Illinois State Senator who ran for a seat in the House of Representatives in 1995 and lost. She was a Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district from 1991 to 1997.
She graduated from high school when she was sixteen.
She promised to Barack Obama that she wouldn't run for re-election for the Illinois State Senate race in 1996 but she went back on her word and filed a petition that ended up being found invalid.
She got married to Edward Palmer and they have two children together.
She was succeeded by Barack Obama.