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Carole Pankau

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Religion  Roman Catholic
Succeeded by  Tom Cullerton
Name  Carole Pankau

Political party  Republican
Spouse  Anthony John (m. 1966)
Profession  Politician
Party  Republican Party
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Born  August 13, 1947 (age 68) Boone Grove, Indiana (1947-08-13)

Preceded by  James "Pate" Phillips

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Carole Pankau is a former Republican Illinois State Senator, representing the 23rd district from 2005 to 2013. Pankau previously served as State Representative from 1993 to 2005.


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Pankau was the Republican nominee for Illinois State Comptroller in 2006 but lost to incumbent Democrat Dan Hynes.

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Pankau was a Republican candidate for DuPage County Chairman in 2010 but lost to Republican Daniel Cronin.

Pankau lost Senate re-election in 2012 to Tom Cullerton.

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Legislative Assignments

Committees on Public Health (minority spokesperson); Appropriations III; Environment and Energy; Labor; Revenue

Elected Positions

  • Illinois State Senator (2005–2012)
  • Illinois State Representative (1993–2005)
  • Commissioner, DuPage County Board (8 years)
  • Member, Kenneyville (District 20) School Board (8 years)
  • Republican Precinct Committeeman, Bloomingdale 51 (18 years)
  • Community involvement

    Bloomingdale Township Volunteer Council, Past President DuPage County Health Board member for 4 years DuPage Housing Authority member for 4 years “In Focus” Cable TV Program, current hostess since 1992


    Honors Graduate – University of Illinois, 1981 Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting


    Pankau was born August 13, 1947 in Valparaiso, Indiana. She has been married to Anthony John Pankau, Jr. since 1966. They have four grown children: John, Jason, Shay and Aaron. She has been a resident of DuPage County for more than 30 years. Pankau was a former owner-manager of an auto-body/towing business for 17 years.


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