2011 - 2012 (House); 2013 - Present (Senate)
Agriculture; Appropriations II; Committee of the Whole; Gaming; Higher Education (Vice-Chairperson); Labor; Telecommunications & InfoTechnology (Chairperson); Transportation.
Biography: Born July 21, 1967. Full-time state legislator and lifelong resident of the 18th Senate District. Graduate of Mt. Carmel High School; B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Former Chief of Staff and Director of Communications for the Cook County Sheriff's Office. Previously served as a State Representative (2011-13) and as an elected member of the Sutherland Local School Council. Current Chairman of the Senate Telecommunications and Information Technology Committee. Resides in Chicago's Beverly community with wife, Juliana, and two daughters, Madeline and Olivia.