Having never run for office before, Marilyn will bring an outsider’s perspective to Springfield. She understands that our families can’t afford to pay the highest property taxes in the nation to fund career politicians.
Motivated to challenge the ruling class politicians by seeing our neighbors and friends fleeing the state, Marilyn pledges to advance policies that will help families stay together, opportunities flourish, and our communities bloom. That means repealing the 32% income tax hike, lowering property taxes, opposing the soda tax, and changing the way government operates so it serves those who truly need help.
Marilyn’s working-class values and work ethic come from her first job at the drywall construction business her father ran for over 30 years. At the time, her mother was a Teachers’ Aid for children with special needs.
Marilyn lives in Park Ridge with her husband, Mark, and two children. She attends St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Parish, volunteers for the USO and Special Olympics, and was part of Boy Scouts of America for many years.
Marilyn in the News
Entrepreneur Marilyn Smolenski Announces Run For State Representative
Park Ridge, IL – Entrepreneur Marilyn Smolenski has announced her intention to run as a Republican for the 55th District seat in the Illinois House of Representatives.
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