About the Candidate

Hi, I’m Jen Straub.

I’ve canvassed with, for, and among many of the of the Progressive Democrats of this community.

You may also know me from my work as a local group lead with C-U Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

I moved to the community with my family in 2014. My husband and I live in Urbana with our children and animals. All of our children attend Urbana Public Schools. We all love and value the amazing sense of community we have been able to find here, and do what we can to contribute to that in meaningful ways.

Most of my professional experience– as an advocate in a domestic violence shelter, a middle and high school teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools, and locally at the Cunningham Township Supervisor’s Office– directly confront issues of oppression with programs that help people where they are. I’m running for County Board because I’d like to see local government do more of that.

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