Mary Morgan: 2022 candidate for Illinois House 52nd District

  • Mary Morgan

    Mary Morgan

Posted10/13/2022 1:00 AM


Party: Democrat


Office sought: State Representative District 52

City: Island Lake

Age: 49

Occupation: Curriculum Assistant, Wauconda School District 118

Previous offices held:


Q: What needs to be done structurally to make the legislature more effective? What is your position on term limits in general and for legislative leaders specifically?

A: The branches of government are working well to get things done for the people of Illinois. Representatives need to be sure to communicate and be available to their constituents to ensure the public knows the work being done on their behalf. I am open to term limits for all elected offices.

Q: Federal assistance has enabled the state to make important advances toward improving its budget. What will you do to ensure these advances continue when the federal aid is gone?

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A: We need to ensure that a budget is passed in a timely manner and our bills get paid. If we continue to work in that manner, the state budget will continue to improve.

Q: To what extent are you happy or unhappy with the evidence-based model for education funding now in place in Illinois? How would you define "adequate" state funding for Illinois schools and what will you do to promote that?

A: I am happy with it. EBF is necessary to provide get closer to providing equitable education across the state. Schools are still under funded and teachers need better support.

Q: Do you believe elections in Illinois are free and fair? What changes, if any, are needed regarding election security and voter access?

A: Yes, elections in IL are free and fair. We need to continue to support increased voter access.

Q: How well has Illinois responded to Supreme Court indications that it considers abortion, gay marriage and other social issues to be state, not federal, responsibilities? What if anything needs to be done in these areas and what would you do to make your vision come to pass?

A: Illinois needs to continue to protect the rights of all people who may no longer be protected at the federal level. I will support all efforts in IL to stop our country from going backwards and taking away people's rights.

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