Alyssia Benford for DuPage Township Supervisor

Alyssia Benford

Dupage Township Supervisor

A Strong Voice for the Taxpayers
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Alyssia Bendord is a strong voice for the taxpayers, standing firm against corruption at the Township. DuPage Township is about People working with People. Alyssia Benford will be a voice for you - Dupage Township Residents.

Dupage Township needs a strong, independent voice to make sure that township Government works to reduce the heavy burden of PROPERTY TAXES without hurting our schools, emergency services and communities.

Vote for Alyssia Benford
April 6th, 2021!

DuPage Township WeCare Team
Who is Alyssia Benford?

Growing up on the west side of Chicago, Alyssia knows that Illinois desperately needs a new direction. She knows that it’s time to bring accountability back to government.

During high school, Alyssia excelled academically and even joined the marching band and Reserved Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC). However, she was also forced to learn how to persevere through tough times. Alyssia’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35, and Alyssia helped care for her as she underwent cancer treatments. Through all of this, her mother never stopped pushing her to excel.

With her mother’s support, Alyssia graduated with honors from Florida A&M University’s School of Business and Industry and then went on to earn her designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Upon graduation, Alyssia returned home to Chicago to begin work at Deloitte, one of the “Big 4” accounting firms. Later, she joined Motorola’s internal accounting team, where she supervised the staff responsible for overseeing the payroll for Motorola’s top executives and over 30,000 employees.

Shortly after moving to Bolingbrook in 2000, Alyssia devoted herself to raising her family and expanding the accounting firm she co-founded in 1996, Benford Brown and Associates, LLC where she remains a founding partner today.

Through her independent accounting firm, Alyssia has devoted her career to serving the small and medium sized businesses that create prosperity in our communities. Seeing the challenges that these business face from heavy taxes and unfair regulations, she knows that we need to revitalize our economy by making it hassle-free for businesses to expand and put more people back to work.

Beyond her work as an accountant, Alyssia serves as a as the treasurer of the Rotary Club of Bolingbrook and, since 2012, as a DuPage Township Trustee. Through her work on the Township Board, she learned how crucial it is to ensure the financial security of local tax dollars that provide programs and assistance to the elderly and youth in the community.

This inspired her to enroll at Rutgers University to pursue a Master’s Degree in Governmental Accounting in 2012.

Prior to her current positions, she served as President of the Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce and on the Police Pension Board, safeguarding the retirement of our dedicated public servants on the police force. In 2008, she received the Female Citizen of the Year Award from the Village of Bolingbrook. She is one the youngest people to receive this honor.

Alyssia Benford is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is also a member of the West Suburban Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and Victory Cathedral Worship Center in Bolingbrook. She has served on the board of directors for the United Way of Will County and is a past President of Rotary Club of Bolingbrook.

Throughout her accomplished professional career and dedicated public service, she still had to overcome immense challenges in her own life.

In 2015, at the age of 45, Alyssia was diagnosed with breast cancer. She remembered the strength and positivity her mother showed during her own battle with breast cancer, and she refused to let her health challenges slow her down. She is cancer-free and now counsels others that have received a cancer diagnosis.

While undergoing eight surgeries in two years, Alyssia enrolled in a doctoral program in Educational Leadership & Policy at Florida State University. After learning about the financial mismanagement within the Chicago Public School District, she now focuses her doctoral work on educational financing and government pensions.

But most importantly, Alyssia continues to be an inspiration to her four children and three grand-children by encouraging them to persevere and pursue their dreams even in the face of hardship.

Breast Cancer Survivor
A second generation breast cancer victim, Alyssia refused to let her health challenges slow her down. After undergoing eight surgeries in two years, she is cancer-free and now counsels others that have received a cancer diagnosis.


DuPage Township resident since 2000
Appointed DuPage Township Trustee
September 2011

Bachelor of Science-Accounting from Florida A & M University
Master’s of Accountancy-Government Accounting from Rutgers University
Certified Public Accountant Licensed in Illinois
Licensed Property Manager
Rotary Club of Bolingbrook
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Incorporated Past President of the Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce
Past Trustee of the Bolingbrook Police Pension Fund
Children: Ronald Jr., Randall, Riah, and Rita
The Chicago Tribune and the Mayors of Naperville, Plainfield, Lockport and Bolingbrook all agree that Alyssia is the best choice for the next Dupage Township Supervisor.

Disgraced Former Supervisor Threatens To Sue DuPage Township

Feb 26, 2021Bolingbrook, IL
At this week's DuPage Township Finance Committee meeting, former Supervisor Bill Mayer appeared to be worried about a W-2 he was given during his tenure as Supervisor. He spoke on the subject during public comment time. Listen to his threats to sue the Township... Read More

DuPage Township Lawsuit Update

Mar 2, 2021DuPage Township WeCare Team
Last week DuPage Township received a letter from the former township supervisor's legal counsel titled: Re: William Mayer vs. Alyssia Benford and DuPage Township.

The DuPage Township WeCare team wants to ensure the public is informed and receives the facts and the law in a truthful manner.

Therefore Trustee Benford has shared the response from her legal counsel with the public. Read More

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