Meet Nancy Rotering
Mayor, Leader, Working Mom
Nancy Rotering is a progressive Democratic candidate in the Illinois Tenth Congressional District
Nancy’s work on environmental, human service and community issues helped her defeat a 20-year incumbent on the Highland Park City Council. Soon after, Nancy became the first woman Mayor of Highland Park. During her first term, she shook up City Hall with a major reform of city government that resulted in transparency, accessibility, collaboration and ethics for residents.
Nancy is a longtime and active member of the League of Women Voters, JACPAC, Personal PAC, and the Sierra Club. As Mayor, she founded the Leadership Alliance of Lake County and the Highland Park/Highwood Legal Aid Clinic. Nancy was honored as the 2013 Rotary Humanitarian of the Year. In 2014, Today’s Chicago Woman named Nancy to their 100 Women of Inspiration, and she was named to the Forty Over 40 list in Forbes.
Nancy Rotering grew up and attended public schools in Highland Park, IL. After earning her undergraduate degree in economics from Stanford and an MBA from Northwestern, Nancy worked in finance at General Motors before attending the University of Chicago Law School. Nancy practiced law with McDermott Will & Emery, before stepping off the corporate ladder to raise her four sons in her hometown with her husband, Rob.