ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – In recognition of her hard work and dedication in Springfield and her record of advocating on behalf of working people in her community and across Illinois, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, has been promoted to deputy majority leader, one of the top positions in House Democratic leadership.

“During my 11 years in public service my goal has always been the same: ensuring that the needs and values of my constituents are being heard in Springfield,” said Manley. “In my new role as deputy majority leader, I will continue to lead the fight for policies that lower financial burdens on working families, increase the quality of education for our kids, and ensure that seniors have the resources they need to live comfortably.”

Manley was appointed by House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch to the position of deputy majority leader after previously serving as an assistant majority leader since 2019. During her time in leadership, Manley has been a part of a number of groundbreaking pieces of legislation that have improved the lives of her constituents. She was a leader in the fight to pass the Reproductive Health Act, ensuring that the reproductive rights of women across Illinois have been protected while the federal government has failed to do so. Manley has also worked to pass a number of sustainable, balanced budgets that increase funding for vital services, such as education and infrastructure spending, while paying down debts and obligations without raising taxes, leading to a number of credit score increases for the state over the past few years.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, rising prices for essential items, and a number of other challenges that we have had to face, the last few years have not been easy for our community and state,” said Manley. “That being said, I am proud of the work we have done to address the issues facing working families while putting ourselves on track for long-term, sustainable success. I know that our work is not done, and I look forward to continuing to fight for our community and ensure that we are doing everything we can to improve the lives of residents across our state.”

Rep. Natalie ManleyRep. Natalie Manley


Assistant Majority Leader

98th District

Springfield Office:
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Springfield, IL 62706
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District Office:
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Romeoville, IL 60446
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