July 2010 - Present
Appropriations-Human Services; Appropriations-Public Safety; Community College Access & Afford. (Vice-Chairperson); Elem Sec Ed: Licensing, Admin. (Chairperson); Judiciary - Criminal; Labor & Commerce Committee; Public Utilities; Aging (Vice-Chairperson); Workforce Reconciliation Subcommitt; Firearms and Firearm Safety Subcomm; Sex Offenses and Sex Offender Regis.
B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia College, M.S. in Management and Organization Behavior with an emphasis in Organization Development from Benedictine University; former vice-president of the Waukegan Board of Education, member of the Waukegan Schools Foundation Board, volunteer financial instructor for Habitat for Humanity, and founding member of Citizens Organized for School Leadership Accountability (COSLA); has two children.