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Representative Mary E. Flowers (D)
31st District

Photograph of Representative  Mary E. Flowers (D)

Springfield Office:
251-E Stratton Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-4207
District Office:
2525 W. 79th Street
Chicago, IL  60652
(773) 471-5200
(773) 471-1036 FAX

Years served: January 1985 - Present

Committee assignments:

Biography: Full-time legislator; attended Kennedy King Community College and University of Illinois-Chicago; Married, has one daughter and two grandchildren. Former Deputy Majority Leader and Assistant Majority Leader. Former Chairperson of the Healthcare Availability and Accessibility Committee and the Real Estate Law Committee. Former Vice Chairperson of Public Utilities, Appropriations—Elementary and Secondary Education, and Smart Growth and Planning. Former Subcommittee Chairperson of Healthy Illinois Plan. Former Spokesperson of the Insurance Committee. Former Co-Chair of the Conference of Women Legislators. Former member of the following committees: Accountability and Administration Review; Adoption and Child Welfare; Agriculture and Conservation; Appropriations—General Services; Appropriations—Higher Education; Appropriations—Human Services; Childcare Access and Early Childhood Education; Children and Youth; Commerce and Business Development; Consumer Protection; DCFS Oversight; Drivers Education and Safety; Economic Development and Housing; Economic Justice and Equity; Economic Opportunity; Environmental Health; Executive; Family and Children; Fee for Service Initiatives; Financial Institutions; Health and Healthcare Disparities; Health Care and Human Services; Higher Education; Housing; Human Services; Implementation of Chicago School Reform; Intergovernmental Cooperation; International Trade and Commerce; Juvenile Justice and System-Involved Youth; Labor and Commerce; Medicaid Reform; Mental Health and Addiction; Museum, Arts, and Cultural Enhancement; Prescription Drug Affordability; Registration and Regulation; Restorative Justice; Small Business Empowerment and Workforce; Special Needs Services; Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Distribution; World's Fair 1992; and Youth and Young Adults. Former member of the following task forces: Public Safety and Violence Prevention; School Violence; Statue and Monument Review; and Welfare Reform

Associated Senator(s): Willie Preston