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2012 Legislative Update
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State Rep. Kelly Burke has worked to bring a bipartisan spirit to the State Capitol and new energy to creating local jobs and encouraging economic development. During these challenging times, Burke is pushing to foster greater fiscal responsibility in Illinois and working to promote job creation. Recently, Burke led an effort to create high-tech jobs and upgrade Illinois' infrastructure through public-private partnerships in the telecommunications field.
Prior to becoming State Representative, Burke served as a member of the Evergreen Park Library Board, serving as president of the board for five years. While on the board, Burke spearheaded an extensive renovation of the library. Burke has used her experience on the board to continue development in the area and to push for fiscal stability for the state.
From 2006 to 2011, Burke served on the staff of Saint Xavier University. She was part of a team that raised funds for several university programs and improvements, including campus building renovations and greater student scholarship assistance.
Burke's work in higher education, her service on a local library board and as the mother of three children has played a critical role in her legislative priorities. She has fought for greater fiscal responsibility, budget reforms, and demanding the state live within its means while protecting funding for education, public safety and programs for seniors and veterans.
Prior to joining Saint Xavier University, Burke practiced law for 14 years. She also served as a law clerk to two circuit court judges and as a legislative aide to former State Rep. Andrew J. McGann. Burke uses her legislative and legal background to promote area concerns and is an accessible and available legislator.
Kelly received her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. from the John Marshall Law School. Kelly, her husband and their three children have lived in Evergreen Park for more than 20 years.
The 36th District includes Evergreen Park and parts of Chicago Ridge, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Willow Springs and Worth, and portions of Chicago's Beverly, Wrightwood, Mt. Greenwood and Auburn-Gresham neighborhoods.
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