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 to Help Immigrants Understand Their Constitutional Rights

Harper to Help Immigrants Understand Their Constitutional Rights

CHICAGO – State Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, is joining the National Immigrant Justice Center to help connect immigrants with legal resources and help them train for encounters with law enforcement at her Know Your Rights Seminar that will be on Saturday, June 11...

Harper Launches Job Taskforce to Help Young Adults Find Work

Harper Launches Job Taskforce to Help Young Adults Find Work

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, is sponsoring Senate Joint Resolution 10 in the Illinois House of Representatives, which would establish a statewide task force to develop employment opportunities and to assist any young Illinois adults seeking...

Harper Votes to Lift Up Higher Education, Social Services

Harper Votes to Lift Up Higher Education, Social Services

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to assist Illinois’ struggling social service organizations, community colleges and universities during the state’s nearly three-year budget crisis, state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, recently passed a measure to provide funding for...

Harper Supports Property Tax Relief Package

Harper Supports Property Tax Relief Package

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Every homeowner in the state would receive a break from high property taxes under a comprehensive tax relief package passed by state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, increasing the value of key property tax credits for families, seniors and veterans....

Harper Sponsors Legislation to Reduce Wage-Gap

Harper Sponsors Legislation to Reduce Wage-Gap

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to end practices of pay and wage discrimination, state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, is sponsoring legislation to end pay discrepancies between men and women in Illinois.. “Women still only earn 79 cents on the dollar to their male...

Harper Fights to Stop Part-Time Politicians from Obtaining Perks

Harper Fights to Stop Part-Time Politicians from Obtaining Perks

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – This week, in an effort to make government officials more accountable to the people they represent, state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, supported a measure that would restrict part-time politicians from receiving a taxpayer funded pension. “I want...