Lauren Underwood is a career public servant and registered nurse with hands-on experience in America’s healthcare industry. Lauren was appointed by President Obama to serve as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). During her time in the administration, Lauren helped communities across the country prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters, bioterror threats and public health emergencies. At HHS, Lauren helped implement the Affordable Care Act — broadening access for those on Medicare, improving healthcare quality and reforming private insurance.
Lauren understands how disastrous the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision has been for our democracy, which is why she’s committed to passing meaningful campaign finance reform. She has demonstrated a deep commitment to campaign finance reform and will continue to prioritize the interests of the people of Illinois over special interests.
Candidate for U.S. Senate