Mussman never held public office before running for the Illinois House 56th District seat in 2010. Mussman has been a member and officer of her local parent-teacher association and held various leadership positions for local business and non-profit groups. As a legislator, she helped pass a bill requiring tough new verification standards for people who don’t qualify for Medicaid.
Bernas was born and raised in Schaumburg, Illinois. She is an international relations manager for a medical association in Rolling Meadows. Bernas taught and worked at the United States Embassy in Chile.
The Sun-Times endorsed Mussman for the 56th District Illinois House seat, saying “she has the temperament and grasp of issues to be a more prominent thoughtful leader in Springfield.”
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