Mike was raised in a working family in the small town of Voorheesville, just outside the city of Albany, NY. His father worked for forty-two years in the warehouse of an electrical supply company, retiring last month. His mother has spent the past thirty years as a bookkeeper for a chain of grocery stores. Mike attended Voorheesville public schools. Upon graduation from high school, Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Roger Williams University, becoming the first person in his immediate family to complete a college degree. Congressman Lane Evans hired Mike in early 2002 as his district scheduler and personal aide. Mike traveled with Lane throughout the district, working with local elected officials and constituents to arrange town hall meetings and other events. Mike also served as Lane’s liaison with the National Personnel Records Center, helping local veterans receive the military honors they had earned during their service. More...
B.A., Political Science, Roger Williams University, and J.D., University of Illinois Law School.
Scheduler and Personal Aide to Congressman Lane Evans. Clerk for Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita B. Garman, and private practice Attorney at McCarthy, Callas & Feeney, P.C.
Appointed as Rock Island County Public Guardian, and on the Board of Directors at Bridging the Gap: Stand Down for Homeless Veterans.
Devoted husband to MaryAnn, and father to Natalie (4) and Will (2).
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Citing a report on the gender wage gap in Illinois, Mike Halpin, a Democratic candidate for state representative, is calling for a new state law requiring companies that have state contracts or investments to receive an equal pay certificate, before tax dollars are allocated. “Women earn 80 cents for every dollar a man earns in[…]
Several local labor union leaders and elected officials came together on Tuesday to voice their support for Democratic State Representative candidate Michael Halpin, citing his strong support of working men and women in the Quad Cities. “As a former aid to Lane Evans, I saw firsthand how important it is to stand with local[…]
Several local senior citizens came together on Thursday with Democratic candidate for State Representative and former Lane Evans aide Mike Halpin, as he announced his strong opposition to a state income tax on retirement earnings, such as Social Security and pension payments. “Every day I walk door-to-door and talk with residents who are hurting because[…]
Halpin: Rauner’s State of the State Address Again Shows Out-of-Touch Governor is Obsessed with Destroying Middle-Class
Democratic state representative candidate Mike Halpin came out swinging Wednesday afternoon following Gov. Bruce Rauner’s State of the State address at the state capital. Halpin issued the following statement following the governor’s speech: “Today’s speech by Governor Rauner perfectly illustrates why Illinois is in a dire situation. Either the governor is blind to the devastation[…]
Several of Rock Island County’s Democratic elected officials came together on Tuesday to show their support for Mike Halpin in the closely watched 4-way primary for the Democratic nomination for State Representative. Halpin, a local attorney who works on behalf of injured workers and homeless veterans, served as an aide to former Congressman Lane Evans.[…]
You are cordially invited to join Democratic Candidate for State Representative MIKE HALPIN for a fundraiser hosted by the Blackhawk Township Democrats Thursday, January 21, 2016 4:30 – 6:30 pm Milan American Legion 515 1st Avenue W. Milan, Illinois 61264 sloppy joes, pasta salad, chips, dessert, cash bar, raffle baskets, 50/50 drawing ! Individual[…]
Milan, Ill. – Joined by a crowd of family, friends and supporters, including local officials and members of labor, Mike Halpin, a Rock Island resident, practicing attorney and advocate for homeless veterans and disabled senior citizens, announced his candidacy for state representative of Illinois’ 72nd District on Monday. Halpin pledged to work in a bipartisan[…]
Illinois is two and a half months into the new fiscal year without a budget. Democrats now seem to be trying to push through what they want piece by piece with their majorities. Of course, Republicans don’t like it. It seems that all is fair in love, war and politics. However, former Republican Iowa State[…]
Rock Island County Republican Chair Bill Bloom and attorney Mike Halpin didn’t find much common ground in this week’s panel discussion on 4 the Record. Bloom maintains Governor Bruce Rauner was elected for a reason and his turnaround agenda should be implemented. However, he conceded at this point not all facets of the governor’s wish[…]