The Candidate: Kay Hatcher
The Race: Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 50th District
The Competition: Andrew Bernard
The Buzz: Hatcher was elected to the House of Representatives in 2008. She is founder and owner of Reputation Management, a media planning and marketing firm. She also was the director of external affairs for SBC Communications and senior marketing director for Senior Services Associates.
Hatcher was president of the Illinois Federation of Republican Women and currently serves on the board of the National Federation of Republican Women. She has been president of the Kendall County Forest Preserve District since 2002 and has served on various school boards since 1985.