Michelle and her husband, Tim, have lived in the district for 8 years, and are proud pet parents to two dogs, a cat, and a bunny. Michelle works as a Global Marketing Manager for an employee-owned business in the personal and professional industry, and also serves as the President of the Illinois Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). While working to pass the ERA, Michelle participated in a speaking tour, meeting with grassroots groups across the state, and was also able to testify in front of the Senate Executive Committee and the House Judiciary Committee of the Illinois legislature. After meeting with so many of her fellow Illinoisans and speaking with countless state legislators, she was inspired to take her civic leadership to the next level. This experience helped her to better understand how to get things done in Springfield and how to lead with integrity. Michelle has a proven track record of hard work and effective leadership, and she is ready for the opportunity to serve the 37th District.
Michelle grew up in Northwest Indiana and graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis. She was a direct admit to the Kelley School of Business and Honors Program, and completed three majors- Marketing, International Business, and Distribution Management in 4 years.
In 2016, Michelle co-founded ERA Illinois, a statewide coalition which successfully pushed for Illinois’ adoption of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a constitutional amendment guaranteeing all Americans equality and freedom regardless of sex.
Michelle Fadeley is running for State Representative in the 37th District because our community needs someone who is looking out for the average south-suburban family. We need a strong voice for working families to help ensure access to good jobs, affordable healthcare, and well-funded community services.
Politics is a tough business, but Michelle is a fighter, and our community needs to be able to trust that their elected officials are looking out for the best interest of the people they represent in Springfield. She is committed to developing policies that invest taxpayer dollars wisely, to build stronger, more vibrant communities for everyday people.