John Corrigan

Government Affairs

John Corrigan has extensive experience in budget and appropriations negotiations, procurement, and legislative processes. John has a unique knowledge of the Illinois General Assembly and its staff gained from working as special counsel to the Senate Democratic Caucus on the State’s intensive decennial redistricting project in 2000-2001.   Corrigan remains very active in state and local politics and maintains strong relationships with elected officials in all branches of government.  In Springfield, John frequently interacts with Governor Pat Quinn, Senate President John Cullerton, Speaker Michael Madigan, House Minority Leader Tom Cross, Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, rank and file members of the Illinois Senate and House, the Governor’s Office and key agencies.  On the local level, John maintains strong relationships with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and staff, key members of the Chicago City Council and leadership at the City’s agencies. 


In addition, John maintains close relationships with Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle, her staff and key members of the Cook County Board.  In Washington, D.C., John is often called upon to present issues to the Illinois Congressional delegation and the Obama Administration (Mr. Corrigan served as Issues Director for Senator Barack Obama’s Congressional campaign in 2000).  John recently served as Chairman of the Governance Committee for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's transition team.  Corrigan serves as a member of the Board of the Illinois Council against Handgun Violence, is a former Board member of Personal PAC and is also a past President of Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century. 


He graduated with honors from DePaul University Law School in 1994 and was a member of DePaul’s law review and the Order of the Coif.  Corrigan spent several years as a commercial litigator and trial attorney before shifting his focus to government affairs consulting.  Corrigan is a proud veteran of the United States Army.