Mary Rita Luecke: Candidate Profile
17th District Representative (Democrat)
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Facebook: Mary Rita for State Representative
Family: Husband: Michael Gelder
Daughters: Hannah & Moriah Gelder
Education: J.D. DePaul University College of Law
B.A. Rosary College (now Dominican University).
Civic involvement: Service on the District 65 school board
involvement in my temple including committee chairmanship
and board president
teaching as an adjunct and service on committees at DePaul University College of
mentoring a young lawyer through the Chicago Bar Association mentorship program
support for the Cook County ordinances increasing the minimum wage in the county and for paid sick leave in the county.
Elected offices held: Member, Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board: 2001-2005/2005-2009. Served for two years as Board President.