Chicago, Illinois , United States
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Dec 10, 2004 11:33am
|Info||Judy Erwin (D-11, Chicago) served as senior staff director for the Illinois Senate and former Senate President Philip J. Rock. She has served as a delegate or delegation whip during the last three Democratic national conventions. A former public school teacher, she holds a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree from the National College of Education in Evanston. She also attended the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. She is a member of Gov. Edgar's Human Resources Task Force. |
Erwin says her top priorities include the improvement of Illinois' public education system and reform of the property tax system in Cook County. "The way the property tax is assessed is very convoluted; it's not consumer-friendly," she says. She also stresses the importance of "protecting and enhancing a woman's right to choose abortion" and strengthening programs that provide early intervention into needy children's lives.