Illinois General Assembly - Senator Biography
Illinois General Assembly

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Senator Rickey R. Hendon (D) - Previous General Assembly (95th)
5th District
Assistant Majority Leader

Photograph of  Senator  Rickey R. Hendon (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 5th District
627 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-6252
District Office:
2928 West Madison
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 265-8611
(773) 265-8617 FAX

Years served: 1993 - Present

Committee assignments: Senate Committee of the Whole; Rules (Chair); Executive Appointments (Chair); Environment and Energy; Executive; Labor.

Biography: Born December 8, 1953, in Cleveland, Ohio. Attended Farragut High School, (Chicago) 1969-1970. Youngest African American male ever appointed to serve as Assistant Majority Leader in the Illinois State Senate. His softball team, The Fighting 5th, competed in the National ASA Tournament coming in 7th out of 40 teams in Iowa in 2006. The Fighting 5th played and won two championships as well.

Associated Representative(s): Annazette Collins
 Arthur L. Turner