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Illinois State Senators and Representatives Sworn In

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 State Senator Win Stoller (R-Germantown Hills) took the oath of office in the historic House Chamber of the Old State Capitol, marking the beginning of the new 103rd General Assembly.

“It is a great and humbling honor to be the voice of our region and the 37th Senate District,” said Sen. Stoller. “I look forward to helping restore our great state and ensuring it is a place that people are proud to call home.”

Senator Stoller, who previously represented the 37th Senate District during the 102nd General Assembly, will continue to serve as the state senator for the District in the 103rd General Assembly.

“While being sworn into office in the same chamber that President Abraham Lincoln once stood, I couldn’t help but think of something our former great President and leader once said. To quote him, ‘The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but cannot do, at all, or cannot, so well do, for themselves – in their separate, and individual capacities. In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere,’” continued Sen. Stoller.

“Those words ring just as true now as they did when he first said them in 1854. It is my sincere hope and goal that I will be able to live up to President Lincoln’s vision for what makes a good government as I serve the people of my Senate District.”

The new 37th District contains all or parts of Bureau, DeKalb, Henry, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Peoria, Rock Island, Stark, Whiteside, and Woodford counties.

Newly elected State Senator Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) was sworn into office on Wednesday as the new representative voice of Illinois’ 45th Senate District in Northwest Illinois. Sen. Chesney took his oath of office at a noon ceremony held at the Old Illinois State Capitol in Springfield with his wife Kelly and other close family members looking on.

“It is a privilege to join the Senate Republican caucus, where I can represent the conservative values of those living in Northwestern Illinois,” said Sen. Chesney. “I will be a vocal supporter of issues that are important to the hardworking people of the 45th District, and I will fight hard against legislation that threatens people’s personal freedoms and constitutional rights.”

The Senator’s agenda for the 103rd General Assembly also includes a commitment to address political corruption, fight for meaningful property tax relief, and fiercely defend the men and women of law enforcement.

Sen. Chesney joins the Senate Republican Caucus after serving for the last four years in the Illinois House of Representatives, and looks forward to bringing his no-nonsense approach to lawmaking to the upper chamber. He is one of 19 Republicans who will serve in the Senate during the 103rd General Assembly.

“It is an honor to be elected to this position, and I plan to be a tireless advocate for my constituents,” he said. “I’m ready to get to work.”

The 45th Senate District is comprised of all or parts of JoDaviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, and Ogle Counties.

 

State Representative Tony McCombie (R-Savanna) took the oath of office as the first woman caucus leader in the Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday.  McCombie succeeds Jim Durkin as the House Republican Leader in the Illinois General Assembly.

The Illinois House of Representatives held their inauguration ceremony yesterday afternoon on the University of Illinois Springfield campus to officially kick off the 103rd session of the Illinois General Assembly. State Representative Brad Fritts (R-Dixon) is entering his 1st term in the House and at 22 is the youngest member of the House.

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