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Nancy Rotering, J.D. Mayor of Highland Park

A Conversation about Legislation to Ban Civilian High Powered Weaponry

Nancy Rotering is Mayor of Highland Park. As an attorney, Ms. Rotering joined McDermott Will & Emery working on health care matters. In 2008, she shifted her focus to government work and served as a Legislative Aide to State Representative Karen May.  Rotering is the first female mayor of Highland Park, IL.  She was elected in April 2011 and re-elected in 2015.  A two-term mayor, she shook up City Hall with a major reform of city government that resulted in transparency, accessibility, collaboration and ethical accountability.  She led the charge to pass one of the nation’s only local assault weapons bans. Nancy successfully fought the NRA all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics at Stanford University, an MBA at Northwestern University and a law degree at the University of Chicago. She and her husband Rob have four sons.