Senator Linda Holmes has served in the Illinois State Senate since 2006, bringing her experience as a successful small business owner and community volunteer to the General Assembly. Her business perspective contributes to her record in economic development and increased government efficiency. Her commitment to all Illinoisans is seen in her legislative action to improve health, well-being and quality of life.


Senator Holmes works diligently to get the state’s fiscal house in order and identify business growth and development opportunities. She has sponsored several measures aimed at increasing government efficiency, consolidation and local control, and joined the Legislative Audit Commission to investigate waste, fraud and abuse in state government.


Holmes works for local redevelopment, including a project that took the historic St. Charles Hospital in Aurora and renovated it into a new senior housing facility. The project was possible through the use of the River Edge Redevelopment Zone program, which was extended to allow for more revitalization in the district.


Holmes advocates for numerous health initiatives. She supported efforts to require health insurance companies provide for an adequate number of health care specialists within their insurance network so that families never have to choose between paying out-of-network costs or traveling great distances to get proper care. She has sponsored legislation to increase physical fitness education in our schools, where early learning of good health can contribute to a lifetime of wellness.


Her strong support of environmental issues has earned recognition from the Illinois Environmental Council. She has been named Legislator of the Year by the Illinois EMS Alliance for her support of their life-saving work, and also by the Illinois chapter of the United States Humane Society for her animal welfare legislation concerning research dogs and cats.


Senator Holmes has lived in Aurora since 1983.

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