Creating Jobs and Restoring our Economy

With a passion for economic development 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. Melinda has reformed how Illinois retains and attracts businesses and works with local governments to negotiate new businesses locating in our community.