Meet Jennifer Korte
Jennifer Korte and her family are lifelong residents of Madison County.
Jennifer has a Bachelor’s Degree in social work from SIUE and a Master’s Degree in social work from St. Louis University. She 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 Room to offer them advocacy, support and resources.
Jennifer volunteered at a local pregnancy care center and in her children’s schools.
Most recently, Jennifer was a strong advocate for parental rights and in August 2021, Jennifer joined Speak for Students as a leader. The Speak for Students group was an integral part in promoting parental choices. She was instrumental in using this platform to draw attention to various legislation in Illinois which impacted parental choice, children, schools and teachers. It was this advocacy that led Jennifer to launch her campaign for state representative.
“With my experience as a social worker and heart for advocacy, I will be a voice for the people in District 112.” said Jennifer. “I am simply a mom, trying to move Illinois in a positive direction. The people of Illinois are frustrated with career politicians who have infiltrated our schools and taken away parental rights. We need more checks and balances in our state to prevent government overreach and wasteful spending. I know too many people who have left Illinois or are planning to leave. I want to make Illinois a place where small businesses thrive and families want to raise their children here.”
While Jennifer admits she is not a politician, she has the qualifications to be the State Representative. Her experience at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, along with her extensive volunteer experiences have provided her with leadership skills, integrity and critical problem solving skills. Jennifer supports protecting Second Amendment Rights, backs law enforcement, and supports the protection of the unborn. She is a common sense conservative who will listen to the citizens of this district.
Jennifer and her husband, Nathan, have been married for almost 24 years. They are proud parents to three children. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time outside and traveling. Jennifer is passionate about parental rights, senior citizens advocacy, mental health awareness and women’s issues.