Hello and Happy New Year!
I hope you enjoyed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and celebrated his commitment and dedication to equity and justice for all Americans.
On Wednesday, January 9, I was honored to be sworn in to represent you for another two years and I am looking forward to the great things we can accomplish together.
We have new constitutional officers including Governor JB Pritzker, Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton, Attorney General Kwame Raoul, and we celebrated the re-election of Secretary of State Jesse White, and State Comptroller Susana Mendoza, and many new faces in the House and Senate.
The first few weeks of this new legislative session was busy with the reorganization of committees and assignments of new positions. I was extremely honored to be selected to chair the Higher Education Committee for our state and I am hopeful we can all work together to make Illinois an even better place to attend school, live, and work.
This term, I’ve requested to be a continuing member of the budget team, where I can continue to advocate for resources for our human service field and additional resources to address reduced tuition costs at the University of Illinois. We will reconvene on Tuesday, January 29. I hope you will follow my newsletters through the 2019 Legislative Session and follow me on social media for up-to-date announcements.
Representative Carol Ammons