Rob Martwick is an attorney and former criminal prosecutor. As an Assistant State’s Attorney to Dick Devine, Rob prosecuted dead-beat parents, drunk drivers, and drug dealers. Rob spent a year as the lead domestic violence prosecutor for the State’s Attorney’s Office in the 2nd Municipal District. Since leaving the State’s Attorney’s Office, Rob has practiced real estate taxation law. Rob’s work has helped save jobs by ensuring that employers were not saddled with an unfairly high real estate tax assessment. Through his experience in private practice and in conjunction with the Cook County Board of Review and Cook County Assessor, Rob has hosted annual tax appeal seminars in his area, helping homeowners appeal their real estate tax assessments free of charge.
Rob was raised in Norridge, which along with Harwood Heights is the only suburb of Chicago located entirely within the borders of the city. Long referred to as “the island in the city,” Rob has been active in this community his entire life and was raised in a family that valued civic and political involvement.
Rob has 16 years of experience in local government. In 1993, while still in law school, Rob ran for the post of Trustee to Norwood Park Township, a post in which he remained for one four year term. During that term, Norwood Park Township had balanced budgets for four straight years and reduced its number of employees while still providing excellent services. Rob founded the Norwood Park Township Youth Council, which gave young adult students an opportunity to participate in local government.
Rob served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2013-2019, representing the 19th House District. On June 28th, 2019, Rob was appointed Illinois State Senator from the 10th Legislative District.
Rob earned his Law Degree (J.D.) from The John Marshall Law School (1996), and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Boston College (1988). Rob attended Loyola Academy High School (1984) and graduated from John V. Leigh Grammar School in Norridge (1980).
Rob lives in the Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago with his wife, Sharon, and sons, Bobby and Benji.