DES PLAINES, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, has been a leader in state government ethics reform and recently spearheaded a bipartisan effort to root out corruption, increase government transparency and keep government officials in check.

“I made ethics reform one of my top priorities because the people of Illinois have had to witness numerous public abuses of power from their elected representatives,” Moylan said. “Elected officials are not in their office to serve themselves. We were elected to help the people of Illinois and we need far stronger laws to hold government officials accountable.”

Moylan has introduced and supported several pieces of ethics reform legislation, including Senate Bill 539 which passed the House and Senate with broad bipartisan support. The proposal would prohibit elected officials from lobbying on behalf of outside parties, tighten the restrictions on former legislators lobbying, widely expand the statements of economic interest of state officials, strengthen the authority of the Legislative Inspector General, heighten the regulation of lobbyists and increase transparency of state government.

“This ethics package we were able to pass is definitely a move in the right direction, but is by no means the end,” Moylan said. “I will continue to pursue more robust regulations of state officials so that we can genuinely serve the residents of Illinois and restore the public faith in our democratic institutions. I am glad we have initiated the process, but there is much more work left to be done.”

For questions concerning Senate Bill 539, state issues, other legislation or district matters, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent office at 847-635-6821 or email

Rep. Marty MoylanRep. Marty Moylan

(D-Des Plaines)
55th District

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