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Illinois State Senator Cullerton Recognized for Advocacy Work on Mental Health Issues
Date:3/7/2010

WASHINGTON, March 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illinois State Senator John Cullerton (D) today received the 2010 State Legislator of the Year Award from the American Psychological Association Practice Organization (APAPO) in recognition of his legislative accomplishments to increase the availability of mental healthcare services and to promote greater public well being. Senator Cullerton was presented with the award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Senator Cullerton has been a champion for persons with mental illnesses and addictive diseases during his 31-year tenure in the Illinois General Assembly.  "Senator Cullerton's sponsorship of bills supporting the needs of mentally ill is a measure of his dedication to those who are unable to advocate for themselves.  He fights for causes that other legislators might avoid. His ability to successfully pass legislation is a measure of his ability to collaborate," noted Terrence Koller, PhD, executive director of the Illinois Psychological Association.


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