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Christine Benson

Democratic Candidate for the 38th Legislative District

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Candidate: Christine Benson

    The Race: Democratic Candidate for the 38th Legislative District

    The Opposition: Sue Rezin

    The Buzz: Christine Benson is running for her first political office. She lists education and the economy as two of her top priorities.

    Benson worked in education for 35 years, working as a teacher for 17 years and as an administrator for 18 years. She retired as the superintendent of Streator Elementary Schools at the end of the 2011-2012 school year.

    Benson says good education policy helps make the state attractive to businesses and entrepreneurs.