January 2013 - Present
Appropriations-General Service (Vice-Chairperson); Appropriations-Higher Education; Business Incentives for Local Comm.; Government Transparency (Chairperson); Insurance: Health & Life; Mental Health; Substance Abuse Subcommittee; Cost Analysis Subcommittee.
Full-time legislator; veteran of U.S. Marine Corps; B.S. and M.P.A, Northern Illinois University; member of Aurora American Legion Post 84, Fox Valley Marines, DuPage County Marine Corps League, Women Marine Association, Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, Aurora Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce, and Oswego Chamber of Commerce; former alderman, city of Aurora; former substitute teacher; former registered financial advisor; married 18 years, has two children.