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Meet Stefanie

With hard-working parents who stressed the importance of having a strong education and work ethic, Stefanie used these lessons to become the first in her family to graduate college. She often worked multiple jobs to support herself while also attending college full-time and throughout law school.


Stefanie is now an attorney at Edwards, Maxson, Mago, & Macaulay, LLP, focused on matters related to data privacy, health care, nonprofit governance, and regulatory compliance.  

Believing everyone should have access to a better future, she runs for state representative to reverse the negative direction of our state. Rising crime rates, fleeing residents, increasing taxes, and lowering education standards threaten Illinoisans achieving the American dream as career politicians ask taxpayers to pay more and more without any tangible results. Stefanie believes we require new policies to restore our place as the economic hub of the Midwest and a safe, affordable place to raise a family. 

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Stefanie has always had a passion for being involved in her community, from tutoring and mentoring elementary school students to helping families cope with mental illness. She serves on the Board of Commissioners for the DuPage Housing Authority, the National Alliance on Mental Illness DuPage, and the 708 Community Mental Health Board.

Stefanie received her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and studied International Economics at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. In 2009, she graduated from The University of Illinois Chicago Law School. Working on issues involving humanitarian assistance to foreign nations, she served as an intern in law school to the General Counsel of the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C.


Stefanie resides in Glen Ellyn with her husband and two children.

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