Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno today announced her leadership team for the 99th General Assembly.
“I think we have the right balance on the team,” Radogno said. “We have suburban and downstate members, newer members and those who have a long tenure in the Senate. We are ready to tackle the challenges ahead,” Radogno said.
Sen. Matt Murphy (R-Palatine) will serve as Deputy Republican Leader. “Sen. Murphy has been an invaluable asset to our Caucus. He’s a recognized expert on the state budget, with a keen understanding of what needs to be done to put Illinois back on the right path.”
Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington), Sen. Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville), Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Peru) and Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) will serve as Assistant Senate Republican Leaders. “Each of these Leaders bring valuable insight,” Radogno said.
“Sen. Brady provides tremendous focus on state government and its operations. He has statewide experience that is so valuable to draw upon. Sen. Luechtefeld has proven to be a critical force in southern Illinois driving issues that have made an impact statewide. Sen. Rezin is a hard worker with enthusiasm and new ideas on how to make government work better for the people of Illinois. Sen. Syverson is a recognized expert in health care – both public and private—and how the two interact. He’s always willing to think outside the box,” Radogno continued.
Sen. Pam Althoff will serve as Senate Republican Caucus Chair. “Sen. Althoff has proven her ability to build bipartisan coalitions that lead to effective solutions. Her work with the National Conference of State Legislatures will continue to help Illinois implement best practices.”
New to the team is Sen. Chapin Rose, who will serve as Senate Republican Whip in the 99th General Assembly. “Sen. Rose has boundless energy. He has both experience in the House of Representatives and the Senate. He brings new ideas to the table with a willingness to implement those ideas.”