Creating Jobs and Restoring our Economy

With a passion fueled by experience as a former small business owner and founder of Grayslake’s merchants’ association, Melinda works across the aisle every day to support Lake County job creators. She led the passage of I-STEP, one of the largest jobs bills in Illinois history.

Setting an Ethical Standard

Senator Melinda Bush turned down a state pension, never took a raise in government, and is fighting to put term limits on party leaders. She’s implemented historic ethics reform, and called out special interests.

Demanding Fiscal Responsibility

Senator Melinda Bush voted against each party’s unbalanced budgets. She’s fought against property tax rate increases and has written historic legislation to consolidate government.

Standing up for Lake County Citizens

Senator Melinda Bush led efforts to help victims of rape, sexual harassment and domestic violence, and championed “Lali’s Law” to combat the opioid addiction crisis. She’s hosted local job fairs, helping hundreds find jobs.