Connelly chosen as assistant minority leader in Senate
Sen. Michael Connelly (R-Lisle) has been named assistant Senate minority leader, according to a recent press release.
“Today, I am proud to appoint Sen. Michael Connelly to my leadership team as an assistant Senate Republican leader,” House Minority Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) said, according to the release. “Having worked alongside him since he joined the caucus in 2013, I have been impressed with his dedication to his constituents, service to the state of Illinois and his focus on creating a more fiscally healthy state for future generations.”
Connelly has served in the General Assembly since 2009, beginning in the House and joining the Senate in January 2013. His appointment took effect immediately.
“I am honored to have been asked to join the leadership team, and look forward to continuing to serve the people of my district as I take on this new role,” Connelly said in the release. “In recent years, our state has faced enormous challenges, and we have a lot to do to address them. I look forward to working with the rest of the leadership team, the Senate Republican Caucus and colleagues on both sides of the aisle to move Illinois forward.”
Connelly is the minority spokesperson on the Insurance Committee and is a member of the following legislative committees: Criminal Law, Judiciary, Labor, Telecommunications & Info Technology, Veterans Affairs, Special Committee on State and Pension Fund Investments and the Tax Increment Financing Reform Task Force.