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Senator Michael Connelly (R) - Previous General Assembly (99th)
21st District

Photograph of  Senator  Michael Connelly (R)

Springfield Office:
Senator 21st District
309 I Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8192
(217) 782-9586 FAX
District Office:
552 S. Washington Street, Suite 104
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 453-5488

Years served: 2009 - 2012 (House); 2013 - Present (Senate)

Committee assignments: Committee of the Whole; Commerce and Economic Development; Criminal Law (Minority Spokesperson); Judiciary; Labor; Licensed Activities and Pensions; Committee on Restorative Justice (Co-Chair); Subcommittee on Special Issues (JU).

Biography: State Senator Michael Connelly is currently serving his first term in the Illinois Senate after serving two terms in the Illinois House of Representatives. The 21st District includes all or part of the communities of Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Lisle, Naperville, Warrenville, West Chicago, Winfield and Wheaton in DuPage and Will counties. For his support of private sector business, Senator Connelly received the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business and the Champion of Free Enterprise Award from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Senator Connelly was born in Chicago and raised in LaGrange. He graduated from Loyola University in 1986 and the John Marshall Law School in 1989. Senator Connelly previously served as an assistant State's Attorney in Cook County and as a law clerk to Justice Allan Stouder of the Illinois Appellate Court. He has been in the private practice of law for over 20 years. Michael Connelly and his wife, Lisa, have been married 25 years and have three children.

Associated Representative(s): Jeanne M Ives
 Grant Wehrli