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Carol Sente represents the 59th District which serves parts of central Lake County and northern Cook County including Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, Mundelein, Vernon Hills and Wheeling.
As State Representative, Carol draws on her experiences as a small-business owner to focus on long-term, comprehensive solutions to address the state's economic health and grow more jobs in Illinois. Her top priorities include economic development, education and the environment. She is recognized for her landmark legislation to reform the state budgeting process called Budgeting for Results, bringing much needed bipartisan discussion, transparency, focus and accountability to the state's budget.
She believes in thoughtful pension reform, and creating a world-class education for every student. Carol knows many families in our suburban communities are struggling with rising property taxes. She is fighting to pass a law that prevents property taxes from increasing when home values decline.
Carol is an extremely accessible legislator and welcomes community participation in the legislative process. She utilizes a variety of means to connect directly with her constituents, including walking to their doors, holding coffee shop stops, town hall meetings, citizen advisory committees, and personally answering emails.
Carol has volunteered as a counselor at the YMCA Camp "I Am Me" (burn camp) and helped mentor counselors-in-training. She has also volunteered with Marcie's Place Children's Grieving Camp as a counselor, working with those who have lost family members, and she served on the board of the Sommer Memorial Foundation, which provides scholarships to high school seniors who have lost a parent. She was the former Vice President of the Vernon Hills Park District Board, where she served for four years.
Carol is a lifelong resident of Illinois and the Northern Chicago suburbs. Prior to becoming a state representative, she was the managing partner and president of SRBL Architects, a third-generation architectural business. She recently started her own management and marketing consulting practice.
Carol attends Willow Creek Church in South Barrington. She holds a business degree from Indiana University and has taken master's coursework at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.