Successful athlete, coach, small business owner and realtor seeks to continue representing central Illinois families
(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) – Monday, Illinois State Representative Sandy Hamilton announced her campaign for Illinois’ 48th State Senate district. The newly-drawn district covers portions of Sangamon, Macon and Christian counties, including the cities of Springfield, Decatur and Edinburg.
“Over the last few years, families across central Illinois have expressed their frustration with the decisions made by our state’s leaders, and the long-standing system of government that prioritizes insider-dealing over serving constituents,” Hamilton said. “As crime increases and high taxes continue to push people out of our state, we need leaders that will stand behind law enforcement, advocate for real financial relief for hard working families, and push back on one-size fits all mandates handed down to local communities,” she continued.
In making her announcement, Hamilton noted her experience as a real estate broker provided her with first-hand knowledge of how impactful Illinois’ tax burden has become for families looking to purchase a home and raise their family in Illinois.
“Right now, middle-class families are facing price increases everywhere they turn, and our state’s perennial tax burden has become even more concerning as families struggle to balance tax payments with daily expenses,” said Hamilton. “Our state needs permanent tax reform that provides tangible relief to residents and will alter Illinois’ long-term economic outlook.”
A lifelong resident of Illinois, Sandy was raised in the Chicago suburbs before enrolling at the University of Illinois on a full-ride athletic scholarship. During her collegiate career, Sandy helped lead the Fighting Illini Women’s Volleyball team to three Big Ten Championships and two trips to the NCAA Final Four. Following her graduation, Sandy began her dual-career in central Illinois as a Real Estate Broker with ReMax Professionals, and as a high school and collegiate volleyball coach.
“My career at Illinois and subsequent experience coaching has given me the opportunity to help shape young athletes into leaders on and off the court,” Hamilton continued. “I’m passionate about ensuring our kids continue to have ample opportunities to learn and compete with their peers so they are prepared for success later in life.”
In 2021, Hamilton was appointed to represent Illinois’ 99th House District in the state legislature. Since her appointment, she has sponsored legislation to help deter the growing number of assaults against Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) employees by charging anyone who attacks a DCFS worker with aggravated battery. Additionally, she supports legislation that would provide substantive and permanent tax relief for struggling families across Illinois, as well as increases to the state’s property tax income tax credit. Rep. Hamilton currently serves on the House Financial Institutions, Insurance, and State Government Administration committees, as well as subcommittees on Appropriations and Transportation.
Hamilton and her husband Bob reside in Springfield where they have raised their three boys, Charlie, Jake, and Will. For more information visit: Sandy4Senate.com.