State Senator Laura Ellman was elected to serve in the Illinois General Assembly in November of 2018. Her district includes parts of Naperville, Lisle, Wheaton, Warrenville, West Chicago, Carol Stream, and all of Winfield. Senator Ellman currently serves on a number of committees, including Higher Education, Agriculture, Government Accountability & Pension, and Veterans Affairs. She is also Vice Chair of the Energy and Public Utilities committee.

Senator Ellman has a love for learning and solving problems. She was 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 has also been active in 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.

Senator Ellman is looking forward to this legislative session and supporting legislation that will serve the interests of the constituents of District 21. She has sponsored or co-sponsored bills that alleviate some of the property tax burden on seniors, create scholarships for adults pursuing vocational careers, establish apprenticeship grant programs at community colleges, and repeal the 1998 Kyoto Protocol, all of which passed the Senate during the 2019 legislative session.

Senator Ellman currently lives in Naperville with her husband Pete, a musician and small business owner, and their two children - Lizzie, a college freshman, and Barrett, a high school sophomore. 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!).

The Senator and her family also enjoy traveling all over America in their pop-up camper. The Senator invites you to reach out to her staff at any time to express your opinion on state issues, if you need assistance dealing with a state agency, or if you have any questions about state government.

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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