3-oct_rezin_bertino-tarrantThe Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees want you to vote for incumbent state Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant for the 49th Senate District and incumbent state Sen. Sue Rezin for the 38th Senate District in the Nov. 8 general election.

Rezin and Bertino-Tarrant have been identified by their local associations and by RPAC as REALTOR® champions. In other words, they are for business, private property rights, low taxes and economic growth. Their bids to get elected are termed Opportunity Races.

Rezin won election to the House in 2010 but was appointed to serve as state senator just a few weeks later as her predecessor, Gary Dahl, resigned for personal reasons. She won election in 2012. In 2015, she was appointed Assistant Leader in the Senate GOP Caucus. In 2016, she was appointed to serve on the Illinois School Funding Reform Commission, which has been charged with recommending a solution for changing the state’s method of school funding.

Rezin is a co-owner and manager of her family’s real estate company. She lives in Morris with her husband and children. She helped establish the Illinois Valley Flood Resiliency Alliance to bring communities, local governments and emergency personnel together to help prepare for extreme weather events, including floods.

Rezin serves on the following committees as senator:

  • Energy and Public Utilities (minority spokesperson);
  • Pension Investments (co-chair);
  • Appropriations II;
  • Education;
  • Executive;
  • Financial Institutions;
  • Committee of the Whole;
  • Transportation;
  • Subcommittee on Special Issues; and
  • Subcommittee on Procurement.


Bertino-Tarrant started her political career by running for senator after working as an educator, an educational advocate and a small business owner. In addition to her work in education, she’s been a regular voice for the small-businesses community through her involvement with the Will County Center for Economic Development, the Joliet Chamber of Commerce and the Wilco Area Career Center.

She won election for state senator in 2012 and began serving in 2013.

As state senator, Bertino-Tarrant serves on the following committees:

  • Labor (vice chair);
  • Education;
  • Appropriations II;
  • Local Government;
  • Transportation; and
  • Licensed Activities and Pensions.

If either Rezin or Bertino-Tarrant are on your ballot, make sure you’re registered to vote and cast your ballot for one of these candidates on Nov. 8.

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