Senator Patrick J. Joyce (D)
|Senator 40th District|
|Stratton Office Building|
|Section C, Room B|
|Springfield, IL 62706 |
|Years served: November 2019-Present|
Committee assignments: Agriculture (Chair); Energy and Public Utilities; Health (Vice-Chair); Labor; Local Government; App- Agriculture, Envir. & Energy (Sub-Vice-Chair); Sub. on Long-Term Care & Aging (Sub-Chair); Redistricting- Kankakee & Will (Sub-Chair); State Government; Next Generation of Energy (Sub-Vice-Chair).
Biography: Fourth generation farmer; grew up Reddick, Illinois, now resides in Essex, Illinois; B.A. in Agribusiness, Illinois State University; 19-year member of the Kankakee County Farm Bureau Board of Directors; lifelong advocate for conservation and environmental awareness; 25-year owner and operator of his family-owned farm; married, father of three, lost one daughter to leukemia in 2011; has since become a team leader for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.