Sue Rezin is a graduate of Augustana College, where she earned a double major in International Business and Political Science with a minor in Hispanic Studies. After working in Chicago as a marketing manager, Sue and her husband Keith moved to Morris, IL where they are raising their four children. For the past sixteen years, Sue has been the co-owner and manager of her family’s real estate company.
Public service is an important part of her work. For fourteen years, Sue served on the Board of the Morris Hospital Foundation. For the seven years, she was on the Board, as well as the past Vice President, for the Community Foundation of Greater Grundy County. With over four million dollars endowed, the goal is to address issues such as improving the lives of the people in need, childcare, workforce development and land use and preservation. Sue also served on the Board of Directors for We Care of Grundy County, whose purpose is to provide temporary food and housing assistance.
Sue continues to be an active volunteer as a wish grantor for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Illinois for the past twenty two years. Recently, Sue was recognized in Chicago with a “Leaders in Joy” award. Additionally, she served on the local school board where she was also a volleyball coach for twelve years.
Sue was inducted into the 2009 Illinois Lincoln Series, where she was honored for her philanthropic work and dedication to bettering her community. The Illinois Lincoln Series of Excellence in Public Service empowers, educates and amplifies the voices of women of leadership in government, business and civic organizations.
Sue was elected in November 2010 to the Illinois House Representatives. She was then appointed in December 2010 to the Illinois State Senate where she proudly represents the 38th Legislative District.
In the Illinois Senate, Senator Rezin serves as the Minority Spokesperson on the Senate Environment Committee. She also sits on the committee for Agriculture and Conservation, Appropriations II, Commerce, Energy as well as the Committee of the Whole. Senator Rezin was also recently appointed to the Unemployment Insurance Task Force, the Electric Vehicle Advisory Council and the Veterans Advisory Council.
The 38th District is home to three nuclear power plants, miles of windmills, hydro-power plants, ethanol and biodiesel plants, and two oil refineries. As such, Senator Rezin is looking forward to being able to work on legislation that advances energy production at home and accurately represents the people, businesses, and industries of her district.