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46th District

Assistant Majority Leader

District Office: 1203 E. Kingman Ave. Peoria Heights, IL 61616 ( 309 ) 677 - 0120 Map/Driving Directions
Springfield Office: 309 M Capitol Building Springfield, IL 62706 Map/Driving Directions
Years Served
Elected November 2006, Appointed December 2006 - Present
Committee Assignment
Agriculture; Approp Ed; Labor; Energy and Public Utilities (Vice-Chair); Higher Education; Approp- Health and Human.
Former staff member, National Farm Worker Ministry; Former community organizer and program manager, Peoria Friendship House; Former executive director, Peoria Area Labor Management Council; Former president, Labor Management Cooperative Health Programs Inc.; Peoria County Board member, 1982-88; Peoria City Council member, 1989-97 (mayor pro tem, 1993-94); Former Member of the NCSL Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee; member of NCSL Task Force on Energy Supply; first elected to Senate in November 2006; appointed to Senate in December 2006 to fill term of retiring Senator George Shadid; married with three daughters, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, three granddaughters and one grandson.
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