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Leslie Munger
Candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives, District 59
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Master'sNorthwestern University
Campaign website
Leslie Munger is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 59 of the Illinois House of Representatives.


Munger earned her B.S. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and her M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University. Her professional experience includes working as Hair Care Category Director for Helene Curtis/Unilever, as Assistant Brand Manager, Orange Crush for Procter & Gamble and as Administrator of Consulting Staff Recruiting and Training for McKinsey & Company, Inc.[1]


Campaign themes


Munger's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]


  • Excerpt: "Lower the cost of doing business to make Illinois a more business-friendly state again. Allow the 2011 Quinn-Madigan tax hike to expire in 2015 for both corporations and individuals. Replace revenue by recruiting new businesses to Illinois."


  • Excerpt: "Repeal the Quinn-Madigan 2011 tax hike to make the state more competitive both nationally and globally."
  • Excerpt: "Lower other taxes — sales, property and excise taxes — so Illinois has the lowest taxes relative to neighboring states."
  • Excerpt: "Reject the graduated “progressive” tax that is being proposed and work to reduce and eventually abolish individual and corporate taxes."
  • Excerpt: "Pass legislation to ensure that property taxes do not go up if the value of a home decreases."
  • Excerpt: "Grow the economy, and with it the number of corporations and individuals who pay taxes."

Spending and debt

  • Excerpt: "Run Illinois like a business; expenditures should NOT exceed revenues.cut-waste"
  • Excerpt: "Cut wasteful spending by zero-basing budgets."
  • Excerpt: "Put in place a plan to pay off the debt by spending less than we take in."
  • Excerpt: "Make government more transparent and efficient by putting the state payments on line."
  • Excerpt: "Reform pension system so taxpayer priorities of schools, roads, and public health and safety can be fully funded."

Pension reform

  • Excerpt: "Protect already earned benefits for ALL government workers while providing financial security for taxpayers, and creating an environment that will attract businesses and job creators."
  • Excerpt: "Empower government workers by transitioning benefits for all future work to a defined contribution system."
  • Excerpt: "Utilize a defined contribution system to help modernize and streamline Illinois’ retirement systems by securing monies and not allowing politicians to raid funds. Focus on eliminating political control and empowering the individual to manage their own retirement funds. YOU SHOULD BE IN CHARGE, NOT SPRINGFIELD."
  • Excerpt: "Require Illinois pension systems to make complete actuarial data available to the public. Improve transparency enabling watchdog groups, policy institutes, and private actuaries to analyze, challenge, and verify the status of the state’s various pension systems."



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Carol Sente ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Leslie Munger ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Sente and Munger will face off in the general election.[3][4][5]


Munger and her husband, John, have two children.[1]

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