|Illinois State Senate District 31|
|2013 - Present|
|January 11, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Lake County Board Member|
|President, Grayslake School District|
|Place of birth||Halfday, Illinois|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bush served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations II|
|• Committee of the Whole|
|• Higher Education|
|• State Government & Veterans Affairs|
Bush's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Excerpt: "Springfield needs proven leaders we can trust to fund programs that help Lake County and cut programs that do not work. Leaders we can trust to pay our bills on time, and end the culture of procrastination we have created by borrowing money from the pension fund and spending it."
- Jobs and the Economy
- Excerpt: "Melinda comes from a background of modest means, and at a young age learned the importance of having a good job with a competitive wage. As a small-business owner, she also learned the challenges of providing those jobs."
- Ethics Reform
- Excerpt: "Faced with cronyism and corruption at the Lake County and Forest Preserve Boards, Melinda was the first commissioner to stand up and cry foul. ...Melinda will take that same sense of right and wrong with her to Springfield, where she will work to end pension double- and triple-dipping, pay-for-play politics and political cronyism."
- Excerpt: "...Melinda knows first-hand how important exceptional teachers and an animated school environment are to a child’s education. She believes that we need to invest in the development of quality educators and school systems that are accountable to the needs of teachers, students and parents. Whether in the public or private school systems, students deserve an opportunity to succeed."
- The Environment
- Excerpt: "Melinda has always believed that the environment and the economy are not mutually exclusive. She believes it is necessary to invest in green jobs and bring new technologies to Lake County."
- See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012
Bush won election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 31. Bush was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated Republican Joe Neal in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois State Senate, District 31, General Election, 2012|
Bush's website lists the following endorsements:
- The Daily Herald
- Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon
- Senate President John J. Cullerton
- Senate Majority Whip Terry Link
- Senator Susan Garrett
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Bush is the oldest of six brothers and sisters. She lives in Grayslake with her husband Andy. They have one son.
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- Lake County lawmakers clash over casino - Chicago Daily Herald
- County Board eyes road repairs, growth after floods - Lake County News Sun
- ProfNet Roundup: 2013 Commencement Speakers - Sacramento Bee
- Funding Needed for Road Improvements, Officials Say - Patch.com
- LifeSource Phlebotomists Seek Union Representation, Cite 'Rough' Working ... - Progress Illinois
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- Official campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Melinda Bush for State Senate Facebook page
- Melinda Bush on Twitter
- Melinda Bush on YouTube
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Melinda for Senate, "About," accessed January 4, 2012
- ↑ Melinda Bush, "Issues," accessed October 20, 2012
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012
- ↑ Melinda Bush, "Endorsements," accessed October 20, 2012
Suzi Schmidt (R)
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