MelindaBushHeadshotState Senator Melinda Bush began her first term as a member of the 98th General Assembly in January of 2013.  
Prior to her election to the Illinois Senate, Bush served on the Lake County Board, fighting for the creation of good-paying jobs in Lake County and the balancing of the county’s budget. Bush was integral in passing meaningful ethics reforms which added important levels of transparency and accountability to the County and Forest Preserve Boards.  
Bush, a lifelong resident of Lake County, first entered public office as a trustee for the village of Grayslake, serving for four years. She also has been a small-business owner and a constant voice for environmental protection measures.
In the Illinois Senate, Bush’s passion for ethics & good government, economic development and the well-being of Lake County residents shines through in her work.  You can view her accomplishments from the most recent Senate Session here. Bush chairs the Senate's Government Reform Committee and serves on the following committees: the Education Committee, the Environment and Conservation Committee, the Human Services Committee, the Licensed Activities and Pensions Committee, the Local Government Committee, and the Revenue Committee.
Bush resides in Grayslake with her husband, Andy, where she has been a resident since she was 8 years old. They have one adult son.

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