Senator Jil Tracy was elected to represent the 47th District in the Illinois Senate in November 2016. She had previously served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 2006 to 2014.
While serving in the House, Tracy was one of the 21 House members to sit on the Rod Blagojevich impeachment committee and also one of six members to sit on the joint Senate and House legislative Ethics Committee.
Senator Tracy is the Republican Spokesperson for the Senate State Government Committee. She also serves as a member on the Agriculture, Judiciary, Criminal Law, Labor, and Telecommunications and Information Technology Committees.
In her early career, Senator Tracy worked in private law as the Sterling City Attorney and an Assistant Illinois Attorney General under Attorney Generals Jim Ryan and Lisa Madigan, where she was Director of the West Central Regional Office for 19 counties.
In addition to her legal work and public service, she was a founding Board Member of the Brown County United Way and served for more than 13 years on the Mt. Sterling Park District Board.
Senator Tracy and her husband, Jim, live in Quincy and have four grown children. She currently serves on the John Wood Community College Foundation Board, the Chaddock School Board, the WQEC/PBS Board and the Illinois Make a Wish Regional Council.