Illinois General Assembly - Senator Biography
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Senator Gary Forby (D) - Previous General Assembly (95th)
59th District

Photograph of  Senator  Gary Forby (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 59th District
417 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-5509
District Office:
903 W. Washington
Suite 5
Benton, IL  62812
(618) 439-2504
(618) 438-3704 FAX

Years served: 2001-2003 (House); appointed June 2003-Present (Senate)

Committee assignments: Senate Committee of the Whole; Labor (Chair); Financial Institutions; Insurance; Transportation.

Biography: Born January 4, 1945 in Anna, Illinois. Full - time legislator; former farmer and businessman; past chairman, Franklin County Board; former member, Franklin - Williamson Human Services Board; current member, Southern Illinois Workforce Man-Tra-Con Board, Operating Engineers and Laborers' International unions; wife, Angie; four children and one grandchild.

Associated Representative(s): Brandon W. Phelps
 John E. Bradley