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Representative Sandra M. Pihos (R) - Previous General Assembly (98th)
48th District

Photograph of Representative  Sandra M. Pihos (R)

Springfield Office:
225-N Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8037
(217) 558-1072 FAX
District Office:
799 Roosevelt Road
Building 3, Suite 108B
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 858-8855
(630) 858-8857 FAX

Years served: January 2003 - January 2015

Committee assignments: Accountability & Administrative Rev; Approp-Elementary & Secondary Educ; Tollway Oversight; Consumer Protection; Housing; Elementary & Secondary Education (Republican Spokesperson); Small Business Empowerment & Workfo; Charter Schools Subcommittee; Science, Technology, Engineering,; Special Issues Subcommittee.

Biography: Former elementary and middle school teacher, gifted and special education teacher, high school guidance counselor, and former small business owner of a restaurant management firm; graduate of Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio; Master's Degree in Education, Northern Illinois University; Illinois State Director, Women in Government (2010-present); Co-Chair, Conference of Women Legislators' New Leadership Program; Board of Education Member, Glenbard High School District 87 (1993-2003)/ President (2001-2003); First Responder Response Readiness Award (2012); Housing Action IL Golden Trowel Award (2010); DuPage Housing Action's Legislator of the Year (2010); IL Assoc. of School Social Workers Legislator of the Year (2009); Western DuPage Special Recreation Assoc. Legislator of the Year (2007, 2008, 2011, 2012); Friend of Agriculture Award (2007, 2010, 2012); married (husband, Bill); four children (Andria, Peter, Deanna, and Michael).

Associated Senator(s): Chris Nybo