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Senator Michael Connelly (R)
21st District
Assistant Republican Leader

Photograph of  Senator  </span><span class="heading notranslate">Michael Connelly (R)

Springfield Office:
Senator 21st District
309I Capitol Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-8192
District Office:
552 S. Washington Street
Suite 104
Naperville, IL  60540
(630) 453-5488

Years served: 2009 - 2012 (House); 2013 - Present (Senate)

Committee assignments: Committee of the Whole; Criminal Law; Veterans Affairs; Telecommunications & InfoTechnology; Insurance (Minority Spokesperson); Judiciary; Labor; Subcommittee on Civil Rights; Subcommittee on Cybersecurity; Sub. on Auto Insurance Rates; State & Pension Fund Invest, Spec.; Subcommittee on Business Entities.

Biography: State Senator Michael Connelly has served as a member of the Illinois Senate since 2013. He previously served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2009 to 2012. The 21st District is located in DuPage and Will Counties and includes Naperville, Lisle, Wheaton, Warrenville, Winfield, Carol Stream, West Chicago and Bloomingdale. For his support of private sector business, Senator Connelly received the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business and the Champion of Free Enterprise Awards from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Senator Connelly was born in Chicago and raised in LaGrange. He graduated from Loyola University in 1986 and the John Marshall Law School in 1989. Senator Connelly previously served as an assisant State's Attorney in Cook County and as a law clerk to Justice Allan Stouder of the Illinois Appellate Court. He has been in the private practice of law for over 20 years. Michael Connelly and his wife, Lisa, have been married 28 years and have three children

Associated Representative(s): Grant Wehrli
 Jeanne M Ives