Rep. Carol Ammons

(D-Urbana)
103rd District
Rep Carol Ammons

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Springfield Office:
632 Capitol 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.

Ammons Coal Ash Reduction Bill Passes Illinois House

Ammons Coal Ash Reduction Bill Passes Illinois House

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Fighting to protect Illinois’ environment and water supplies for those living near coal power plants, state Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, passed legislation out of the Illinois House that seeks to reduce the harmful effects of coal combustion residual (CCR), or coal ash.

Ammons Launches Petition Drive to Protect Services for University of Illinois Students

Family Connections Bill Signed into Law in Illinois

While federal regulation is fought in court, states are making moves to cap prison phone call costs Today, HB6200: The Family Connections Bill was signed into law, bringing immediate relief to families with a loved one incarcerated. The bill received bipartisan...