Lynn LaPlante

Lynn lives in Glen Ellyn with her husband, Michael Allaway, and their four children with ages ranging from 9 to 17. She has been a vocal writer and activist on the current state of politics and the need for communities to come together to end the partisanship in counties like DuPage in Illinois. To this end she ran for office for the first time in 2018, nearly defeating the long-term incumbent, receiving 175,768 votes and coming within 2% of winning. She is running again in 2020, for a sear on the DuPage County Board.
Her essays on politics and current events can be seen on Huffington Post and many other online platforms. Trained as a classical violinist, Lynn is Principal Violist with the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music from University of Illinois; earned her Masters in Violin Performance at the University of Notre Dame, where she received a full merit scholarship and a stipend to teach and perform in the Graduate String Quartet in Residence; and attended Roosevelt University for Orchestra Studies, also winning a full merit scholarship plus stipend with a spot in the training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony.

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