Judy Biggert (R-IL)

Congressman Judy Biggert

Judy Biggert is the incumbent in the 2002 -2010 Illinois District 13 and running for reelection in the 2012 – 2020 Illinois District 11.

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Judy Biggert Congressional Candidate Illinois District 11

 

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A lifelong Illinois resident, Judy Biggert combines a wealth of experience as a legislator, lawyer, community leader, and small business owner to serve the suburban Chicago residents of Illinois’ 13th District in the US House of Representatives.

Since her first election to Congress in 1998, Judy has spearheaded efforts to advance U.S. competitiveness in areas ranging from supercomputing to alternative energy technologies. She also has authored legislation to advance science and math training, and to provide greater educational opportunities for homeless children. Having taken on several ranking positions within the Financial Services Committee, Judy also consistently works to incorporate fiscal responsibility and sound economic principles in the government’s response to weaknesses in the U.S. financial marketplace. Voted by her peers as one of the ten most bi-partisan Republican members of the House, Judy has led the Congressional Women’s Caucus in areas like domestic violence and health research; and promoted judicial and legislative cooperation through the Congressional Judicial Caucus.

In the 112th Congress, Judy is a member of three committees — Financial Services, Education and the Workforce, Science, Space and Technology – and of six subcommittees. She serves as Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity

Cited by Glamour as one of the “New Female Power Players” and by Fortune as one of “The Picks of Congress’ New Litter,” Judy met and matched expectations. During her first term in office, two of her initiatives became law: the Cybertipline legislation made it easier to report and track down computer-based sex crimes against children, and another initiative that increased penalties for traffickers of club drugs such as Ecstasy.

Judy has maintained her strong legislative track-record under the Congressional majorities of both parties. During the 110th Congress, she successfully secured bipartisan passage and enactment of several top legislative priorities, including the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which prohibits health insurers and employers from discriminating on the basis of a person’s genetic information. The President also signed into law her Energy Tech Transfer Act, which will help move breakthrough energy technologies out of the laboratory and into the marketplace, helping individuals and businesses dramatically reduce their energy usage. Finally, through her work as Co-Chair of the Missing and Exploited Children’s Caucus, she secured enactment of legislation to help find and protect missing and runaway youth.

Judy began her legislative career in 1992, when she was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives to serve the newly created 81st District.

A lifetime of community service prepared Judy for the challenges of public office. She served as President of the Board of Education of Hinsdale Township High School District 86 and Chairman of the Village of Hinsdale Plan Commission. She has also served as Chairman or President of the Hinsdale Assembly of the Hinsdale Hospital, the Hinsdale Antiques Show, the Visiting Nurses Association of Chicago, the Junior League of Chicago, the Traveler’s Aid Society and the Salt Creek Ballet. She also has served as a Sunday School teacher, an Assistant Soccer Coach in the American Youth Soccer Organization, and as President of the Oak School PTA.

A graduate of Stanford University and Northwestern University School of Law, Judy began her legal career as clerk to the Honorable Luther M. Swygert, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. While raising her four children, Judy ran a home-based private law practice specializing in real estate, estate planning and probate law. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage Bar Association, and the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers.

Judy was born in Chicago on August 15, 1937 and attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. She and her husband Rody are the parents of four children and the grandparents of nine grandchildren.

 

Biography of Judy Biggert from Judy Biggert for Congress

 

A lifelong Illinois resident, Judy Biggert combines a wealth of experience as a legislator, lawyer, community leader, and small business owner to serve the suburban Chicago residents of Illinois’ 11th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Since her first election to Congress in 1998, Judy has spearheaded efforts to advance U.S. competitiveness in areas ranging from supercomputing to alternative energy technologies. She also has authored legislation to advance science and math training, and to provide greater educational opportunities for homeless children. Having taken on several ranking positions within the Financial Services Committee, Judy also consistently works to incorporate fiscal responsibility and sound economic principles in the government’s response to weaknesses in the U.S. financial marketplace. Voted by her peers as one of the ten most bi-partisan Republican members of the House, Judy has led the Congressional Women’s Caucus in areas like domestic violence and health research; and promoted judicial and legislative cooperation through the Congressional Judicial Caucus.

In the 112th Congress, Judy is a member of three committees — Financial Services, Education and the Workforce, Science, Space and Technology – and of six subcommittees. She serves as Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity.

Cited by Glamour as one of the “New Female Power Players” and by Fortune as one of “The Picks of Congress’ New Litter,” Judy met and matched expectations. During her first term in office, two of her initiatives became law: the Cybertipline legislation made it easier to report and track down computer-based sex crimes against children, and another initiative that increased penalties for traffickers of club drugs such as Ecstasy.

Judy has maintained her strong legislative track-record under the Congressional majorities of both parties. During the 110th Congress, she successfully secured bipartisan passage and enactment of several top legislative priorities, including the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which prohibits health insurers and employers from discriminating on the basis of a person’s genetic information. The President also signed into law her Energy Tech Transfer Act, which will help move breakthrough energy technologies out of the laboratory and into the marketplace, helping individuals and businesses dramatically reduce their energy usage. Finally, through her work as Co-Chair of the Missing and Exploited Children’s Caucus, she secured enactment of legislation to help find and protect missing, exploited, and runaway youth.

Judy began her legislative career in 1992, when she was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives to serve the newly created 81st District.

A lifetime of community service prepared Judy for the challenges of public office. She served as President of the Board of Education of Hinsdale Township High School District 86 and Chairman of the Village of Hinsdale Plan Commission. She has also served as Chairman or President of the Hinsdale Assembly of the Hinsdale Hospital, the Hinsdale Antiques Show, the Visiting Nurses Association of Chicago, the Junior League of Chicago, the Traveler’s Aid Society and the Salt Creek Ballet. She also has served as a Sunday School teacher, an Assistant Soccer Coach in the American Youth Soccer Organization, and as President of the Oak School PTA.

A graduate of Stanford University and Northwestern University School of Law, Judy began her legal career as clerk to the Honorable Luther M. Swygert, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. While raising her four children, Judy ran a home-based private law practice specializing in real estate, estate planning and probate law. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage Bar Association, and the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers.

Judy was born in Chicago on August 15, 1937 and attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. She and her husband Rody are the parents of four children and the grandparents of nine grandchildren.