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  Prussing, Laurel Lunt
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NameLaurel Lunt Prussing
Urbana, Illinois , United States
Website [Link]
Born February 21, 1941 (75 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Apr 02, 2015 07:12pm
Tags Very Liberal - Married - Protestant -
InfoMayor of Urbana

* sponsored law to adequately fund state retirement systems
* excellent ratings on education, environment, health care, human rights, labor, and taxes
* only Democrat elected in 10 years of Republican-gerrymandered 103rd District

Champaign County Auditor

* transformed office that was paying health insurance for a dead man to the best in Illinois
* saved taxpayers millions of dollars
* only county-wide elected Democrat for eight years
* national recognition for excellence in financial reporting and budgeting (first in Illinois)

Champaign County Board Member

* pioneered open advertising for jobs after a county official said he did not advertise because he did not want black people to apply
* one of the first women elected to the board


* Degrees in Economics: B.A., Wellesley College; M.A. Boston University; completed all but dissertation towards PhD from Illinois.
* Urban and Regional Economist (regional economic development, plant location, and water use)

Public Interest Lobbyist

* Legislative Director, American Association of University Women, Illinois, Inc. (focus on equal rights, health care, education)


* Married to John E. Prussing, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
* Three daughters, two grandsons



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Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 09, 2013 08:00pm News Incumbent Mayor Laurel Prussing wins Urbana mayoral election  Article COSDem 
Feb 21, 2005 12:00am Perspective Prussing no Democrat  Article None Entered 

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