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3rd District

Assistant Majority Leader

District Office: 2929 S. Wabash Ave. Suite 102 Chicago, IL 60616 ( 312 ) 949 - 1908 Map/Driving Directions
Springfield Office: 417 C Capitol Building Springfield, IL 62706 Map/Driving Directions
Years Served
2003 - Present (Senate)
Committee Assignment
Public Health (Vice-Chair); Energy and Public Utilities; Executive; Executive Appointments (Vice-Chair); Health and Human Services; Approp- Pub Safety & Infrastructure; EX Consolidation (Sub-Chair); Procurement (Sub-Chair); EX Ethics (Sub-Vice-Chair); Chicago Elected Rep. School Board; Constitutional Amendments (Sub-Vice-Chair).
Full-time state legislator; B.A., government and Doctor of Humane Letters degree, Monmouth College; M.A., sociology, Jackson State University; certified drug and alcohol counselor and prevention specialist; co-chair of the Task Force on Missing and Murdered Chicago Women, Health and Human Services Task Force, Kidney Disease Prevention and Education Task Force, and Medicaid Managed Care Oversight Commission; member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., the National Conference of State Legislatures, Women in Government and Durban Sister Cities International; single.
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