State Senator Dave Syverson released the following statement after he was sworn in as part of the 101st Illinois General Assembly:
"I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve the people of Northern Illinois. I’m also honored to have been asked to continue to serve in the role of Deputy Republican Leader. Illinois is facing some major challenges, but with the fundamentals in place in Illinois, along with the great people of this state, I am confident we can face these challenges. My pledge to you is that I will continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to develop solutions to move forward. I take Governor-elect Pritzker at his word that he will work with all parties toward moving Illinois forward.
“Looking ahead at this year I am confident that the gaming bill I have worked on for years will finally be passed. While passage of this will not solve all of the state’s issues, it will bring in revenue for the Rockford area as well as needed dollars for Illinois’ capital plan.
“I will continue my priorities of doing what is needed to make Illinois a more jobs-friendly state, knowing that a good job solves so many issues facing families and Illinois. In addition, I will continue to work with all my fellow area legislators as a single voice in Springfield on behalf of our region.”