Margaret Croke was first elected in 2020 and currently serves as the State Representative for Illinois’ 12th House District. Prior to being elected, Margaret was the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. In that position, she managed a multitude of projects on behalf of the Director and was lead liaison to the Governor’s Office. In 2017, Margaret was the statewide Women’s Outreach Director for JB Pritzker’s gubernatorial campaign and strategically networked with stakeholders, elected officials, community groups, and progressive organizations to promote JB’s candidacy. Following JB Pritzker’s Gubernatorial victory, she served on the Governor’s transition team.
Before JB’s campaign, Margaret was Executive Assistant to the Director of Legislative Council and Government Affairs for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Office, Illinois Regional Field Director to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, and Director of Scheduling & Advance for Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer.