Legislative Commission

The IHSA Legislative Commission is composed of 35 members who are elected to three-year terms from geographic areas of the state. The commission includes 21 principals, seven athletic administrators, and seven at-large members who may be either principals, official representatives, athletic administrators or activity directors, but who must be from a racial minority or the underrepresented gender.

The Legislative Commission functions as the IHSA's screening committee for proposed amendments to the Constitution and By-laws. Meeting annually in November (or when called into special session), the Legislative Commission considers every proposed change to the Constitution and By-laws. Proposals receiving majority support in the Commission are then submitted to all member schools, who vote in December by electronic ballot. Each member school has one vote. Proposals are adopted if approved by a simple majority of votes cast.

Principals


Paul Karafiol

Chicago (Lake View)
District 1
Term Expires: 2021
 

Calloway

Karen Calloway

Chicago (Kenwood) District 2
Term Expires: 2022
 

Tucker

Larry Tucker

Chicago (Marist)
District 3
Term Expires: 2020
 
 

Jeff Wardle

Buffalo Grove
District 4
Term Expires: 2021

 

Rogers

Tom Rogers

Geneva
District 5
Term Expires: 2020

 

Marsha Potthoff

Marsha Potthoff

McHenry
District 6
Term Expires: 2020

Ronald Hoover

Westchester (St. Joseph)
District 7
Term Expires: 2020
 

Greg Walder

Greg Walder

Palos Heights (Shepard)
District 8
Term Expires: 2022
 

Dave Stephens

Plainfield (Central)
District 9
Term Expires: 2020

 
 

Mark Kuehl

Lena (L.-Winslow)
District 10
Term Expires: 2021

 

Travis Mackey

Travis Mackey

Geneseo
District 11
Term Expires: 2020

 

Angie Lyons

Angie Lyons

Peoria (P. Christian)
District 12
Term Expires: 2022

Steve Fiscus

Steve Fiscus

Tuscola
District 13
Term Expires: 2020

 

Charles Brown

Charles Brown

Moweaqua (Central A & M)
District 14
Term Expires: 2022

 

Ben Derges

Ben Derges

Downs (Tri-Valley)
District 15
Term Expires: 2022

 

Brad Gooding

Rushville (R.-Industry)
District 16
Term Expires: 2021

 

Joe Kuhlmann

Joe Kuhlmann

Bluffs
District 17
Term Expires: 2021

 

Bill Reed

Bill Reed

Athens
District 18
Term Expires: 2020

 

Vince Hughes

Marissa
District 19
Term Expires: 2020

 

Jake Newkirk

Jake Newkirk

Mt. Carmel
District 20
Term Expires: 2022

 

Brett Detering

Anna (A.-Jonesboro)
District 21
Term Expires: 2021

 

 

Athletic Directors


Tom White

Tom White

Chicago (De La Salle)
Division 1
Term Expires: 2022
 

Hobbs

Jerry Dobbs

Palatine (H.S.)
Division 2
Term Expires: 2020
 

Ostrow

Art Ostrow

Darien (Hinsdale South)
Division 3
Term Expires: 2021
 
 

Rich Montgomery

Rich Montgomery

Rock Falls
Division 4
Term Expires: 2022
 

Dan Sheehan

Dan Sheehan

Monticello
Division 5
Term Expires: 2020
 

Adam Eucker

Adam Eucker

Williamsville
Division 6
Term Expires: 2021
 

Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller

Benton
Division 7
Term Expires: 2022
 

 

At-Large Members


Outlaw

Ramona Outlaw

Chicago (Harlan)
Division 1
Term Expires: 2021
 

Trish Betthauser

Trish Betthauser

Lincolnshire (Stevenson)
Division 2
Term Expires: 2022
 

Nick Browder

Nick Browder

Summit (Argo)
Division 3
Term Expires: 2020
 

Gary Griffin

Rockford (East)
Division 4
Term Expires: 2021
 

Victoria McDonald

Victoria McDonald

Robinson
Division 5
Term Expires: 2022
 

Shelli Jennings

Shelli Jennings

Hamilton
Division 6
Term Expires: 2022
 

Jennifer Haertling

Steeleville
Division 7
Term Expires: 2021