January 2013 - Present
Appropriations-General Service; Business Incentives for Local Comm.; Fire & Emergency Services (Vice-Chairperson); Government Consolidation & Modern; Labor & Commerce Committee; Transportation: Vehicles & Safety; Police & First Responders (Chairperson); Special Needs Services (Vice-Chairperson); Workforce Reconciliation Subcommitt; Fire Service Subcommittee.
Full-time state legislator and lifelong resident of the southwest community; graduate of Saint Barnabas Elementary School, Mother McAuley High School, and Saint Xavier University; former aide to Chicago aldermen Ginger Rugai and Matthew O'Shea; member of the Saint Christina Parish, Mt. Greenwood Civic Association; former director of the Saint Christina Manna Program and past volunteer for Christ Hospital's Ronald McDonald House, Misercordia, Y-Me softball tournament, PADS, Marist High School, Mt. Greenwood Party in the Park, and Merrionette Park Youth Softball; lives in Mt. Greenwood and has three children.