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  Kifowit, Stephanie A.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameStephanie A. Kifowit
Address701 Millersburg St
Oswego, Illinois 60543, United States
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Born 00, 1971 (50 years)
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Jan 03, 2020 08:38pm
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InfoAurora Alderman

Combining a distinguished career in the financial industry with decorated military service and experience in local government, Stephanie Kifowit offers a unique blend of a commitment to public service coupled with strong leadership and an education tailor-made for the challenges of the City of Aurora.

Governmental Experience: Stephanie Kifowit has been Alderman of the Third Ward for 5 years. She was first elected in 2003; and recently was re-elected by 72% of the vote in 2007. She is a member of the American Society of Public Administrators, Illinois Municipal League, and the Illinois City/County Management Association.

As an alderman, Stephanie Kifowit has worked tirelessly to bring new parks to the Third Ward. She has brought hundreds of thousands of dollars into the ward through various grants. By working with the East Aurora School District, she was able to provide sidewalks so elementary aged school children could safely walk to Krug School. With help from the Bardwell Initiative Safety Taskforce, she is working to have every alley installed with lighting in order to make them safer. Recently, she has published a quarterly bi-lingual newsletter for the residents of the ward telling them important information on how to become involved in our community. Her ward committee meetings have always been open to the public so that everyone can be involved.

Financial Experience: Stephanie has worked for six years in the banking and financial industry. She managed portfolios for clients as a registered financial advisor for Morgan Stanley, and as a private banking associate for Bank One (now JP Morgan).

Formal Education: Stephanie is an alumna of Northern Illinois University. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and her Masters Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Governmental Finance and Strategic Planning.

Military Service: Proudly serving her country in the United States Marine Corps on active duty for four years, Stephanie Kifowit traveled throughout the world, in addition to being stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA and Okinawa, Japan. She is a life-long member of the Women Marine Association, and the Marine Corps League. In addition, she is a member of the American Legion.

Stephanie Kifowit and her husband Steve have two children, Sabrina age 10 and Samuel age 6. The family is made complete with Steve's daughter Alexandria and her son William age 2.

While Steve is a life-long resident and graduate of East Aurora High School, the family formally made their home in Aurora 12 years ago. Their children attend public schools in District 131.

Stephanie Kifowit is in her third year as a Substitute Teacher in East Aurora School District 131, in addition to being a Girl Scout Troop leader for over 3 years.

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