SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Arthur Turner, D-Chicago, took the oath of office Wednesday, pledging to continue his efforts to raise the minimum wage, protect health care and prioritize the needs of local families.
“I am honored to continue to serve the people of our community and I look forward to all that we can accomplish over the next two years,” Turner said. “After the crisis of the Rauner years took a toll on our community, we now have an opportunity to put our needs first for a change. From the creation of a progressive income tax to legalizing marijuana to stabilizing funding for health care and education to raising the minimum wage, I am committed to doing everything we can to strengthen our communities across the state.”
Turner also looks forward to continuing his work on improving the criminal justice system by making it easier to seal and expunge criminal records, reducing harsh penalties and helping people find good-paying jobs. Turner also plans to continue his efforts to encourage investment and create jobs on the West Side.
To share additional ideas for legislation, contact Turner’s constituent service office at 773-277-4700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
State. Rep Art Turner (right) pictured with his family at Inauguration for the 101st General Assembly.