Congratulations, new Illinois Senator Mark Walker!

The Illinois 27th Senate District has a new State Senator: Mark Walker, formerly the state representative of the 53rd House District. The Democratic Committeepeople of the townships in the 27th District met on Saturday, May 11, before a crowd of about 25 people to hear from two other candidates seeking the appointment, State Representative Mary Beth Canty and Mount Prospect Trustee Terry Gens. Walker, who is in his fourth term as a State Representative, was chosen unanimously by the 27th Senate District Committee to replace Sen. Ann Gillespie, who resigned the seat to head the Illinois Department of Insurance. The new State Senator was sworn into office by Associate Judge Sunil Bhave.

The Democratic Committeepeople who made the appointment are Ted Mason of Elk Grove Township; Sen. Laura Murphy of Maine Township; Maria Galo of Palatine Township; Mike Cudzik of Schaumburg Township; and Mark Walker of Wheeling Township. There is now a vacancy for the 53rd House Seat. A public forum to hear the candidates seeking the appointment to be the next State Representative of the 53rd District is tentatively set for June 5 at the Mount Prospect Library. More information is to come.



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  • Maria Galo
    published this page in Blog 2024-05-12 20:58:21 -0500
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