DuPage GOP and Cook GOP appoint Mazzochi to State House
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Mazzochi appointed to State House
DuPage GOP and Cook GOP pick Bellock successor
ELMHURST—The Republican 47th House District Selection Committee is pleased to announce today the appointment of College of DuPage (COD) Board of Trustees Chairman Deanne Mazzochi to the Office of State Representative for the 47th House District of Illinois.
“I am grateful for this appointment to serve the people of the 47th District,” said Mazzochi. “Our communities are accustomed to the excellent services that Representative Bellock provided, and we are committed to maintaining them. Residents already have reached out to me on issues ranging from O’Hare and Tollway expansion, redistricting, property taxes, budget, and social services. I’m excited to get started and direct my energy and experience learning and listening to find creative ways to help this district, and to advocate for good policy during the November legislative veto session.”
“Deanne Mazzochi is a fiscally-responsible reformer dedicated to taxpayers and we’re excited to send her to Springfield early,” said DuPage County GOP Chairman Brian Krajewski. “As COD Chairman, she helped turn around the scandal-plagued community college. Thanks in large part to her leadership, it is now back on track as one of the best educational resources for our area.”
Having run unopposed in the March 20th primary, Mazzochi is the Republican nominee for the 47th House District for the November 2018 general election. As the newly appointed state representative, she will have a leg up in seniority over the next freshman class of state legislators, much to the district’s benefit. The vacancy was created by the appointment of State Representative Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) as the next Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Director.
Mazzochi has a strong reform record after serving as COD Chairman for three years. On the Board of Trustees, she removed ineffective administrators, paid down debt, cut property taxes, lowered tuition costs for students, and balanced multi-million dollar budgets. With a BA in Chemistry and Political Science from Boston University and a JD, with honors, from George Washington University, Mazzochi is an experienced patent litigator. She grew up in Villa Park and currently lives in Elmhurst with her husband and two children.
The 47th House District is primarily in eastern DuPage County, with additional precincts from Hinsdale and Western Springs in Cook County. The Selection Committee consisted of Chairman Krajewski and Lyons Township GOP Committeewoman Christine Cook. Non-voting members also included York Township GOP Chairman Tony Cuzzone, Downers Grove Township GOP Chairman Bob Grogan, and Addison Township GOP Chairman Chris Kachiroubas. Mazzochi’s swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for July 24, 2018.