Rep. Maurice A. West II
277-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
E.J. “Zeke” Giorgi Center
200 S. Wyman
Rockford, IL 61101
Full-time legislator; ordained minister; M.A., Chicago School of Professional Psychology; B.S., Illinois College; former director of the Career Development at Rockford University; served on boards for Community Action Agency, Rockford Area Arts Council and Rockford Association for Minority Management; award-winning music composer; married.
West Responds to Governor’s State of the State Address, Urges Investment to Support Education, Job Training and Public Safety
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Maurice West, D-Rockford, issued the following statement Wednesday after Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s annual State of the State and Budget Address:
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Issues Statement in Response to Release of Police Body Camera Footage of Killing of Tyre Nichols
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In response to the release of police body camera footage showing the killing of Tyre Nichols at the hands of five Memphis officers, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) released the following statement:
West takes Oath, Emphasizes Work Ahead to Support Families
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Maurice West, D-Rockford, issued the following statement Wednesday after being sworn in for a new term:
West Supports SAFE-T Act Update, Underscores Continued Work to Tackle Public Safety Concerns
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following discussions with law enforcement, prosecutors and public safety advocates, state Rep. Maurice West, D-Rockford, supported an update to the SAFE-T Act Thursday that strengthens and clarifies the existing law aimed at making communities safer.
West Statement on Overturn of Roe v. Wade
ROCKFORD, Ill. – With Friday’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, state Rep. Maurice West, D-Rockford, issued the following statement.
West Named Chairperson of Legislative Ethics Commission, Underscores Need to Restore Trust in State Government
ROCKFORD, Ill. – After years of leadership and advocacy on issues related to state ethics, state Rep. Maurice West, D-Rockford, has been named chairperson of the state’s Legislative Ethics Commission.
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Celebrates Confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Upon the historic confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus released the following statement:
West Proposal to Help College Students Access Assistance Heads to Governor
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Students at public universities and community colleges would have easy access to an on-campus benefits navigator beyond tuition aid under a plan passed by state Rep. Maurice West, D-Rockford
House Democratic Committee Chairs Emphasize Need for Strong Investment in College Mental Health Services
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As budget discussions continue and the General Assembly nears adjournment, the chairs for the House Higher Education, Appropriations-Higher Education and Mental Health and Addiction Committees are encouraging their colleagues to support increased...
Illinois House Appoints Justice Michael McCuskey as Legislative Inspector General
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following the Democrat's commitment to ensure ethical oversight over the General Assembly, the Illinois House of Representatives took decisive action to appoint Michael McCuskey, a veteran judge of both federal district court and state circuit...