Harper to Advocate for Increased Economic Opportunity and Healthier Communities on Key House Committ


State Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, will advocate for economic opportunity, healthy living and smart approaches to criminal justice as a member of key House committees this legislative session.

“As a fierce advocate for middle- and working-class families, I look forward to making the voices of South Siders heard in Springfield,” Harper said. “From economic development and educational access to food security and healthy living, I have dedicated my life to making sure South Side communities grow stronger. These committees will be an opportunity to translate the voices of the neighborhoods I represent into policy that creates more economic opportunity and more robust communities.”

Harper will serve on the House Agriculture and Conservation, Appropriations-Public Safety, Elementary and Secondary Education: School Curriculum and Policies Committee, Energy and Environment and Human Services committees during this legislative session. As a member of the Agriculture and Conservation Committee, Harper will continue her innovative work on urban agriculture and food security. On the Energy and Environment, K-12 School Curriculum and Human Services committees, Harper will fight for clean energy jobs, educational access and to rebuild social services crippled by the administration of former Gov. Bruce Rauner. Harper’s Appropriations-Public Safety Committee seat will allow her to hold our public safety agencies accountable and promote smarter, fairer approaches to criminal justice.

“For too long, South Siders have been held back because our voices have not been heard, but I am proud to amplify these voices and fight for increased economic opportunity, educational access, healthy living and a fairer criminal justice system,” Harper added. “As a state representative, it is my duty to make sure the programs and policies of Illinois create the opportunity for the South Side to grow and thrive.”

District Office:
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Chicago, IL 60609
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