Burr Ridge, Illinois…Today, the 82nd District Representative District Committee selected Nicole La Ha as the new State Representative to fill the vacancy of Lemont Mayor John Egofske.
“I am honored to serve as the State Representative for the 82nd District,” La Ha said. “My experiences in public service and advocacy have prepared me for this role, and I am eager to work collaboratively to address the diverse needs of our community. Together, we can create positive change and build a more inclusive and vibrant future for the 82nd District.”
Nicole’s time in public service began in 2020 when she was elected to the Village of Homer Glen Board of Trustees. During her tenure, she demonstrated a strong commitment to lower property taxes and financial responsibility. Nicole is also Mrs. America 2022 and has a history of impactful advocacy for community accessibility and inclusive parks for children with disabilities. As one of the founders of the Ability Awareness Committee in Homer Glen, Nicole showcases her dedication to promoting inclusivity and education within the community.
Nicole’s personal experiences as the mother of a differently abled child have fueled her commitment to inspire a more inclusive world. She has actively participated in leadership roles supporting initiatives such as inclusive shopping carts and education programs for individuals with disabilities.
“Nicole La Ha brings an exciting blend of passion, dedication, and leadership to the 82nd District,” said House Minority Leader Tony McCombie. “Her commitment to children, public safety, and advocacy for inclusivity is inspiring and she will be a great addition to the House Republican Caucus. Nicole is a problem solver and will work toward solutions that will bring positive change and economic growth to the 82nd District.”
Nicole resides in Homer Glen with her husband, Dr. Christopher Zwiercan, and their two children, Cristiano and Ashlynn.