Celebrating Debra Hilstrom's 40th todayAt the workday's end I battled rush hour traffic, heading north twenty miles on 169, so as to attend Rep. Debra Hilstrom's fortieth birthday party. More than a dozen people took part on this hot sunny evening; I took in an hour or so of the three-hour party, held under awnings near the detached garage and chain link fencing of the modest 1953 north burbs house. Rep. Hilstrom looks forward to a summer of door knocking the district, as she squares off against Republican candidate Tim Olson and the Green Party's Allan Hancock. (Good luck, guys!) During the recent legislative session, Hilstrom secured additional state funding to put four or five additional police officers on the street in her district, one of her proudest accomplishments as a legislator.
[Several previous posts here have also mentioned Rep. Hilstrom... one two three].