GURNEE, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, was recently appointed to serve as the vice chair of the House Prescription Drug Affordability & Accessibility committee during the 102nd General Assembly. As vice chair, Mason is pledging to stand up for middle and working-class residents by fighting to lower the cost of prescription medications.

“Residents should never have to choose between putting food on the table or purchasing lifesaving medication,” Mason said. “I’m proud to have fought hard to pass legislation to cap the price of insulin during my first year in office, but I know we still have a lot of work to do to ensure that a trip to the pharmacy doesn’t break the bank for middle and working-class families. I’m ready to use my position as the vice chair of the Prescription Drug Affordability & Accessibility committee to get that done.”

Mason’s appointment as vice chair of the House Prescription Drug Affordability & Accessibility committee marks her first leadership position on a committee since she assumed office in 2019. Mason represents the 61st District, which is located in northeastern Lake County. For more information, please contact Mason’s constituent service office at 847-485-9986 or

“As vice chair of this committee and as the representative of an area that is home to several industry leaders in the research, development and manufacturing of prescription drugs, I will also fight to ensure that all pharmaceutical legislation takes into consideration the good-paying jobs the industry offers to hardworking residents,” Mason said. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to take on a leadership role on this committee, and I look forward to using my vice chairmanship to stand up for the needs of middle and working-class families.”

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