Lisa Madigan Visits Benedictine

Benedictine University recently played host to Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan.

Students, faculty, and residents filled the Krasa Center to hear Madigan talk about her role as Illinois Attorney General and the works she’s done in office.

Students from the political science and pre-law departments were also able to ask questions and get advice.

“I can tell you there’s nothing better to do than to work on a campaign and in a government office,” said Madigan. “They are two very different areas and realms. In terms of working in a government office you have the opportunity to do the policy work and the constituent work that’s necessary. In terms of working on a campaign, truth be told there’s nothing that attractive. It’s grueling, even if you’re the candidate.”

Lisa Madigan was elected as the first female Illinois Attorney General back in 2002 and now has served the longest of any gender in that office.

She was invited to speak at Benedictine as part of the non-partisan Center for Civic Leadership Series.

The CCL was created in 2005 by alum and former Illinois Attorney General, Jim Ryan, who was on hand to introduce Madigan.

The center will play host to a republican gubernatorial debate on March 6.

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