Assistant Majority Leader
Springfield Office: 253-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
( 217 ) 557 - 6470
December 2006 - Present
Appropriations-Human Services (Chairperson); Executive; Insurance: Health & Life; Aging; Gaming Subcommittee; Insurance: Property & Casualty; Medicaid Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson).
Full-time lawmaker; served 14 years as chief-of-staff to former 48th Ward Chicago Alderman Mary Ann Smith and in a number of senior management positions with the National Home Furnishings Association; an openly gay member of the Legislature and openly a person with AIDS.