Jan. 9, 2019, SPRINGFIELD / State Senator Laura Ellman (D-Naperville) was sworn in to the Illinois State Senate during the Senate inauguration today in Springfield.

Representing Illinois’ 21st Senate District, Ellman said in a news release, “I’m looking forward to bringing new representation to the district and a fresh perspective to Springfield.”

She added, “In the Senate, I will work to ensure the state pays it fair share for our schools so we can end the overreliance on property taxes, and I will fight for real reforms like enacting term limits for legislative leaders, ending gerrymandering and limiting the power of lobbyists and corporations.

Ellman is an assessor at Argonne National Laboratory where she has more than 25 years of experience working in manufacturing and engineering and dealing with government regulations and policies.

“Too often, our leaders point fingers instead of solve problems,” Ellman said. “It’s time to stop passing blame and start crafting real solutions to solve our state’s fiscal crisis. We can’t afford to keep losing residents. It’s time to get our fiscal house in order and attract new residents to our great state.”

Ellman resides in Naperville with her husband Pete, a musician and local business owner, and her children, Lizzie and Barrett.

Constituents can contact Ellman by visiting www.SenatorLauraEllman.com or by stopping by her district office at 552 S. Washington St., Suite 104, Naperville.

Senate District 21 is located in DuPage and Will counties and includes all or parts of Carol Stream, Lisle, Naperville, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton, Winfield and Woodridge.

Photo and news release submitted by Anne Bottaro for State Senator Laura Ellman from the 21st District.

Editor’s Note / PN also supports term limits and fair district maps (end of gerrymandering) as well as individual liberty, private enterprise to promote job creation, free markets and peaceful relations. 

Thanks for taking an interest in the recently re-elected* and elected officials serving Naperville, including State Representatives Grant Wehrli* (41st-R), Stephanie Kifowit* (84th-D), Amy L. Grant (42nd-D), Karina Villa (49th-D), Anne M. Stava-Murray (81st-D) and John Connor (85th-D); as well as State Senators John Curran* (41st-R) and Linda Holmes* (42nd-D) who also were sworn into the Illinois State Legislature (House and Senate) on January 9 in Springfield.

The Illinois Governor will take his seat on January 14.

FYI: When Illinois District maps were redrawn after the 2010 Census, districts were carved from the region to touch Naperville, some just barely. The 41st District served by State Rep. Grant Wehrli is the one serving the largest Naperville population, spreading beyond her borders.  Here’s the Respresentative Map for the 41st District with its outreach.

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