Meg Loughran Cappel grew up in Joliet and has deep family roots in the area. Her grandfather, Francis J. Loughran, was a respected trial attorney and advocate for those in and around Will County. Inspired by her grandfather’s legacy of service and advocacy, Meg became a special education teacher to provide a voice for students with special needs. She has long been dedicated to fostering inclusive environments for students to learn and thrive.
Meg recognizes the need for ethical leadership in Springfield. The State of Illinois holds teachers to the highest ethical standard, and Meg believes that our lawmakers should be held to that same standard. Her own leadership, advocacy and passion have been demonstrated throughout her career, and in Springfield she will continue to use her voice to advocate for the people of the 49th District.