Milton Township Vice-Chairman Yadav “Nick” Nathwani was appointed and sworn in as the new State Senator for the 24th District to represent the interests of his west suburban constituents for the remainder of the 100th General Assembly. Nathwani made Illinois history as the first Indian-American member to serve in the Illinois State Senate.
“It is vitally important the 24th District has a voice and a representative in these final weeks when important votes are being taken,” said Nathwani. “While my time in the Senate is limited, I am fully dedicated to addressing constituent issues, advocating for better government policies, and most importantly, serving the interests of our communities. It is a distinct honor to serve, and I have begun work immediately in Springfield to begin my committee assignments and discussions for Legislative Veto Session. I encourage residents to stay involved and reach out to me about their legislative priorities. Their input will guide my votes over the following weeks.”
Nathwani currently leads the Milton Township Republican Central Committee as Vice-Chairman and has served as a Trustee for over five years. Prior to the Township, he was elected as the Finance Commissioner for the Village of Glen Ellyn and a Board Member of the Glenbard Township High School District 87, where he first began his public service in local government at the age of 25. Professionally, Nathwani works full-time as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for a professional paving and concrete company bringing a wealth of financial and revenue knowledge to the Illinois Senate.
Given his diverse government and business background, Nathwani has been appointed as the Minority Spokesman on the Senate Financial Institutions Committee and will serve on the Senate Committees for Gaming, Commerce and Economic Development, Energy and Public Utilities, as well as the Special Committee on Oversight of Medicaid Managed Care.
Nathwani was ceremonially sworn in on the Senate Floor by Appellate Court Judge Pete C. Cavanagh and Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady on November 27, having taken office November 26. He has declined the offer of a state pension and health care for his time in the Senate as a commitment to the taxpayers and public service.
The Senator encourages 24th District residents to contact the office with state and local issues. He can be reached by phone at (217) 782-8148 and by email at SenatorNathwani@gmail.com.