SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Sharon Chung, D-Bloomington, will work to make health care more affordable, make higher education more accessible, promote conservation, and streamline county governments in her new committee assignments.
”My time serving on the McLean County Board has prepared me well to focus on these lawmaking areas, particularly the Counties and Townships committee,” Chung said. “I know the impact local government can make. Streamlining and empowering those governments to best serve their communities will help create a route towards a future of financial stability for our families, and opportunities for growth for our children.”
Chung was assigned to the House Agriculture and Conservation, Counties and Townships, Health Care Licenses and Higher Education committees for the entirety of the 103rd General Assembly.
While working on the McLean County Board, Chung served on the Land Use and Development, Health and Justice committees. The vital experience she gained during this time will help guide her policymaking in the House of Representatives, and be a voice for her community in Springfield.
“Of course, cutting healthcare costs, creating more accessible higher education paths and giving vital aid towards our agriculture industry will have my focus as well,” Chung said. “In particular, I want to ensure those without a path to further their educations shouldn’t have to take on so many obstacles. Our community is privileged to be a home to many institutions of higher learning, including Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State University, and they deserve robust advocacy.”