She is a candidate for Illinois State Representative District 111, which covers most of northwestern Madison County.
From Amy’s website:
A lifelong resident of Madison County, Amy Elik has spent the last twenty-four years working as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and auditor for area businesses and governmental bodies. She sees firsthand how policies coming out of Springfield can hinder economic growth by politicians disconnected from the struggles of Main Street Illinoisans.
Amy cares deeply for our state’s future and understands the extreme fiscal and social policies coming from Springfield don’t reflect the values of the 111th District. She runs for State Representative to represent the forgotten voices of a border district that sees people flee to neighboring states for more favorable policies toward the middle class.
Amy currently serves as a Foster Township Trustee and previously served as a school board member with St. Mary’s Catholic School in Alton. She’s been a member of the Rotary Club of the Riverbend and involved in the Fosterburg AG 4H Club as a co-leader.
She served as a volunteer and teacher with SCORE – the nation’s largest network of volunteer business mentors. She taught financial projection classes and consulted with entrepreneurs to start businesses.
Amy is a lifelong supporter of the Second Amendment, defender of the unborn, and backs economic policies that encourage people to stay in Illinois rather than the current climate pushing people out of the state.
Amy and her husband of twenty-two years, Don, live in Fosterburg, where they are raising their two children, Caroline and Adam. They attend St. Mary’s Parish in Alton.