Nicole La Ha Zwiercan currently serves as the State Representative for Illinois’ 82nd District, which includes Willowbrook, Burr Ridge, Willow Springs, Darien, Western Springs, Homer Glen, Lemont, and portions of Countryside, Downers Grove, Hickory Hills, Hinsdale, Indian Head Park, LaGrange, Justice, Orland Park, Palos Park, and Woodridge. She is passionate about public service and committed to addressing the needs of her community. 

Nicole’s focus on public service began with her election to the Village of Homer Glen Board of Trustees in 2020. Her strong stance on parental empowerment and financial responsibility marked her tenure on the board. 

Nicole holds the title of Mrs. America 2022, earned through her 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 has spearheaded initiatives promoting inclusivity and education within the community. Her diverse experiences have molded her into a strong and influential leader. 

As the mother of a child who lives with disability, Nicole’s personal journey has fueled her commitment to inspire a more inclusive world. Her advocacy includes leadership roles in organizations promoting inclusive shopping carts and education programs for individuals with disabilities. 

Recognized with an international Humanitarian Award in 2018, Nicole leveraged her platform as Mrs. America to collaborate with the Victoria’s Voice Foundation in addressing drug addiction and to bridge resource gaps for disabled individuals. Her ongoing commitment in advocating for families, parental empowerment, and fiscal responsibility reflects her genuine care and dedication to positive change for the 82nd District and beyond. 

Nicole resides in Homer Glen with her husband, Dr. Christopher Zwiercan, and their two children, Cristiano and Ashlynn.