SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Marcus Evans, D-Chicago, issued the following statement calling for a fresh start for Illinois and for a vast investment in the state’s infrastructure after being sworn in as state Representative of the 33rd District for the 101st General Assembly:
“After four years of partisan gridlock under Gov. Rauner’s failed administration our state is ready to move forward.
“The residents of my district need our state to do better. We need better paying jobs in our community, more funding for our neighborhood schools, reforms to an antiquated and unfair criminal justice system, and a bold investment in our state’s infrastructure needs that have been ignored for far too long.
“As we begin to undo the damage that has occurred over the last four years, everyone in the legislature must work together, in good faith, to solve the problems facing our communities. This won’t be an easy task, but I have confidence in my colleagues to put our differences aside to make things better for all Illinoisans.
“As a member of Governor Pritzker’s transition team on the Restoring Illinois Infrastructure Committee, I have seen first hand the willingness of stakeholders to come together and solve the problems facing Illinois. Our state’s infrastructure is in desperate need of improvements and our bipartisan committee worked diligently taking the first steps of modernizing our roads, bridges, and public transit, while creating vital jobs for hard-working Illinoisans.
“While there is plenty of work ahead of us I remain hopeful that we can build off the progress made in Governor Pritzker’s transition committees and enact meaningful change that will help families in Illinois.”