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Representative Gregg Johnson (D)
72nd District

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Springfield Office:
Senator 72nd District
258-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-5970
District Office:
945 15th Ave.
East Moline, IL  61244
(309) 203-1668

Years served: January 2023 - Present

Committee assignments: Elem Sec Ed: School Curric Policies; Labor & Commerce; Mental Health & Addiction; Prescription Drug Affordability; Trans: Regulations, Roads & Bridges; Veterans' Affairs; Business & Industry Innovation.

Biography: Gregg Johnson grew up in a blue-collar union family in Rock Island County. His father was a lifelong UAW member who spent years on the floor at Farmall. When Farmall closed, his job – and so many others – were lost, throwing the community into chaos. Gregg had planned to follow in his father’s footsteps after graduating from high school. Without that opportunity available, Gregg started a career with the Illinois Department of Corrections at 19 years old,first as a corrections officer and eventually as supervisor. Gregg spent thirty-two years as an active union member and leader, working to keep his coworkers and our community safe. Gregg went on to become president of his AFSCME local. Gregg lives in East Moline with his wife, Celia, and their youngest daughter, Gabby. As a father, a grandfather, and a husband, Gregg is committed to creating the kind of economic opportunities our families need to thrive

Associated Representative(s): Michael W. Halpin