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Common Sense.

As your advocate in Springfield, State Rep. Terra Costa Howard is standing up for property tax fairness, public school excellence, fiscal responsibility, and infrastructure investment.

Drawing on her career as tireless advocate for children and people in need, she has passed important new protections for victims of domestic violence and stalking. She also has been a leader in passing laws to protect every woman’s right to reproductive freedom.

Rep. Costa Howard took a stand when allegations of corruption and abuse of power were leveled against leaders in her own party. In the face of threats and intimidation from fellow Democrats, State Representative Terra Costa Howard did the right thing: She held firm and called on House Speaker Mike Madigan to step down. Her principled toughness helped to bring about the end of Machine-era politics as usual in Springfield.


Rep. Costa Howard has set the standard for openness and accountability to the people she serves. Since she was first sworn into office in 2019, Terra Costa Howard has held dozens of town hall meetings, constituent coffees, and public seminars. She and her staff are tireless in their commitment to constituent service, responding to thousands of emails and phone calls.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, Terra has been working for us every day – sponsoring food drives, volunteering at food pantries, and helping the people and businesses of our communities access the resources we’ve needed to get through.


We need Terra Costa Howard working for us in Springfield – now more than ever.

Sign up here to help keep Terra Costa Howard’s strong, independent voice in Springfield!