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Melissa Sanchez ‘14

Major: Political Science
Hometown: Algonquin, Illinois
Future Plans: Attend Law School
Melissa Sanchez

At the age of 22, Melissa Sanchez decided it was time for a change. Algonquin Township trustees decided to raise property taxes, while giving themselves a raise. She decided to run for office in an effort to keep that from happening. After a competitive campaign, she was elected as a trustee in February 2013. In the process she became one of the youngest, if not the youngest, elected official in Illinois. At UIS, Sanchez is secretary of the College Republicans, and a member of the Pre-Law Society, Catholic Student Organization, and the Organization of Latin American Students.

Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.

Leadership lived


University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



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