Rep Sonya Harper

(D-Chicago)
6th District
Rep Sonya Harper

Visit Rep Sonya Harper’s website

Springfield Office:
276-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-5971
(217) 558-6370 FAX

District Office:
4926 South Ashland
Chicago, IL  60609
(773) 925-6580
(773) 925-6584 FAX

Biography
Executive director, Grow Greater Englewood; president, Sharper PR Communications; B.A., Journalism and Broadcast News, University of Missouri-Columbia; founder, Wood Street Meet and Greet Community Garden; community organizer, Resident Association of Greater Englewood; community representative, Local School Council, Lindblom Math and Science Academy; co-founder and campaign director, Englewood Votes!; former director of outreach, Growing Home Inc.; former news producer, Fox 19, KOMU-TV, KOPN.

Harper Fighting to Keep Community Garden from Closing

Harper Fighting to Keep Community Garden from Closing

CHICAGO – State Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, is fighting to keep the Wood Street Community Garden open for residents to access healthy foods and local jobs. “The Wood Street Community Garden has given local families access to nutritious foods and provided children...

Harper Helps Pass Bill to Reduce Bullying in Schools

Harper Helps Pass Bill to Reduce Bullying in Schools

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation backed by state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, cracking down on bullying in schools and offering resources to young victims is now law. “Bullying needs to be stopped in all of Illinois’ schools, and our schools should be equipped with...

Harper Law Expands Access to Fresh Food for Low-Income Families

Harper Law Expands Access to Fresh Food for Low-Income Families

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A new law sponsored by state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, expands access to fresh and healthy foods for low-income residents. “Many people throughout my district and across Illinois do not have good access to healthy and nutritious foods, which...

Harper Automatic Voter Registration Bill Becomes Law

Harper Automatic Voter Registration Bill Becomes Law

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A measure that will allow Illinois residents to automatically register to vote when they renew their driver’s license sponsored by state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, was signed into law earlier this week. The measure was notably passed with large...

Harper Child Sex Predators Prosecution Bill Signed into Law

Harper Child Sex Predators Prosecution Bill Signed into Law

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Police and prosecutors will be able to charge child sexual predators at any time under newly enacted legislation sponsored by state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, which closes a loophole that allowed former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert to avoid...