Rep. Maurice A. West II
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 Backs Budget that Prioritizes Critical Services, Highlights Work to Better Lives of Rockford Residents
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As the spring legislative session concluded, state Rep. Maurice West II, D-Rockford, backed a responsible state spending plan that funds critical services like education, senior resources and health care, and highlighted his continuing effort in Springfield to address concerns facing Rockford families.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Concerned about new factors that can cause distracted driving, state Rep. Maurice West II, D-Rockford, passed a measure out of the House this week that would explicitly prohibit drivers from watching videos or movies on their phone while driving.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Highlighting the need to create high-paying jobs, state Rep. Maurice West II, D-Rockford, backed a proposal Thursday to create the 21st Century Employment Grant Program, an effort designed to allow employers to enter into public-private partnerships to create customized job training programs with community colleges and high schools.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Committed to addressing student mental health and youth suicide concerns, state Rep. Maurice West II, D-Rockford, passed legislation Thursday in the Illinois House that further directs school districts to offer a specialized training program to employees so that they may better assist students who are developing or experiencing a mental health disorder.
ROCKFORD, Ill. – As Teacher Appreciation Week is recognized, state Rep. Maurice West II, D-Rockford, is highlighting a recent effort to increase the base minimum salary for teachers in Illinois to $40,000 per year.
West Backs Effort to Give Survivors of Sexual Assault Wanted for Small Crimes Opportunity to Come Forward and Avoid Arrest
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Maurice West II, D-Rockford, recently supported legislation that would prohibit law enforcement from arresting a survivor of sexual assault if the survivor has an outstanding warrant for a low level crime and is reporting an assault.
Wanting to ensure that residents are not taken advantage of by unnecessary health insurance rate hikes, state Rep. Maurice West II, D-Rockford, recently backed legislation to require the Illinois Department of Insurance to review all rate changes and stop rate hikes found unreasonable.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Individuals about to be released from prison would be informed of their voting rights in Illinois under a proposal backed by state Rep. Maurice West II, D-Rockford.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Maurice West II, D-Rockford, recently helped pass legislation that will ensure that public junior high students are provided a semester course on civics.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Concerned that college students are not receiving the mental health resources they need, state Rep. Maurice West II, D-Rockford, recently helped pass legislation that would require public colleges to develop systems of support for students who may be experiencing mental health crises.