|Illinois State Senate District 31|
|Lake County Board Member|
|President, Grayslake School District|
|Place of birth||Halfday, Illinois|
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 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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- Should state workers retire before pension law kicks in? - Chicago Daily Herald
- Legislator wants to get legislators, CEOs off the hook - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
- How Illinois' pension deal got done - Chicago Daily Herald
- A takeover bid - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
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- Illinois Passes Historic Pension Reform - Patch.com
- Suburban lawmakers in both parties on both sides of pension reform vote - Chicago Daily Herald
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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