Meet Laura Fine, the Democratic candidate for the Illinois Senate, 9th District
A fighter against the powerful insurance industry
After her husband Michael lost his arm at the shoulder when a cement truck plowed into his car head on, Laura Fine’s family faced bankruptcy when their insurance company refused to pay medical bills for multiple surgeries and attempted to drop her husband’s coverage. With close to $600,000 in medical bills, Laura fought tirelessly with the health insurance company for the quality care her husband needed to recover."
“In 2012, I ran to represent the IL 17th District in the House in order to take on the powerful insurance industry and to became an advocate for leveling the playing field for all Illinois families against special interests who put their profits above people,” said Laura Fine.
An accomplished legislator
In one of her first acts as a legislator, Laura Fine authored a bill that would increase mandatory automobile insurance liability limits, which had been frozen in Illinois since the 1980s. This bill, which is now law, insured that any family that suffers a tragedy or crisis would have the resources they need to take care of their loved ones.
Continuing her support for working families, this year Laura led the fight to block President Trump’s health care law in Illinois. Laura passed legislation that requires insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions. That bill is on the Governor’s desk.
A vocal champion for women's rights
An advocate for public education
As a former teacher, Laura is a passionate advocate and supporter of public education on all levels. Despite Governor Rauner’s constant attacks on public education, Laura continues to stand up for public education in Springfield and fight to make sure every child in her district and the rest of the state receive their fair share of education funding.
A Glenview resident and active in the community
As a resident of Glenview most of her life, Laura and both of her sons are proud graduates of Glenbrook South High School. She is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Glenview-Northbrook, the Rotary Club of Glenview Sunrise and the Glenview/Glencoe League of Women Voters
A supporter of a clean environment
Laura, like so many of us, understands the imperative to maintain a clean environment for today and for our children and grandchildren's future. She supports keeping the Great Lakes clean and improving air quality.
Checking out mom's seat in the House
A night out with the family
March to the Polls, Jan. 20, 2018
• Glenbrook South High School
• Indiana University: BA in Telecommunications
• Northeastern Illinois University: MA in Political Science
• Illinois Women's Institute for Leadership
• Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development
• Edgar Fellow: University of Illinois
As a resident of Glenview most of her life, Laura and both of her sons are proud graduates of Glenbrook South High School. She holds a B.A. in telecommunications from Indiana University and an M.A. in political science from Northeastern Illinois University. Laura is a graduate of the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership; a graduate of Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development; an Edgar Fellow (University of Illinois); a member of Kiwanis Club of Glenview-Northbrook, Rotary Club of Glenview Sunrise and Glenview/Glencoe League of Women Voters