Peg Mosgers (Chicago)
Peg Laird Mosgers currently serves as the Director of Legislation for Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Prior to taking that position in January 2011 she was the Deputy Director of the Illinois Senate Republican Committee Staff. Peg served on the staff of the Senate Republican Caucus for 20 years. During that time she was a specialist in ethics reform and election law as well as in local government issues. Prior to joining the Illinois Senate, she worked in Washington D.C. with Congressman John Grotberg (R-14) who was Speaker Denny Hastert’s predecessor.
Peg has worked on numerous state legislative campaigns as well as in the direct mail operation for Republican Senate suburban races. She is one of the founders of Women Who Win – a PAC in support of women candidates for executive office (Statewide Constitutional officers and mayors). WWW was organized in 2006 and supported the four women candidates for Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer and Comptroller. The PAC raised more than $20,000 in the two months prior to the November election and contributed the proceeds to the four women.
In 2004, Peg was elected President of Chicago Women in Government
Relations. CWGR is a group of bi-partisan, professional women
organized to meet bimonthly to hear from the political players and those
who work for them and watch them.
Peg is originally from Batavia and now lives with her husband Woody on the Northwest side of Chicago.