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Representative Terra Costa Howard (D)
42nd District

Photograph of Representative  Terra Costa Howard (D)

Springfield Office:
246-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-8037
District Office:
913 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL  60148
(630) 812-9292

Years served: January 2019 - Present

Committee assignments: Approp-Health & Human Services; Adoption & Child Welfare (Chairperson); Energy & Environment (Vice-Chairperson); Judiciary - Civil; Mental Health & Addiction; State Government Administration; Family Law & Probate (Sub-Chairperson); Clean Energy Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson); Human Needs Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson); Family Preservation Subcommittee.

Biography: Legal advocate for vulnerable children, seniors, and families; small business owner; born and raised in DuPage County; B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; J.D., DePaul University; Parent Teacher Association member; Girl Scout leader; former Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board president; adjunct professor, College of DuPage; married, with three daughters.

Associated Senator(s): Laura Ellman