Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant - 49th District
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State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant began her first term as a member of the 98th General Assembly in January 2013. She is a fourth-generation Will County resident who won the newly created 49th Senate District seat in the November 2012 elections which comprises all or part of Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Joliet, Oswego, Plainfield, Romeoville and Shorewood.
The senator is a lifelong educator with years of local school district experience, culminating in her former position as the regional school superintendent for Will County. Impassioned by her history as both an educator and an education advocate, she continues to fight for public schools, education funding and school resources now that she has a seat at the legislative table. She has also been involved in a family owned small-business and remains constant voice for the small-businesses community through her involvement with the Will County CED, the Joliet Chamber of Commerce and the WILCO.
Bertino-Tarrant’s background in education and local business have served her well in her appointments to the Senate Education Committee, Local Government Committee and Labor & Commerce Committee. She will also serve on the Transportation Committee and State Government & Veterans Affairs Committee.
The Senator has her BA from USF, MA from ISU and Doctorate from Loyola.
In addition to her work as an educator and job creator, Bertino-Tarrant has volunteered her time to the community.
Whom to Contact
- Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
Located on Rt59 in Plainfield, immediately South of Rt30 intersection in a red brick house on the west side of the street