State Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) took her seat in the 98th Illinois General Assembly today after being sworn into office fully aware of the seriousness of the job facing her yet honored to be part of the process.
“The gravity of the fiscal uncertainty I will be facing is tempering the excitement I feel,” Morrison said Tuesday on her way to Springfield.
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Morrison will replace former state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) whose retirement became official at noon today when Morrison took her seat.
Concentrating on job creation, economic development and a business friendly economic climate, Morrison also considers the environment, especially the protection of Lake Michigan, a priority, according to a news release. She is also eager to begin the term.
“I am so honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of the 29th District and all the people of Illinois,” Morrison said in the release. “I am eager to get to work to address the needs and concerns of constituents and the challenges facing our state.”
Morrison’s district office will be at 700 Osterman Ave. in Deerfield. Constituents who need to contact her can stop by or call 847-945-5200.
Before entering the State Senate, Morrison served as the West Deerfield Township supervisor for more than 15 years.