Jeanne Ives is a representative in the Illinois State House serving the 42nd District. Ives graduated in the West Point Class of 1987 with a bachelor of science in economics. She went on to serve in the U.S. Army. Her assignments included platoon leader and headquarters detachment commander for transportation units in Germany and ROTC instructor at Wheaton College.
She resigned from the Army in 1993 to raise her five children with husband Paul.