Meet Jennifer Korte
Jennifer Korte ran for State Representative because she wanted to have an advocate in Springfield who would put the needs of our district ahead of corrupt political insiders.
Jennifer and her family have deep roots in Madison County. She grew up in Highland and graduated from Mater Dei High School in Breese. She earned an Associate’s Degree from Belleville Area College (now called Southwestern IL College), a Bachelor’s Degree from SIUE and a Master’s Degree in social work from Saint Louis University.
Jennifer worked as a social worker at Barnes-Jewish Hospital before becoming a stay-at-home mom in 2005. While Jennifer was a student at SIUE, she volunteered with a local sexual assault victims advocacy center. During this volunteer experience, she would meet survivors of sexual assault in the Emergency Department to offer them advocacy, support, and resources.
Jennifer has a history of stepping up and helping those in need. She has volunteered at a local pregnancy care center, in her children’s schools, and with her church. She has a heart for advocacy.
Jennifer is a mom trying to move Illinois in a positive direction. The people of Illinois are frustrated with career politicians. We need more checks and balances in our state to prevent government overreach and wasteful spending. We all know too many people who have left Illinois or are planning to leave.
Jennifer is passionate about parental rights, senior citizens advocacy, mental health awareness, and women’s issues.