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We love talking to constituents! Meetings are currently by appointment only. Please call, email, or use the form below to request an appointment during regular business hours.






946 Neltnor Blvd #104
West Chicago, IL 60185

springfield office

271-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706

(217) 782-1653



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Advisory Committees

I am pleased to be able to work with the well-established Advisory Committees of the 49th District while we expand to work also with constituents from the 25th Senate District. I look forward to relationships with community organizations where I may best learn and listen to the needs and  hopes for our district so that I can carry those with me to Springfield.

Mission Statement

Collaborating through compassionate conversation

Purpose Statement

To listen to the voices of the 49th and ensure effective representation.


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Mental Health Advisory Committee flyer

Mental health advisory Committee


Environment & Agriculture advisory Committee


Education Advisory Committee

Education advisory Committee


Seniors Advisory Committee flyer

Senior advisory Committee


Share Your view on legislation

Bills go through a long process to become law. Often they are amended as more information is learned and more stakeholders weigh in. Whether or not I am sponsor of a bill, information from those who will be affected is at the heart of my decision of whether to proceed in support or opposition to legislation.

Do you support or oppose a specific bill or act in the state legislature? Fill out the Constituent Stance on Legislation form to let me know!

You can research the current status of bills at ilga.gov.

Witness Slips

You can record your position OFFICIALLY for a hearing by filing a witness slip when the bill has been assigned to a committee. You can find good instructions and FAQ on witness slip filing at the ACLUThe best tutorial I’ve seen is from the office of Rep Barbara Hernandez, my colleague to the south. They have posted a wonderful tutorial and video on filing witness slips on her website. 

Witness slips are tied to committee hearings and can only be filed when the bill is assigned to a committee and if that committee has a hearing. They represent your stance as if you were going to that committee hearing to make your position known, either as a ‘record of appearance’, or with oral or written testimony.