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Representative Sonya M. Harper (D) - Previous General Assembly (101st)
6th District

Photograph of  Representative  Sonya M. Harper (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 6th District
274-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5971
District Office:
4926 South Ashland
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 925-6580
(773) 925-6584 FAX

Years served: October 2015 - Present

Committee assignments: Economic Opportunity & Equity (Chairperson); Appropriations-Public Safety; Agriculture & Conservation (Chairperson); Elem Sec Ed: School Curric Policies; Energy & Environment; Human Services; Environmental Justice Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson); Public Benefits Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson); Revenue & Finance.

Biography: Executive director, Grow Greater Englewood; president, Sharper PR Communications; B.A., Journalism and Broadcast News, University of Missouri-Columbia; founder, Wood Street Meet and Greet Community Garden; community organizer, Resident Association of Greater Englewood; community representative, Local School Council, Lindblom Math and Science Academy; co-founder and campaign director, Englewood Votes!; former director of outreach, Growing Home Inc.; former news producer, Fox 19, KOMU-TV, KOPN.

Associated Representative(s): Mattie Hunter