Senator Sandoval fosters a new generation of leaders of Illinois

Senator Sandoval and Max Castillo in Springfield

CHICAGO, IL - Over the Summer, Senator Martin A. Sandoval selected Maximino Castillo as one of two interns that were part of a Summer legislative internship at the 11th Legislative District Office. Maximino is the son of Mexican and Croatian parents residing in Chicago’s McKinley Park area. He is an incoming freshman at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in business with a concentration in marketing.

“An investment in our youth is an investment in community and the future of the United States of America. That is why it is my fundamental belief to lead by example,” stated Senator Sandoval. “I know that Max has much to offer in any field he chooses to pursue.”

Thanks to the Summer legislative internship Max was able to put his major into use, which allowed him to develop new relationships with and fulfil his desire to learn more about local and state government. “This was a great opportunity to be a part of before beginning my journey at U of I,” said Max. “Senator Sandoval does an amazing job at making interns feel that they are valuable assets to his work in the 11th District.”

During Max’s second week, he had a chance to see Senator Sandoval in Springfield during the budget impasse. He learned how bills are passed, and got to meet some of the legislators in charge of passing laws in the State of Illinois. “Being from Chicago, it was impressive to watch how the Senator serves his community and all the residents of Illinois,” Max said. “The Senator pursues any goal he may have and makes sure that it is accomplished. He also taught me to never forget my roots and where I come from as he always acknowledges those who have helped him succeed in life.”