Esther Joy King is a leader who has a heart to serve. She learned the value of serving from her parents who were missionaries on the US-Mexico border. Although her family did not have much, they were generous to those who were less fortunate. As Esther grew up, she learned the importance of helping people.
After earning a marketing degree in college, Esther spent time in Kabul, Afghanistan serving as an aid worker. Because of her experiences there, she became passionate about democracy and human rights.
Back in the United States, Esther’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to start a marketing firm where she learned firsthand about creating jobs and opportunity.
Esther studied law at Northwestern School of Law, where she earned a JD and Masters of Law in Taxation. She began her legal career as an Associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago and later had the opportunity to serve the State of Illinois in the Office of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology. These experiences motivate Esther to look for common-sense solutions for the people of Illinois.
Because of her desire to serve our great nation, Esther joined the U.S. Army Reserve as a member of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. She was recently promoted to Captain and assigned to the Rock Island Arsenal.
Today Esther is an entrepreneur and practices law in East Moline focusing on real estate for economic development. Esther understands the genuine struggles of making ends meet in the face of a dysfunctional government, which is a catalyst for why Esther wants to serve you in Congress.