SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, began a new term Wednesday, urging colleagues to move beyond partisan gridlock and to work together to improve the lives of all residents in Illinois.
“This new General Assembly is an opportunity to move beyond the paralyzing games we faced under Gov. Rauner,” Connor said. “I am focused on passing legislation that will move Illinois forward by investing in our schools and lowering the property tax burden on families throughout our community. We also need to protect health care, prepare for the jobs of the future through education and training, and put the state back on a sound financial footing by continuing to shorten the time in which we pay our state bills so we’re not paying millions in interest payments.”
Connor’s legislative agenda for the 101st General Assembly is centered on feedback he has received from constituents. Connor intends to work on legislation that will lower the tax burden on local families and continue to fight against the privatization of water systems in his district. He is also very interested in Will County’s plans for another bridge across the canal in the Lockport area.
In addition to his legislative priorities, Connor is encouraging residents to reach out to him if they ever have any concerns about legislation or state services. Connor plans to continue to host community events and regularly walk door-to-door to proactively hear directly from residents about the issues that matter to them.
“There is no substitute for the feedback I receive when I’m standing at the door of my constituents and they’re able to tell me their problems like they tell their neighbors. Those front porch conversations inform my priorities for the upcoming session,” Connor said. “Our state faces a number of challenges, but by working together to create solutions, I am optimistic about the direction of our state and our community.”
For more information, please contact Connor’s constituent service office at 815-372-0085 or RepConnor@gmail.com.