munoz

1st District
Assistant Majority Leader

Years served: 1999 - Present

Committee assignments: Assignments;  Executive Appointments (Chairperson); Executive; Insurance; Veterans Affairs; Energy and Public Utilities.

Biography: Born Feb. 18, 1964, in Chicago; served in U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division; City of Chicago-Mayor's License Commission, Local Liquor Control Section (1990); Dept. of Aviation; Mayor's Office of Budget & Management; member of Fraternal Order of Police; married (wife, Patricia), has three children.

Associated Representatives:
Theresa Mah
Aaron M. Ortiz