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Senator Terri Bryant (R) - Previous General Assembly (102nd)
|Senator 58th District|
|Stratton Office Building|
|Section B, Office C|
|Springfield, IL 62706 |
|1032 W. Industrial Park Road|
|Murphysboro, IL 62966 |
|Years served: 2013 - Present|
Committee assignments: Behavioral and Mental Health (Minority Spokesperson); Agriculture; Education; Ethics; Executive Appointments; Health; Tourism and Hospitality; Subcommittee on Children & Family; Sub. on Long-Term Care & Aging; Redistricting- Southern Illinois.
Biography: Senator Terri Bryant was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2014, and was then elected to the Illinois Senate in 2020. Senator Bryant now represents the 58th Senate District which includes all or parts of Jefferson, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Monroe, Jackson, Union, and Washington counties. Senator Bryant's commitment to public service began in 1994 at the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). After 20 years of service, she retired from the IDOC in 2014. Throughout the years, Senator Bryant remained dedicated to political pursuits, including serving as a Precinct Committee Woman, Vice-President of the Jackson County Republican Women's Club and as Second Vice-Chair of the Jackson County Republican Central Committee. Since taking office, Senator Bryant has taken on new responsibilities in the Senate including serving as the Minority Spokesperson for the Behavioral and Mental Health Committee and participating in the Higher Education Working Group. She was also a delegate to the Illinois Republican Conventions in 2008 and again in 2012. Senator Bryant balances her duties as a State Senator with her responsibilities in the private sector. Bryant has experience in the farming industry and in the service industry, including owning the successful Bluebell Restaurant in Murphysboro, Illinois. Terri Bryant resides in Murphysboro with her husband Rick. They have One son, one daughter and 4 grandchildren.