SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Nicholas Smith, D-Chicago, has been named Chairman of the Economic Opportunity and Equity committee for the 102nd Illinois General Assembly by Speaker of the House Emanuel “Chris” Welch.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to chair this important committee at such a pivotal time in our country and state’s history”, said Smith. “There is so much to do and I’m ready to get to work. Ensuring equity and economic opportunity has been a top priority for my district since day one and I can’t wait to take that focus statewide.”

In addition to Chairman Smith’s role in the Economic and Equity Opportunity committee, the Representative has also been appointed Vice-Chair of the Appropriations-Higher Education committee and a member of the Energy & Environment, Insurance, and Prescription Drug Affordability & Accessibility committees for the duration of the 102nd General Assembly.

“So many Illinoisans are struggling to make ends meet because opportunities are scarce and the systemic rules in place are not fair,” said Smith. “The rising cost of living is sinking workers as they try to tread water during one of the most difficult times in our country’s history. I want my constituents to reach out to me directly with their ideas for how we can make our state equal for all people, especially those who historically have been left behind and need real help now more than ever before.”

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