2013 - Present
Appropriations II; Committee of the Whole; Environment and Conservation; Gaming; Government Reform; Human Services (Chairperson); Transportation; Oversight Medicaid Mang. Care, Spec; Sub. on Consequences of Fed.Policy; Subcommittee on Fracking (Sub-Chairperson).
Elected to the Senate in 2012; born in Beardstown; received a bachelor's degree from Knox College; served as supervisor of West Deerfield Township, married to husband Joe with three grown children.