Carole Pankau (born August 13, 1947) currently serves as the Illinois State Senator for the 23rd District, and is a member of the Republican Party.
Carole earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with Honors from the University of Illinois.
Pankau served on the DuPage County Board for eight years and the Keeneyville School District 20 Board member for eight years before being elected to the Illinois State House of Representatives in 1993. She was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 2004.
- Appropriations III
- Environment and Energy
- Public Health
2006 State Comptroller Campaign
In 2006, Carole Pankau challenged Democrat incumbent state Comptroller Dan Hynes, losing 31% to Hynes' 64%.