About Angelique Bodine
As a young person, Angelique Bodine didn’t care much for politics; she viewed politics as corrupt and felt that politicians were untrustworthy. A single mom, hard working employee, and non-traditional college student, Angelique knows well the plight of working families and the challenges that we all face trying to make a better life for our families. It can often seem like government is out of touch with the realities that working families face day to day. Angelique has always been an advocate for issues that are important to her. Seeing all of the problems plaguing Illinois- especially issues involving the budget, lack of cooperation in government, and the cutting of vital services to those who need them the most- she was compelled to get involved and help fix things. Through her involvement with various community organizations, Angelique has met a number of elected officials who share her concerns, and she is eager to join the fight to do what is right for the working families of Illinois!
Single mom, first generation female high school graduate, first generation college student and hard- working member of Teamsters Local 777 where her current position is on employer’s Emergency Response Team, Angelique Bodine knows well the plight of working families and the challenges that we all face trying to make a better life for our families. Angelique has always been an advocate for issues that are important to her. Seeing all of the problems plaguing Illinois—especially issues involving the budget, lack of cooperation in government and the cutting of vital services to those who need them the most—she was compelled to get involved and help develop workable, sustainable solutions. Angelique is eager to join the fight to do what is right for the working families of Illinois!
Born in Great Bend, Kansas, Angelique grew up the granddaughter of a wheat and cattle farmer. Angelique is from a long line of Veterans and is the proud daughter of a veteran, as well as a Lifetime Auxiliary Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), post 3111 where her father, LaForrest (Frosty) Bodine, a retired Journeyman Pipefitter, serves as Post Commander.
For nearly two decades, Angelique has been a Boone County, IL resident, moving here from Chicago to raise her son, who is now a firefighter-paramedic, in a “small-town community” after finding the strength to overcome a marriage marred by domestic violence. Currently, Angelique is pursuing a Master’s of Education Degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she also graduated with a double BA, after transferring from Rock Valley College.
Angelique has an award-winning record of volunteerism and advocacy for vulnerable families, people in crisis and people who just need some extra guidance and support. Her love for her community is evident by her charitable work, giving of herself and her time for worthy causes including volunteering as a Paraprofessional Crisis Counselor, Wellness Advocate, American Red Cross Disaster Action Team and Community Emergency Response Team. She has long advocated for and assisted other survivors of domestic violence, helping them to get the assistance they need. She is also an advocate for the humane treatment of animals.
Compassion, positivity and perseverance are Angelique’s main attributes. Not only has she overcome many difficult situations, she has turned them into a source of strength and inspiration. Her life experiences are what have made her the strong, vibrant person she is, the kind of woman who stands for what she believes in and gives a voice to those who otherwise would not be heard!
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