• HEALTHCARE

    ELECTED OFFICE

    EDUCATION

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • About Bridget

    ISSUES

    Bridget will work with all constituents and across party lines to advocate for:

    • strong public safety through common-sense gun laws 
    • affordable and accessible healthcare, especially for women's health and mental health treatment
    • strengthening our communities through tax reform and raising the minimum wage
    • innovation in infrastructure to deliver quality water, flooding solutions and alternatives to tollway expansions

    Democratic Candidate for IL State Senate District 41

    • As the Western Springs Clerk, Bridget makes government more efficient to give money back to taxpayers. 
    • Bridget is a Community Affairs Specialist for the Illinois State Treasurer. She protects consumers by ensuring money owed to the rightful beneficiary is returned 
    • Bridget worked in the healthcare sector where she helped create healthier workplaces and advised senior leadership how to be transparent and build trust. 

    Elected Office

    Bridget currently serves as the Village Clerk for the 13,000+ residents in Western Springs, Illinois. Bridget is an active member of the West Central Municipal Conference (WCMP), a coalition of local municipalities in the Western Chicago Suburban area. She takes great pride in her involvement with the Illinois Municipal League, Illinois Municipal Clerks Organization and the Illinois Chapter of Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO).

    Public Sector

    Bridget also works as a Community Affairs Specialist for the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office. She has represented the agency at various events such as the Illinois American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) Constitutional Convention and Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Pension Conference. Her focus is Unclaimed Property, a program that protects consumers by ensuring money owed to the rightful beneficiary is returned. Bridget’s political experience includes a campaign that elected Marty Durkan to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Commission. She worked side by side with the International Union of Operating Engineers – Local 399 and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150.

    HEALTHCARE

    Prior to her government experience, Bridget was a Health Solutions Sales Executive at Humana, a healthcare company. She was responsible for spreading the mission of creating a healthier workplace to Illinois – headquartered companies. Bridget was elected as the Illinois representative for 1,800 associates to Humana’s Culture Advisory Council. She advised senior leadership on how to be more transparent and build trust with their constituency.

    Education

    Bridget holds a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s Degree from John Carroll University in Communications. Bridget is a recipient of the John Carroll University National Young Alumni Award which recognizes outstanding leadership and service of an alumnus/a who is 40 years old or younger. Standards for recognition include demonstrated leadership capability and commitment to the service of others. She cites her Western Springs upbringing at St. John of the Cross Parish and Fenwick High School as her motivation to give back to the community.

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    Bridget was most recently nominated for the ‘Irish Professional of the Year Award’ by the Professional Irish Women of Chicago Organization. She is involved with many St. Patrick’s Day festivities with the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local 130, American Ireland Fund, and the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago. She is also involved in The Kennedy Forum Illinois, Misericordia and Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.

    Common Sense Leader

    Bridget will work to rein in state spending, implement ethics reforms like term limits and advocate for healthcare.