Meet Anne...

As a professionally trained researcher, for many years Anne served as the “voice of the consumer” in the private sector. She learned how to ask the right questions and use the combined intelligence of people and data to create the best path forward.

Anne stepped up to run for State Representative for two key reasons:

  1. To ensure Illinois takes a dramatic turn towards long-term financial stability via comprehensive reforms.
  2. To secure our future, serving families and residents across all life-stages: from birth to retirement and everything in between.

Recently featured on the cover of Time Magazine, Anne is among a set of "non-traditional" candidates answering the call for public service.

She's tired of getting the run around from State Reps who use their position to support their donors' interests over the residents of their district. For too long, machines from BOTH parties have ruled IL politics and like so many others, Anne believes it's time for a change

As such, Anne will NOT accept "Madigan Money" for her campaign and is committed to ethical reforms across the board - from campaign finance to fair maps. 

She knows what's at stake for the people who live here - in fact, she and her husband bought the house she grew up so they could raise their kids near family. 

Anne currently serves as a Commissioner on the Naperville Board of Fire & Police, which oversees hiring and promotions for the Fire & Police departments. A co-founder of the Naperville WMA (Women’s March Action), she has organized several events focused on increasing kindness & respect in our community and accountability & transparency for politicians.

Before graduating from Dartmouth College, she attended a range of public and private area schools: Scott School (3rd-5th), The Avery Coonley School (6th-8th), and Benet Academy

In her free time, Anne enjoys connecting with family & friends, gardening, bowling, sewing, and a wide range of artistic endeavors.

Democracy requires

We must end the reign of
— Anne Stava-Murray
“I said, ‘Somebody should do something about that.’ ... then I realized I am somebody.”
— Lily Tomlin