Since first being diagnosed with MS, Linda Holmes has created a successful career with her own business and her public service. During that time she has also lived without insurance and had to fight for coverage. Linda believes that every person has a right to affordable and accessible health care. In Springfield she has voted to increase funding for prescription drug coverage and to include diseases like autism and MS.
Linda also worked closely with Minority Leader Tom Cross to pass legislation to expand stem cell research at Illinois universities and other research facilities while banning human cloning. The bill promotes cutting edge science through grants and requires the Illinois Department of Public Health to administer those grants.