“Ensuring everyone in our community is safe and healthy is always my first priority,” Pappas said. “Whether that means advocating for low-cost prescriptions, expanding insurance coverage for lifesaving mammograms or combatting the influence of harmful tobacco carcinogens on our children, I’m committed to a healthier future for all Illinoisans.”
As part of her continued focus on improving Illinois health care, especially for children and young adults, Pappas helped pass Illinois’ new Tobacco 21 law, which raise the legal age for tobacco purchases to 21. Pappas received the “Lung Health Leader” award from the Respiratory Health Association as a result of her work. For any questions or thoughts on how to help build a stronger Illinois, Pappas can be reached at 224-520-8838 or RepDPappas@gmail.com.