Jill Morgenthaler (born March 31, 1954) is a a retired U.S. Army Reserve Colonel was the deputy chief of staff for public safety in Illinois.
She was the Democratic nominee for Illinois' 6th congressional district for the upcoming election against the incumbent Republican Congressman Peter James Roskam. Morgenthaler currently lived in Des Plaines, Illinois for 16 years with her husband and two teenage children.
Morgenthaler was Colonel in the United States Army, serving for nearly 30 years. She has served in Korea, Berlin, Bosnia, and Iraq; and she handled disaster recovery during the San Francisco earthquake of 1989. In 2004, she handled press duties for the Army, including addressing the Abu Ghraib scandal. She was appointed by the Illinois Democratic Governor, Rod Blagojevich, to serve as a homeland security adviser in Illinois.more » « less