Carole Pankau

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Carole Pankau
Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 23rd district
In office
Preceded byRay Soden
Succeeded byTom Cullerton
Personal details
Born (1947-08-13) August 13, 1947 (age 76)
Boone Grove, Indiana
Political partyRepublican
SpouseAnthony John

Carole Pankau is a former Republican Illinois State Senator, representing the 23rd district from 2005 to 2013. Pankau previously served as State Representative from 1993 to 2005.

Early life[edit]

Pankau earned a B.S. in accounting from the University of Illinois. She served as a member of the DuPage County Board from 1984 to 1992 and prior to that served on the school board for Keeneyville School District 20. She was active as a precinct committeeman in the Republican organization in Bloomingdale Township. In the 1992 general election, Pankau was elected to represent the 45th district.[1]

Illinois General Assembly[edit]

In the 1992 general election, Pankau was elected to represent the 45th district.[1] During her tenure, she served on the Committees on Public Health (minority spokesperson); Appropriations III; Environment and Energy; Labor; Revenue. Pankau was a Republican candidate for DuPage County Chairman in 2010 but lost to Republican Daniel Cronin. Pankau lost Senate re-election in 2012 to Tom Cullerton.

Community involvement[edit]


Pankau was born August 13, 1947, in Valparaiso, Indiana. She has been married to Anthony John Pankau, Jr. since 1966. They have four grown children: John, Jason, Shay and Aaron. She has been a resident of DuPage County for more than 30 years. Pankau was a former owner-manager of an auto-body/towing business for 17 years.


  1. ^ a b Pollock, James. "New members of Illinois House: The issues they view as most important to constituents and state". Illinois Issues. Sangamon State University. p. 19. ISSN 0738-9663.
  2. ^ Peters, Gerhard; Woolley, John T., eds. (November 8, 2007). "Press Release: Thompson Campaign Announces Illinois Leadership Team". The American Presidency Project. University of California, Santa Barbara. Retrieved August 20, 2021.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Jefferson Ramsdell
Republican nominee for Illinois Comptroller
Succeeded by