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Emily McAsey is a full-time state representative serving the 85th District, where she continues a commitment to public service she first began as a middle-school teacher and criminal prosecutor.
While Illinois has taken important steps to prioritize spending tax dollars more efficiently and making sure the state pays its bills, Emily knows much more must be done to get our state back on the right track. She has supported state budgets that protected crucial dollars for schools, health care, public safety, and needed care for seniors and veterans, while reining in unnecessary spending. She is fighting against unfair property tax increases by supporting legislation that freezes property taxes when home values decline.
As a former criminal prosecutor, Emily understands firsthand the dangers sex offenders pose to our communities. She sponsored a bill to close a loophole in the law and keep violent sexual offenders off the streets and out of our communities. When it was discovered that some rapists have been able to avoid justice because evidence is sometimes not processed quickly enough, Emily supported efforts to give prosecutors more time to put these dangerous rapists behind bars.
McAsey has worked to make sure that those who take advantage of seniors cannot financially benefit from their actions. She sponsored a law to make sure those who are found guilty in a civil court of financial exploitation of an elderly or disabled person are unable to receive property or other assets following that person's death.
A graduate of The College of William and Mary, Emily began her professional career as an eighth-grade social studies teacher. While teaching, she went to law school at night, graduating with honors from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. After graduation, she joined the Will County State's Attorney's Office, where she worked as a criminal prosecutor.
McAsey's full-time constituent service office works with residents who need assistance accessing local, state and federal services. McAsey hosts an annual senior fair so she can personally listen to the thoughts and concerns of local elderly residents and update them on new laws and available services. Continuing her commitment to serving young people that began with her career as a teacher, Emily also hosts an annual mobile zoo event, in partnership with the Brookfield Zoo, for children with developmental disabilities.
McAsey and her husband reside in Lockport with their daughter.
The 85th District includes all or parts of Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Lockport, Romeoville and Woodridge in Will and DuPage Counties.