50 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 680-5960 (fax)
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 557-4554 (fax)
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"It is a privilege and honor to serve the residents
of the 59th District."
sponsorship and committee information courtesy of the Legislative Information
Carol Sente believes that the highest calling is service to others, a lesson she learned from her parents who immigrated to the United States from Eastern Europe to seek a better life following the devastation of World War II.
An active volunteer, Sente has served as a counselor at the YMCA camp “I Am Me” for young burn victims and helped mentor counselors in-training. She has also volunteered for five years with Marcie’s Place Children’s Grieving Camp as a counselor working with those who have lost family members, and she serves on the board of the Sommer Memorial Foundation, which provides scholarships to high school seniors who have lost a parent.
As a state representative, Sente plans to draw on her experiences as a small business owner to help craft better public policy. She is particularly proud of the health care benefits package she is able to offer her employees and is eager to work on ways to improve health care options and the quality of care available to Illinoisans.
Her legislative priorities include creating good paying jobs in the region, cleaning up state government by making it more transparent and stopping pay-to-play politics, and getting the state budget back on track to ensure that important services are available and accessible for seniors, veterans and people living with disabilities. Sente will also focus on protecting our families from criminal predators, improving environmental standards, and fostering the development of green jobs and sustainable technologies that will both help the environment and be a source of economic growth.
Sente is committed to being an accessible representative and welcomes community participation in the legislative process. She enjoys walking door-to-door to talk face-to-face with constituents about their concerns and priorities. She will hold regular office hours at her full-time district service office, host extended office hours for working families, and organize local events to provide information and resources to 59th District residents. In addition, Sente is in the process of forming citizen advisory committees on Economic Development, Education, Senior Citizen Issues, Public Safety, Government Reform, Veterans Issues, and Environmental Concerns.
Sente, who lives in Vernon Hills, is an owner and president of SRBL Architects in Deerfield, a
firm that specializes in designing recreational facilities, municipal buildings, and libraries. She is the former vice president of the Vernon Hills Park District Board, where she served for four years. She holds a business degree from Indiana University and has taken master’s degree coursework at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
On September 12, 2009, Sente was appointed to complete the remainder of the unexpired term of former State Representative Kathy Ryg.
The 59th District is located in central Lake County and portions of northern Cook County, it includes parts of Buffalo Grove, Great Lakes, Green Oaks, Gurnee, Indian Creek, Knollwood, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Mettawa, Mundelein, North Chicago, Northbrook, Park City, Prairie View, Riverwoods, Vernon Hills, Waukegan, and Wheeling.
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