Senator Laura Ellman has deep ties to the 21st District. She grew up nearby, in Hanover Park, and graduated from Elgin High School. Ellman has worked all over the district in Lisle, Warrenville, Wheaton, and Naperville.

She currently lives in Naperville with her husband Pete, a musician, and their two children – Lizzie and Barrett – who are both students at Naperville Central.

Senator Ellman has a love for learning and solving problems. She is the first child to go to college in both her parents’ families. After graduating from Grinnell College with a degree in mathematics, she earned a masters degree in applied statistics at the University of Iowa.

As an assessor at Argonne National Laboratory, Ellman knows what it takes to solve complex problems. Professionally, she has more than 25 years of experience working in manufacturing and engineering and dealing with regulations and policies. She is also dedicated to helping her community through her work on the Naperville Fair Housing Commission, Toastmasters, and as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Feed My Starving Children, and as an ESL tutor.

In addition to amateur woodworking and projects around the house, Senator Ellman enjoys sports—she’s been playing basketball every week for over twenty years, participates in triathlons, and ran a marathon (one was enough!). She and her daughter take their tent and bikes for a long overnight bike ride every October. Ellman also enjoys traveling all over America with her family in their pop-up camper.

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District Office
552 S. Washington, Suite 104
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: (630) 453-5488

Springfield Office
M122 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: (217) 782-8192