Meet the Candidate: Sandy Hamilton, Senate District 48

Sandy Hamilton is married with three boys and has been a life-long resident of Illinois. She and her husband, Bob, have lived in Springfield for more than 20 years. Her professional experience includes being a real estate broker with Remax Professionals, Inc., specializing in residential and commercial real estate. She is also a small business owner, co-owning local storage units.

Prior to joining the House of Representatives, Sandy was on the Board of Directors, Finance Committee, and was an Executive Board Member with Capital Area Realtors (CAR). She has been on the Awards Selection Task Force, a current member of the Commercial Real Estate Network (CREN), where she served as President. She received the “Community Service Award” from her peers at CAR. Sandy was also appointed to the Economic and Community Development Commission (EDC) starting in 2019.


For more than 30 years Sandy has been a volleyball coach helping young women across central Illinois (high school level) and Parkland Junior College, where the team won the National Championship. Sandy earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois-Champaign where she played volleyball on a full-ride athletic scholarship. Her team won three Big Ten Championships and also was a Final Four participant in her junior and senior years. In her senior year at Illinois, she received the “Coaches Award” which was then renamed the “Sandy Scholtens Award” given to the athlete who embodies work ethic, attitude, and teamwork.


Sandy Hamilton Shares Why You Should Vote for Her


"This November, the choice for the 48th State Senate District couldn't be any clearer. Doris Turner has been engaged in a career of corruption and that won't stop with her election to the Senate. Among her schemes includes ordering government workers to do services at her home, covering up a taxpayer-funded payroll fraud scheme, and dishing out taxpayer money on a luxury Hummer, a Las Vegas trip, manicures, fancy cars, and a yacht membership. Doris has never stopped using taxpayers to put herself first. Where did Doris learn this from? Well, Doris applauded Madigan for the "positive impact his leadership has had on the State of Illinois" and that she supports him "1,000 percent." This is not the type of leader we deserve. As your next State Senator, I will fight for working families and push to repeal the tax hikes that Doris and her friends have pushed through Springfield. It is important to me that we get rid of the ill-named SAFE-T Act which will make our communities less safe by releasing violent criminals back onto the streets. I will also push for stronger ethics laws to make sure a career politician like Doris Turner is stopped before they can inflict more damage on taxpayers."