Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series
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Peg Mosgers (Chicago)     

Peg Laird Mosgers currently is a legislative consultant to clients focused on the General Assembly.  Previously she served as the Director of Legislation for Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.  She began her legislative career with the Illinois Senate Republican Staff finishing as Director of the Senate Committee Staff.  During that time she was a specialist in ethics reform and election law as well as in local government issues.   Prior to joining the Illinois Senate, she worked in Washington D.C. with Congressman John Grotberg (R-14) who was Speaker Denny Hastert’s predecessor.

Peg has worked on numerous state legislative campaigns as well as in the direct mail operation for Republican Senate suburban races.  She is one of the founders of Women Who Win – a PAC in support of women candidates for executive office (Statewide Constitutional officers and mayors).  WWW was organized in 2006 and supported the four women candidates for Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer and Comptroller. The PAC raised more than $20,000 in the two months prior to the November election and contributed the proceeds to the four women. 

Peg has served on the Boards of Chicago Women in Government Relations and the Chicago Area Public Affairs Group.

Peg is originally from Kane County and now lives with her husband Woody on the Northwest side of Chicago.