Marta Perales grew up in the South Suburbs of Chicago. By way of Markham in 1975, Hazel Crest, Park Forest and Flossmoor in 2013. In the last twenty years, Marta has helped the Southland region through her work in Springfield. Marta helped craft, analyze and implement legislative policy as a member of the House Research & Appropriations staff. She has also held important positions, both locally and statewide, in planning and transportation policy.

Marta is the only candidate who has lived on both sides of the 40th State Senate District. She has been living in Momence for nearly 8 years.

Join her along the campaign trail as she talks to voters across the Southland. Call/text (815) 549-1096 to sign up for weekly notices, phone calls or emails of Meet and Greets throughout the District. Feel free to also send an email to