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Nancy Rotering for Mayor

Nancy Rotering is the first female mayor of Highland Park, IL, a position she has held since 2011. She has been a leader in inclusive government, making sure that every resident has a voice.

Nancy’s dedication to public service spans decades. As mayor, Nancy enacted tough reforms, balanced consecutive budgets, and maintained a Aaa bond rating for the City – something only a handful of Illinois municipalities have done. Nancy led the passage of one of the nation’s first local assault weapons bans and fought the NRA all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. She held ComEd accountable to improve electrical service throughout Lake County. Nancy founded the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic, providing free legal services in the areas of housing, immigration and domestic violence. She was elected to the Highland Park City Council and has served as a member of the Highland Park Plan Commission and Environmental Commission.

Her work in the community and beyond has been recognized. Nancy was honored as the 2013 Rotary Humanitarian of the Year. In 2014, Today’s Chicago Woman named Nancy to their 100 Women of Inspiration, and she was named to the Forty over 40 list in Forbes. Nancy was awarded the 2006 Robert Barnard Pillar Award by the Highland Park Human Relations Commission for her work on behalf of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and as the founder of the Environmental Education Program (EEP) for North Shore District 112 Schools. Nancy also serves on a broad range of civic and philanthropic commissions, boards, and committees.

Nancy grew up and attended public school in Highland Park. After earning her undergraduate degree in economics from Stanford and an MBA from Northwestern, Nancy worked in finance at General Motors before attending the University of Chicago Law School. She specialized in health care law practicing with McDermott Will & Emery. Nancy later shifted her focus to government work and served as a Legislative Aide to State Representative Karen May. She and her husband, Rob have four sons.

Mail checks payable to:
Friends of Nancy
PO Box 912
Highland Park, IL 60035

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