If this bid proves successful, Silosky said she intends to keep her seat on the Plainfield park board.
Because her role as a commissioner is unpaid, "I can be a volunteer — I can stay on the park board and be a state representative," Silosky said, adding she doesn't think voters would look kindly upon her leaving the seat she was elected to in April.
"People don't like it too well when they elect you to something and you use it as a soapbox to jump to something else," she said.
Silosky said she believes she can juggle both roles. "I had four kids in three years," she said. "If I can do that, I can do anything."