Illinois State Senate District 5 issued the following announcement on Jan. 20.
Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) offered her congratulations as the Illinois Senate elected Senator Don Harmon (D-Chicago) the next Senate President.
“Congratulations, Don! I am so excited to be working with someone with a strong history of advocating for voters’ rights,” Van Pelt said.
In addition to voters’ rights, Harmon is also a champion for education, ethics reform, ending gun violence and protecting civil rights.
“I am confident that Don is going to do well,” Van Pelt said. “He is an experienced senator with a passion for human rights.”
Harmon will be off to a busy start, as legislative session begins next week.
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