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.
ROCKFORD, Ill. – In the wake of recent arrests of elected officials in Illinois, state Rep. Maurice West II, D-Rockford, is calling for the creation of a bipartisan State Ethics Task Force to provide recommendations to change state rules to curb political abuse.
ROCKFORD, Ill. – The women’s self-defense seminar to be hosted by state Rep. Maurice West II, D-Rockford, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26 has been cancelled. No make-up date is planned at this time.
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Maurice West II, D-Rockford, is teaming up with the Rockford Police Department to provide self-defense training for women on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Rockford Police Department’s District 2 station, located at 1410 Broadway in Rockford.
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Maurice West II, D-Rockford, is applauding the release of state dollars for a $14.7 million grant for a job-creating jet repair hub at the Chicago Rockford International Airport.
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Concerned that increasing property taxes are hurting local families, state Rep. Maurice West II, D-Rockford, recently backed proposals to create a property tax relief fund and a property tax relief task force.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In response to the tragic workplace shooting that took place earlier this year in Aurora, state Rep. Maurice West II, D-Rockford, is supporting a series of reforms aimed at closing loopholes in the Firearms Owners Identification (FOID) card system to make sure an individual like the Aurora shooter cannot maintain easy access to guns.