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Emily McAsey, serving her first term as 85th District State Representative, continues a career dedicated to public service that she first began as a middle school teacher and criminal prosecutor.
McAsey's legislative priorities include ending "pay-to-play" politics and reforming government ethics laws, standing up for middle-class families, working to revive the state's economy, strengthening the education system, providing law enforcement professionals with the resources they need to get criminals off the streets, and ensuring that veterans receive state-of-the-art medical and mental health services.
McAsey serves on the Aging, Elementary and Secondary Education Appropriations, Criminal Law, State Government Administration and Veterans Affairs committees. As a member of these committees she is in a unique position to shape legislation to improve the quality of life in the communities that she represents.
A graduate of The College of William and Mary, McAsey 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. She is now a full-time State Representative.
She, and her husband Craig, an orthopedic surgical resident, live in Lockport in a limestone house dating from the 1850s located near the Illinois and Michigan Canal.
McAsey represents the 85th District, which lies entirely within Will County. It includes all or parts of DuPage, Lockport, and Plainfield townships and the towns of Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Joliet, Lockport, Naperville and Romeoville.