2013 - Present
Commerce and Economic Development; Committee of the Whole; Criminal Law; Energy and Public Utilities; Gaming; Public Health (Chairperson); State Government; Oversight Medicaid Mang. Care, Spec; Subcommittee on Special Issues (CL); Subcommittee on Energy Innovation.
first elected to the Senate in 2012; born Nov. 12, 1957, in Chicago. Bachelor's degree, Roosevelt University (1996); master's degree, Spertus Institute (1996); doctorate, Capella University (2009); earned her CPA. Currently Chairperson with Ariix International. She has one child.