State Rep. Kathleen Willis Announces House Committee Assignments
02/02/2015State Rep. Kathleen Willis Announces
House Committee Assignments
NORTHLAKE, IL – Hoping to take the opportunity to tackle important issues and address the state’s fiscal crisis, State Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-Addison) announced her appointment to several House committees, including serving as vice-chairperson for the Cities and Villages Committee and as a member of the State Government Administration Committee.
“I am ready to embrace the challenges ahead and fight for the working families both in my district and throughout the state,” Willis said. “As vice-chairperson for the Cities & Villages Committee and as a member of the State Government Administration Committee, I am eager to work with other government departments and local municipalities to ensure we’re providing the best services for our taxpayers.”
Willis has also been assigned to the Human Services Appropriations Committee, Higher Education Committee, Elementary and Secondary Education Policy Curriculum Committee and the Special Needs Services Committee.
As a former Addison School Board Member and former coordinator of Access Services at Elmhurst College, Willis’ background provides important understanding to address the issues that may be raised in the committees. Willis is dedicated to reviewing the budgets with state directors to ensure that unnecessary spending is eliminated to avoid devastating cuts to vital human services, in addition to working to make sure our young people are best prepared for the workforce through her work on the education committees.
“I’m eager to bring my experience to these committees and work to find real solutions for the people of Illinois and our region in particular,” Willis said. “We face a variety of serious challenges and I will use these diverse committee posts to make progress on multiple fronts.”
Kathleen Willis is serving her second term in the Illinois General Assembly as State Representative of the 77th District, which includes O’Hare Airport and portions of Addison, Bellwood, Bensenville, Franklin Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, Stone Park, and Wood Dale.