Rep. Carol Ammons

103rd District
Rep Carol Ammons

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Springfield Office:
243-E Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 558-1009

District Office:
300 S. Broadway
Suite 154A
Urbana, IL 61820
(217) 531-1660
(217) 666-7521 FAX

State Representative Carol Ammons is serving her fourth term representing the 103rd District. Rep. Ammons is a career activist fighting for equality and justice. She is the first African-American woman elected to the 103rd District and is now the voice and advocate of her constituents in Champaign-Urbana. While in office, Representative Ammons has dedicated her time and energy toward helping her district and the state through public service.

Bridging the gap between grassroots activism and elected office, Rep Ammons is an experienced, independent Democrat who is effectively working for the citizens of Champaign-Urbana. She has a combined fifteen years of service in elected office, at the county, city, and state levels. Carol serves as Chairperson of the House Democratic Conference making her part of the Speaker’s leadership team. Additionally, Leader Ammons sits on the committee for Higher Education, Counties & Townships, Appropriations-Higher Education, Energy & Environment, Ethics & Elections, and the Committee for Economic Opportunity & Equity. 

Leader Ammons remains a crucial policymaker within the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus has served as both secretary and treasurer, she previously served as Vice-Chair of the Illinois House Democratic Women’s Caucus,  is the Co-Chair of the Illinois House Progressive Caucus, and is a member of the Asian American Caucus. Leader Ammons also sat on the Illinois State Supreme Court Commission for Pretrial Practice Reform and the subsequent implementation task force. Carol was awarded the 2019  National Shining Star Award from the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (N.O.B.E.L), she has a 100% rating with the Illinois Environmental Council, and lastly, Carol Ammons is both an EDGAR fellow (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, University of Illinois) and a  BILLD fellow (The Council of State Governments, Midwestern Office). 

As an activist turned lawmaker, Leader Ammons is laser-focused on cultivating the crucial relationship between community organizers and the state legislature. She knows that in order to achieve equality, lawmakers and activists must align their goals, policies, and actions.

Ammons Highlights IDOT Workshops for Minority-Owned Businesses

Ammons Encourages Community Nominate Teachers, Staff for ISBE Awards

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Committed to showcasing the important role educational staff play in preparing the next generation, state Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, is encouraging community members to nominate teachers, staff, and personnel for the Those Who Excel and Teacher of the Year awards through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). 

Ammons Highlights IDOT Workshops for Minority-Owned Businesses

Thursday Virtual Press Conference: ILBC to Discuss IL Supreme Court Ruling on SAFE-T Act

CHICAGO – The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus will be holding a press conference on Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m. on Zoom where they will discuss the importance of Tuesday’s constitutionality ruling for the Pre-Trial Fairness Act provision of the SAFE-T Act.

Ammons Highlights IDOT Workshops for Minority-Owned Businesses

Ammons Leads Retreat for Women Affected by Gun Violence

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana will lead the Uniting Our Strengths Women’s Retreat, focused on creating a safe and empowering space for women affected by gun violence on Saturday, July 29, at 10 a.m. at The Church of the Living God, in Champaign. 

ILBC Responds to Constitutional Ruling on SAFE-T Act

Illinois Legislative House Black Caucus Issues Statement Following SCOTUS Decision to Bar Affirmative Action in College Admissions

CHICAGO – The Illinois Legislative House Black Caucus issued this statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision blocking efforts to expand equity and opportunity in college admissions: