Rep. Carol Ammons

(D-Urbana)
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

Biography
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.

ICASA Honors Ammons’ Leadership on Behalf of Sexual Assault Survivors

Ammons Advances Program Celebrating African American Heritage

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, has successfully advanced legislation that would establish a first-of-its-kind scientific DNA processes through the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Department of Anthropology and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. The Family Roots Genealogy Program pilot will provide African American descendants of previously enslaved individuals the opportunity to trace their roots back to their ancestral homelands.

ICASA Honors Ammons’ Leadership on Behalf of Sexual Assault Survivors

Ammons Calls on POTUS, State Agencies to Adopt Child Protections

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, is calling on Illinois state agencies, the United States Senate, and President Joe Biden to take imperative action on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children, which offers protections for the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of minors.

ICASA Honors Ammons’ Leadership on Behalf of Sexual Assault Survivors

Ammons, Champaign County Host Committee on Voter Access

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, and the House Ethics & Elections Committee are hosting a hearing on voter access Wednesday, Jan. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brookens Administrative Center at 1776 E. Washington St. in Urbana.