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State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant was first elected to the 49th Senate District in the November 2012 elections. The district includes all or part of Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Joliet, Montgomery, Naperville, Oswego, Plainfield, Romeoville and Shorewood.
Bertino-Tarrant is a lifelong educator and passionate education advocate, working with the youth of Will County for almost 20 years in the local schools. She also grew up around her family’s small business. She has served in various leadership positions as a member in the General Assembly, including Co-Chair of Young Adults Heroin Use Task Force and Vice-Chair of the Labor Committee. She was recently appointed as Chairwoman of the Education Committee for the 100 General Assembly in 2017 and as a Commissioner to the Illinois School Funding Reform Commission.