Emily McAsey believes in serving her community and is running for re-election for State Representative.
Emily is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She is a former eighth grade social studies teacher and criminal prosecutor. While teaching full time, Emily attended law school at night. She worked in the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office during the summer months, and after graduating with honors, joined the State’s Attorney’s Office as a criminal prosecutor.
McAsey’s decision to run for public office came when she learned local residents were frustrated and no longer trusted many of their elected officials. McAsey, like many others, felt that politicians in Springfield were pushing aside the interests of the people in an effort to preserve their own interests. She decided it was time to end the culture of corruption in Springfield, and realized that running for office was the only way to effectuate change and restore confidence in democracy.
As State Representative, McAsey conducts herself in a way that allows the public to once again trust their representative. McAsey continues to support property and income tax reforms, increased governmental transparency, while also making our communities safer by ensuring sexual predators are aggressively prosecuted. She has also worked to bring about new job creation so everyone has the opportunity to better their place in life.
McAsey grew up in Will County, and after college purchased an old limestone house from the 1850s along the Illinois and Michigan Canal in Lockport. McAsey continues to live in that Lockport home with her husband Craig, an orthopedic surgical resident, and their dog, Riley.
McAsey is running for re-election for State Representative in the 85th Representative District. The district lies within the townships of Lockport, DuPage and Plainfield in Will County. The majority of the district is within the towns of Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Lockport and Crest Hill.