Sullivan sworn in for fourth term
5 months, 1 week ago
Rushville Democrat part of 98th General Assembly
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville), accompanied by his wife Joan and other family members, took the oath of office today to begin his fourth term representing the people of the 47th District in the Illinois State Senate. The inauguration ceremony, held on the Senate floor at the State Capitol in Springfield, marks the beginning of the 98th General Assembly.
“I’m honored to represent the residents of the 47th District, to be their voice in Springfield," Sen. Sullivan said. “My efforts to create good jobs, promote quality and affordable education and address the infrastructure needs of western Illinois will continue.”
Sen. Sullivan, first elected to the Senate in 2002 and re-elected in 2004, 2008 and most recently last fall, remains the Senate’s only active farmer. The 47th District encompasses all or part of Adams, Brown, Cass, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, Mason, McDonough, Schuyler and Warren Counties.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to confront the challenges our state faces and to make Illinois an even better place to live,” Sullivan said. “I congratulate each of the 41 new members of the House and Senate, as well as the returning members, and I look forward to working with them to find solutions.”