Rose sworn into office: ‘It’s an honor to serve the people of Central Illinois’

State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) was sworn into office Jan. 9 at the Statehouse during the Illinois Senate Inauguration. 

“I want to thank the people of the 51st Senate District for entrusting me to represent them in Springfield,” Rose said. “It’s an honor to serve and be their voice at the Statehouse. I look forward to working on legislation and reforms this legislative session that can help the people of central and east-central Illinois. I encourage anyone who has a question, comment, or needs help with a government related issue to reach out to my office.” 

Rose’s last vote of the previous General Assembly, that occurred just two hours before the new General Assembly was sworn in, was a vote against legislation that would give 15 percent raises to certain state government department heads and positions that already pay six figures as requested by the new Democrat supermajorities.  

“Despite Illinois’ improved economy, our state budget is not in a position to handle pay raises for department heads – and certainly not ahead of increases for developmental disability providers, higher education, K-12 schools, or other worthy causes,” Rose said. 

Rose, who represents all or portions of Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Macon, McLean, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby, and Vermilion Counties, is also an Assistant Republican Leader for the Senate Republican Caucus. 

Rose’s office contacts: 

Champaign County District Office:” 510 S. Staley Rd., Suite D Champaign, IL 61822 – Phone: (217) 607-1853 

Macon County District Office: 5130 Hickory Point Frontage Road, Suite 103 Decatur, IL 62526 – Phone: (217) 330-9356

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