“It’s time for me to come home,” Althoff told the Northwest Herald on Tuesday. “I believe that I’ve learned a great deal. It’s time to bring all of that experience and knowledge back home.”
The McHenry native and Republican has served as a member of the Illinois State Senate since 2003. She has backed legislation to expand agriculture, increase open space and promote economic growth.
She serves as the Senate Republican Caucus chairwoman and is the minority spokeswoman for the Revenue and Licensed Activities & Pensions committees.
If elected, Althoff said she plans to focus her energy on ensuring the long-term sustainability the Fox River Waterway, a subject she championed as a senator.
Althoff said she can’t wait to come back to McHenry County, where she can rub shoulders with people from her community.
“That’s what I’m looking forward to,” Althoff said. “Seeing people I know.”
Before she joined the Senate, Althoff served as the city of McHenry’s mayor from 2001 to 2003.
The former special education teacher also worked as an assistant administrator with the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce and the McHenry city clerk and collector.