Our Elected Officials

Northfield Township is fortunate to have a number of dedicated public servants working for our community. Here are the elected officials serving our township:

Barack Obama
U.S. President
BiographyBarack Obama Barack H. Obama is the 44th President of the United States. His story is the American story — values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family, hard work and education as the means of getting ahead, and the conviction that a life so blessed should be lived in service to [...]
Dick Durbin
U.S. Senator
BiographyDick Durbin Senator Dick Durbin was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996 after representing central and southern Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years. Today, Dick serves as the Assistant Democratic Leader (also known as the Democratic Whip) — the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate—and on the Senate Judiciary, Appropriations, [...]
Lisa Madigan
Illinois Attorney General
BiographyLisa Madigan Lisa Madigan’s public service record is one of many “firsts.” The first woman elected to serve as Attorney General of Illinois, Madigan is now the senior most female Attorney General in the country. She is also the first Illinois Attorney General to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court in nearly three [...]
Jesse White
Illinois Secretary of State
BiographyJesse White Jesse White is Illinois' 37th Secretary of State. White was first elected to the office in 1998 and won landslide victories in 2002, in which he won all 102 counties, and again in 2006 and 2010. On November 4, 2014, White was re-elected to a record-breaking fifth term, winning another landslide victory by [...]
Janice Schakowsky
U.S. Congress, 9th District
BiographyJan Schakowsky Jan Schakowsky has been a lifelong consumer advocate and a champion for, what she sees as, the disappearing middle class.  From her days as a young housewife who led the campaign to put expiration dates on food products to the 2008 passage of legislation she helped write making children’s products and toys safe, [...]
Daniel Biss
State Senator, 9th District
BiographyDaniel Biss Daniel Biss, a former mathematics professor, represents the 9th District in the Illinois State Senate. Prior to that, he served one term in the House representing the 17th District. Since joining the legislature in 2011, Daniel has earned a reputation as a thoughtful, effective elected official, passing legislation on key issues including environmental policy, [...]
Robyn Gabel
State Representative, 18th District
BiographyRobyn Gabel Robyn Gabel is from Evanston and has represented the people of the 18th District in the Illinois House of Representatives since 2010. During her time in the legislature, she has become a legislative leader in protecting and fostering the growth of children and women in Illinois and environmental stewardship. Her legislative accomplishments include [...]
Laura Fine
State Representative, 17th District
BiographyLaura Fine Laura is the State Representative for the 17th District and previously served as the Clerk in Northfield Township.  She was also an instructor in the Political Science department at Northeastern Illinois University, where she taught American Government and the Constitution. Prior to teaching, she worked for many years in the media in various positions including producer, [...]
Elaine Nekritz
State Representative, 57th District
BiographyElaine Nekritz State Representative Elaine Nekritz is serving her seventh term in the Illinois House of Representatives. The 57th District encompasses portions of several of Chicago’s north and northwest suburbs: Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Northbrook, Wheeling, Palatine, Mount Prospect, and Prospect Heights.
Mary Reynolds
Trustee, Northfield Township