|Illinois State Senate District 38|
|Bachelor's||Illinois State University|
|Master's||Illinois State University|
|Ph.D.||Northern Illinois University|
Benson currently serves as superintendent of Streator Elementary Schools.
She is affiliated with the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA), American Association of School Administrators (AASA), Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO), V.O.I.C.E., Illinois Music Educator Association (IMEA), and Mendota Education Foundation.
Benson earned a Bachelor's in Education and Master's in Education Administration from Illinois State University, and a Doctorate in Education Administration from Northern Illinois University.
- See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012
Benson ran in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 38. Benson defeated Tom Ganiere and Kevin Kunkel in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, and was defeated by incumbent Sue Rezin (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois State Senate, District 38, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Sue Rezin Incumbent||53.8%||47,852|
|Illinois State Senate, District 38 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Benson and her husband, Rex, have two children.
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- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Christine Benson on Facebook
- Christine Benson on Twitter
- Biographical information submitted to Ballotpedia from candidate on January 18, 2012
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed May 14, 2014
- Illinois State Board of Elections-2012 primary results
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012