Last updated on: 10/6/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Thom Mannard Biography

Title:
Former Executive Director of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence
Position:
Con to the question "Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun?"
Reasoning:

“Why Does the Illinois State Rifle Association Deny That Concealed Weapons Permit Holders Have Killed 139 Since May 2007, Including 9 Cops,” www.ichv.org, Mar. 10, 2010

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Executive Director, Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, 2000-2010
  • Director, Public Policy and Government Relations, Illinois Division, American Cancer Society, 2010-present
  • Legislative Aide, Office of the Speaker Michael Madigan, Illinois General Assembly, 1988-1992
  • Staff Director, US Representative William Lipinski
  • Former Lobbyist, Illinois Hospital Association
  • Former Campaign Manager, Howard Carroll For Congress
  • Former Independent Consultant, Million Mom March
  • Former Independent Consultant, Public Response Group
Education:
  • BA, Political Science, Marquette University, 1986
Other:
  • Lives in Evanston with his wife Kelly and their two children Quinn and Jane Shea
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun?