CHICAGO – State Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, took the oath of office on Wednesday to represent the 27th District in the Illinois House of Representatives. He issued the following statement:
“This is a humbling experience for my entire family and the communities I represent. I cannot wait to get to work on the many challenges facing our state and our neighborhoods. I consider this opportunity one of the greatest honors of my life, but the work ahead will be tough and decisions will be difficult.
“It is in all of our best interests to pass a budget that helps the working people of Illinois. A great number of our citizens are being denied critical services because the governor continues to rigidly pursue an agenda that drives down wages for middle-class workers. The governor continues to hold our social service providers, our school children, our healthcare providers and those they serve as hostages in this budget battle. The governor needs to know that I will be supportive of common sense solutions that move our state forward, but those solutions must help, not hurt, the people of the 27th District.
“I remain hopeful that the children of Chicago are no longer used as a scapegoat in our political process. Our schools need adequate funding and the people in our communities need jobs. I look forward to being a strong and persistent voice for those I am fortunate enough to serve.”
Slaughter’s constituent service office can be reached at 773-445-9700 or email@example.com.