The women who gained offices in DuPage County

  • DuPage County Board District 1Democrat Ashley Selmon, a 29-year-old nonprofit professional from Addison

    DuPage County Board District 1Democrat Ashley Selmon, a 29-year-old nonprofit professional from Addison

  • DuPage County Board District 2Democrat Elizabeth "Liz" Chaplin, a 53-year-old accounts payable professional from Downers Grove

    DuPage County Board District 2Democrat Elizabeth "Liz" Chaplin, a 53-year-old accounts payable professional from Downers Grove

  • DuPage County Board District 3Democrat Julie Renehan, a 49-year-old attorney from Hinsdale

    DuPage County Board District 3Democrat Julie Renehan, a 49-year-old attorney from Hinsdale

  • DuPage County Board District 4Democrat Mary FitzGerald Ozog, a 60-year-old substitute teacher from Glen Ellyn

    DuPage County Board District 4Democrat Mary FitzGerald Ozog, a 60-year-old substitute teacher from Glen Ellyn

  • DuPage County Board District 5Democrat Dawn DeSart, a 55-year-old journalist from Aurora

    DuPage County Board District 5Democrat Dawn DeSart, a 55-year-old journalist from Aurora

  • DuPage County Board District 5Democrat Sadia Covert, a 35-year-old attorney from Naperville

    DuPage County Board District 5Democrat Sadia Covert, a 35-year-old attorney from Naperville

  • DuPage County Board District 6Democrat Sheila Rutledge, a 62-year-old photographer and sales professional from Warrenville

    DuPage County Board District 6Democrat Sheila Rutledge, a 62-year-old photographer and sales professional from Warrenville

  • DuPage County ClerkDemocrat Jean Kaczmarek, a 61-year-old communications consultant from Glen Ellyn

    DuPage County ClerkDemocrat Jean Kaczmarek, a 61-year-old communications consultant from Glen Ellyn

  • House District 42Republican Amy Grant, a 62-year-old former DuPage County Board member from Wheaton

    House District 42Republican Amy Grant, a 62-year-old former DuPage County Board member from Wheaton

  • House District 45Democrat Diane Pappas, a 47-year-old attorney from Itasca

    House District 45Democrat Diane Pappas, a 47-year-old attorney from Itasca

  • House District 46Democrat Deb Conroy, a 49-year-old full-time legislator from Villa Park

    House District 46Democrat Deb Conroy, a 49-year-old full-time legislator from Villa Park

  • House District 47Republican Deanne Mazzochi, a 46-year-old attorney from Elmhurst

    House District 47Republican Deanne Mazzochi, a 46-year-old attorney from Elmhurst

  • House District 48Democrat Terra Costa Howard, a 47-year-old attorney from Glen Ellyn

    House District 48Democrat Terra Costa Howard, a 47-year-old attorney from Glen Ellyn

  • House District 49Democrat Karina Villa, a 39-year-old social worker from West Chicago

    House District 49Democrat Karina Villa, a 39-year-old social worker from West Chicago

  • House District 77Democrat Kathleen Willis, a 56-year-old full-time legislator from Addison

    House District 77Democrat Kathleen Willis, a 56-year-old full-time legislator from Addison

  • House District 81Democrat Anne Stava-Murray, a 32-year-old former market research manager from Naperville

    House District 81Democrat Anne Stava-Murray, a 32-year-old former market research manager from Naperville

  • House District 84Democrat Stephanie Kifowit, a 46-year-old full-time legislator from Oswego

    House District 84Democrat Stephanie Kifowit, a 46-year-old full-time legislator from Oswego

  • Senate District 21Democrat Laura Ellman, a 52-year-old assessor at Argonne National Laboratory from Naperville

    Senate District 21Democrat Laura Ellman, a 52-year-old assessor at Argonne National Laboratory from Naperville

  • Senate District 24Democrat Suzanne "Suzy" Glowiak, a 61-year-old engineering consultancy manager from Western Springs

    Senate District 24Democrat Suzanne "Suzy" Glowiak, a 61-year-old engineering consultancy manager from Western Springs

 
Posted1/12/2019 6:00 AM

As women gained electoral victories across the country, ushering in the highest proportion of women ever to serve at once in state legislatures across the nation at 28.6 percent, female political victories in DuPage County mirrored the trend. In the traditionally conservative county of nearly 1 million residents, seven Democratic women won election to the county board, which previously had only one Democrat and four women. Another woman became county clerk. And 11 more women -- nine of them Democrats -- claimed the majority of 14 state House and Senate seats representing parts of the county.

County boardDistrict 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Democrat Ashley Selmon, a 29-year-old nonprofit professional from Addison

District 2

Democrat Elizabeth "Liz" Chaplin, a 53-year-old accounts payable professional from Downers Grove

District 3

Democrat Julie Renehan, a 49-year-old attorney from Hinsdale

District 4

Democrat Mary FitzGerald Ozog, a 60-year-old substitute teacher from Glen Ellyn

District 5

Democrat Dawn DeSart, a 55-year-old journalist from Aurora

District 5

Democrat Sadia Covert, a 35-year-old attorney from Naperville

District 6

Democrat Sheila Rutledge, a 62-year-old photographer and sales professional from Warrenville

Countywide officeClerk

Democrat Jean Kaczmarek, a 61-year-old communications consultant from Glen Ellyn

State HouseDistrict 42

Republican Amy Grant, a 62-year-old former DuPage County Board member from Wheaton

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District 45

Democrat Diane Pappas, a 47-year-old attorney from Itasca

District 46

Democrat Deb Conroy, a 49-year-old full-time legislator from Villa Park

District 47

Republican Deanne Mazzochi, a 46-year-old attorney from Elmhurst

District 48

Democrat Terra Costa Howard, a 47-year-old attorney from Glen Ellyn

District 49

Democrat Karina Villa, a 39-year-old social worker from West Chicago

District 77

Democrat Kathleen Willis, a 56-year-old full-time legislator from Addison

District 81

Democrat Anne Stava-Murray, a 32-year-old former market research manager from Naperville

District 84

Democrat Stephanie Kifowit, a 46-year-old full-time legislator from Oswego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

State SenateDistrict 21

Democrat Laura Ellman, a 52-year-old assessor at Argonne National Laboratory from Naperville

District 24

Democrat Suzanne "Suzy" Glowiak, a 61-year-old engineering consultancy manager from Western Springs

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