SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Attorney and community health care advocate Jenn Ladisch Douglass, D-Elmhurst, was sworn in as state representative Wednesday, bringing her fight for health care affordability, reproductive rights and tax relief to the Illinois House.
“I am grateful and honored that my neighbors have entrusted me to represent their needs and interests in Springfield,” Ladisch Douglass said. “We are a vibrant, welcoming district full of opportunities to work together, help those in need and proactively find solutions to our most pressing challenges. The voices in our community are powerful and will guide my work for the next two years.”
Ladisch Douglass joins the General Assembly after practicing as an attorney for more than twenty years. Ladisch Douglass opened her own firm in 2011 and has practiced several types of law, from bankruptcy to commercial litigation and transactional real estate law. Using her experience as a cancer survivor and an individual living with Type 1 diabetes, Ladisch Douglass has volunteered time to help draft legislation to advocate for more affordable medications. As she begins her first term in the General Assembly, Ladisch Douglass will be a fierce advocate for affordable, accessible health care for all Illinoisans.
In addition to health care access and affordability, Ladisch Douglass will prioritize issues including property tax relief, support for small businesses, reproductive freedoms and public safety – including continued efforts to get illegal guns off our streets.
“Health care is a human right, but rights mean nothing without access. I will work tirelessly to lower the price of insulin and improve the availability of mental health care across the state,” Ladisch Douglass said. “From supporting small businesses to improving public safety and bolstering our public education system, now is the time to take meaningful action to improve lives in our community and across the state. I am eager to work with my constituents and colleagues on both sides of the aisle to build a stronger Illinois. Let’s get to work.”