“From my first day in the Senate, I’ve fought for minimum wage earners. It’s an issue that remains near and dear to my heart and agenda. There has rightfully been a lot of discussion lately about how to improve the state’s business climate. But as we go forward, I want to make sure that minimum wage workers aren’t ignored and forgotten. Their issues and rights need to be part of the discussion. Senate Bill 1565 will help to keep this important issue on the table as the General Assembly works to keep
Assistant Majority Leader
Years served: 1998 - Present (Senate)
Committee assignments: Assignments; Executive; Education (Vice-Chairperson); Financial Institutions; Higher Education; Committee of the Whole; Subcommittee on Special Issues (EX); Subcommittee on Charter Schools (Sub-Chairperson); Advisory Committee On Ed. Funding; Executive Appointments.
Biography: Full-time senator; B.A. in communications, Western Illinois University; M.A. in public administration, University of Illinois Springfield; village of Maywood trustee; employee for Secretary of State, Department of Corrections and Central Management Services; longtime champion in the Senate for education, working families and women's issues; lives in Maywood with her son, Isaiah.
Associated Representative(s): Emanuel Chris Welch, La Shawn K. Ford