Jil Tracy

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Jil Tracy
Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 47th district
Assumed office
January 2017 (2017-Jan)
Preceded by John M. Sullivan
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 94th district
In office
July 5, 2006 (2006-July-05) – January 6, 2015 (2015-Jan-06)
Preceded by Art Tenhouse
Succeeded by Randy Frese
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jim Tracy
Residence Mount Sterling, Illinois
Alma mater Southern Illinois University
Profession Attorney
Religion Roman Catholic

Jil Tracy is a former Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, who represented the 93rd district from her appointment in July 2006 until 2015. She was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 2016.

Legal career[edit]

Tracy graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1979. Tracy practiced law in the Mt. Sterling area from 1980 to 1997. While in private practice, she served as the attorney for the City of Mt. Sterling, the Mt. Sterling Fire Protection District, and the villages of Ripley and Mounds Station. Tracy was appointed by Attorney General Jim Ryan in 1997 to serve as Illinois Assistant Attorney General and Director of the West Central Regional Office. She continued in that office under Attorney General Lisa Madigan until 2004.

Political career[edit]

As Illinois State Representative, Tracy's committee assignments were Consumer Protection, Local Government, Aging, Rural Economic Development, Higher Education, Juvenile Justice Reform, and Transportation & Motor Vehicles.

On September 3, 2013, Illinois gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard announced Tracy as his running mate.[1]

In 2015, Tracy announced she was running for the 47th District State Senate seat being vacated by 14-year incumbent Democrat John M. Sullivan. Her House district covered the western portion of the Senate district. With Sullivan retiring, Tracy was a heavy favorite, given the 47th's strong Republican bent. She was unopposed in both the Republican primary and the general election.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Tracy's husband, Jim, is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Dot Foods. Dot Foods was founded in 1960 by Jim Tracy's parents, Robert and Dorothy Tracy. Dot Foods is headquartered in Mt. Sterling, Illinois and is one of the largest food distribution companies in the nation.

Tracy lives in Mt. Sterling with her husband, Jim, and their four children.


  1. ^ Kirk Dillard announces Quincy-area lawmaker Jil Tracy as running mate, Chris Kaergard, Peoria Journal Star, September 3, 2013
  2. ^ de Jauregui, Ruth (2016-06-18). "Republican Tracy to run unopposed in Senate District 47". West Central Reporter. 

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