Tonia is a daughter, sister, wife and mother.
Born and raised in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Tonia and her four brothers grew up in a proud middle class family. Her father, a Marine, and her mother, a farmer from Princeton, Illinois, taught their children to value hard work, honesty, and determination. Tonia and her husband, Joe, work to instill those same values in their own three children – Stephanie, Tony, and Paul. The Khouri family resides in Aurora, Illinois.
Tonia is a small business owner.
12 years ago, Tonia and Joe started a home services company with one man and one truck. Green T started small, but after years of hard work and determination, Green T now serves over 22,000 customers in the Chicagoland area.
Tonia is a public servant.
After traveling around the country with her family to lobby for a bill that would promote religious freedom in the Near East and South Central Asia, Tonia realized that she could no longer sit on the sidelines. So, in 2012, she was elected to the DuPage County Board, emerging from a 7-way primary with the most votes in the district. In 2014, Tonia was re-elected to the DuPage County Board with over 61% of the vote.
Currently, Tonia serves as the Chairman of Economic Development on the DuPage County Board and continues to fight for Illinois taxpayers and their best interest at every opportunity.
As Chairman of Economic Development, Khouri took part in the creation of Metro West Manufacturing Workforce Collaboration, an initiative dedicated to connecting the unemployed and underemployed in western Cook County, DuPage County, and Fox River towns in Kane and Kendall Counties with quality jobs that provide livable wages. Through the use of public-private partnerships, candidates are provided with free training for skilled manufacturing jobs that need to be filled in DuPage County and surrounding areas.
Since taking office, Tonia has opposed all tax increases and voted against increasing the salaries of county elected officials. When Tonia heard that Springfield wanted to levy an 11% income tax on small business, she decided to again stand up and take action. She led the effort to pass a resolution opposing the proposed tax. The bill never came to the floor in Springfield.
Tonia is focused on the issues you care about.
Tonia spent most of 2015 traveling the 11th district, getting to know residents and listening to their concerns for the future of our country and state. Tonia emerged from this experience with three major focuses: national security, economic growth, and lifting the poor up from poverty.
These are the most obvious priorities of the 11th district residents and they are the priorities that Tonia is committed to taking with her to Washington.