Rep. Joyce Mason

(D-Gurnee)
61st District
Rep Joyce Mason

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Springfield Office:
247-E Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8151
District Office:
36100 Brookside Dr.
Suites LL 60
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 485-9986
Biography
Full-time legislator; former vice president of the Gurnee-based Woodland Community School District 50 Board of Education; human resources consultant, SHRM-SCP and SPHR certified; B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago; M.B.A., Keller Graduate School of Management; board member of A Safe Place Lake County Crisis Center and El Puente Latino; has two children.
Mason Hosts Fair Tax Informational Session

Mason Hosts Fair Tax Informational Session

GURNEE, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, held a Fair Tax Informational Session at the Warren-Newport Public Library on Thursday. The Fair Tax Informational Session was hosted in coordination with Northwest Lake County League of Women Voters, and featured Ralph Martire, a representative from the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, a bipartisan think-tank that promotes fiscal responsibility.

Mason Passes Legislation Regulating Emissions of Ethylene Oxide

Mason Passes Legislation Regulating Emissions of Ethylene Oxide

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Residents of Lake County will soon be able to breathe easier, thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 1854, a measure sponsored by state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, that cracks down on facilities that emit the cancer-causing chemical ethylene oxide. Senate Bill 1854 has passed both houses and now makes its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.

Mason Supports Legislation to End Human Trafficking in Illinois

Mason Supports Legislation to End Human Trafficking in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is sponsoring Senate Bill 1890, a measure that creates additional safeguards for victims of human trafficking by expanding law enforcement trainings, extending the criminal statute of limitations and cracking down on businesses associated with human trafficking.

Mason Sponsors Legislation to Destigmatize Mental Health on Campus

Mason Sponsors Legislation to Destigmatize Mental Health on Campus

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Students attending Illinois colleges and universities could soon be feeling a little less stress if House Bill 2152, sponsored by state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is approved by the Illinois General Assembly this month. The primary objective of House Bill 2152 is to create the Mental Health Early Action on Campus Act, which bolsters mental health awareness at Illinois schools by working with students, local health organizations and medical experts to implement additional mental health resources on college campuses across the state.

Mason Sponsors Legislation Protecting LGBTQ Seniors from Discrimination

Mason Sponsors Legislation Protecting LGBTQ Seniors from Discrimination

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Discrimination against LGBTQ seniors in assisted-living facilities would no longer be legal if legislation sponsored by state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, passes the Illinois House this month. Senate Bill 1319 seeks to close a loophole in Illinois discrimination law that has left many LGBTQ seniors in fear of discrimination while searching for long-term care.

Mason Advances Plan to Protect Access to Health Care

Mason Advances Plan to Protect Access to Health Care

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is fighting to preserve health insurance for individuals with pre-existing conditions by sponsoring Senate Bill 2026, which she passed out of the House Human Services Committee on Wednesday.

Mason Introduces Resolution Honoring Late Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis

Mason Introduces Resolution Honoring Late Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, introduced House Joint Resolution 59 to commemorate the life of late Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis. Ellis was on duty when he was struck by a wrong-way driver on March 30. Ellis was driving to his home in Antioch when the fatal collision occurred on Interstate 94. The 36 year-old state trooper is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Mason Launches Senior Advisory Council

Mason Launches Senior Advisory Council

GURNEE, Ill. – Nearly a dozen community members convened with state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, at her constituent services office on Monday for the first official meeting of Mason’s Senior Advisory Council.

Mason Passes “Buy American” Act to Support Local Jobs

Mason Passes “Buy American” Act to Support Local Jobs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State agencies would be required to prioritize American-made products when making purchases under legislation passed out of the Illinois House by state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, to help grow the local economy and expand job opportunities.