“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: Committee of the Whole; Labor; Education; Executive; Financial Institutions; Redistricting; Executive Subcommittee on Amendment; Subcommittee on State & Local Govt. (Sub-Chairperson); Subcommittee on Charter Schools (Sub-Chairperson); Subcommittee on Payday Loans (Sub-Chairperson).
Biography: Born May 10, 1968, in Chicago; B.A., public communications & human relations, Western Illinois University; Master's in public administration, University of Illinois at Springfield. Village of Maywood Trustee 1997-2003; State Government Employee - IL Secretary of State, IL Department of Corrections, IL Central Management Services. Resides in Maywood with son, Isaiah.