Suzanne Glowiak

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Suzanne Glowiak
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Former candidate for
Illinois State Senate, District 24
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolCarl Sandburg High School
Bachelor'sIllinois Institute of Technology
Master'sNorthwestern University
ProfessionEngineering consulting
Suzanne "Suzy" Glowiak was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 24 of the Illinois State Senate.


Glowiak grew up in Chicago. She completed a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology and a master's degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Northwestern University. Glowiak manages an engineering consulting company in Oakbrook, Illinois. She serves on the woman's committee, search committee, and properties committee at the First Congregational Church of Western Springs. She also served two terms on the Recreation Commission. She was elected in 2009 and 2013 as Village Trustee by the residents of Western Springs.[1][2]


Campaign themes


Glowiak's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Economy
Excerpt: "As our nation climbs out of the worst economic cycle since the Great Depression, Suzy will work to ensure that Illinois is on the right path for economic growth. Suzy will invest in our state’s infrastructure, work to recruit and retain businesses in the 24th Legislative District and State of Illinois, and push for financial reforms that make Illinois a state in which people want to do business."
  • Education
Excerpt: "As a mother of three public school educated children, Suzy understands that no matter their zip code the Children of Illinois deserve a quality education. Suzy will support legislation that works to recruit and retain the highest quality teachers in the classroom, advocate for adequate funding for cash strapped suburban school districts, and fight to make college more affordable for all of Illinois Students."
  • Ethics
Excerpt: "Illinois is one of the most corrupt states in the Nation. Suzy will fight for ethics reform that restores the public’s faith in Springfield. Suzy will also support reforms to make state bidding processes more transparent, strengthen campaign finance laws."
  • Senior Citizens
Excerpt: "Suzy Glowiak understands the needs of our seniors. She will advocate legislation that protects our Senior Citizens in their golden years. Suzy will support homestead exemptions so seniors on a fixed income can stay in their homes, ensure seniors are not victims of fraud and support legislation that targets those who prey on senior citizens, and fight for quality healthcare for Senior Citizens."



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Suzanne Glowiak ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Chris Nybo defeated Dennis M. Reboletti in the Republican primary. Nybo was sworn in as the district's senator on August 6, 2014, after being appointed to serve out the remainder of Kirk Dillard's term. Nybo then defeated Glowiak in the general election.[4][5][6][7][8]

Illinois State Senate District 24, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Nybo 60.3% 47,590
     Democratic Suzanne Glowiak 39.7% 31,357
Total Votes 78,947


Glowiak and her husband, Steve, have three children.[1]

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