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Jihun Han
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Samantha Jordan
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Curtis Kalin
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Ross Kaminsky
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Sharon Koss
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Richard Lipman
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Joe Michalowski
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Diana Oprinescu
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Austin Peters
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Lee Schalk
State Government Affairs Manager 

Kristina Rasmussen

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Kristina Rasmussen serves as the Executive Vice President of the Illinois Policy Institute, where she directs the Institute's operations, policy research, and legislative outreach.  Kristina came to the Institute from the National Taxpayers Union (NTU),where she amplified the pro-taxpayer message by serving as Director of Government Affairs. 

Kristina completed her Master's degree in Political Management at George Washington University, where she was named a Bryce Harlow Foundation Scholar.  Kristina graduated summa cum laude from Randolph-Macon Woman's College with a B.A. in Political Science.  Click here to view policy reports, articles, and other work by Kristina Rasmussen.