Continuing his dedicated service to the 41st Senate District, State Sen. John F. Curran (R-Downers Grove) was sworn in to his first term as an elected senator on Inauguration Day, Jan. 9 in the Capitol. The honor follows Curran’s accomplished career as an appointed state senator and DuPage County Board Member.
“I am humbled to be elected to represent the residents of the 41st District and look forward to continuing the work I began in 2017 as their senator,” said Curran. “As a community, it’s been a trying year with the threat of Sterigenics and Illinois’ rising costs and taxes. Entering the new year, my legislative priorities are steadfast. I will not stop pushing for the shutdown of Sterigenics until we know our Willowbrook community is safe from carcinogens. The time to pass more measures to prevent sexual harassment, discrimination and abuse in and out of the workplace is long overdue, and I will continue my work on the sexual harassment task force to actively pursue those changes. As before, I am retain my focus on reducing wasteful government spending and making Illinois more affordable for families and college students.”
Curran was first sworn in to the Illinois Senate in August 2017 when he was appointed to replace Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno following her retirement. In his time in office, Curran has led efforts to reduce government waste, including a local consolidation bill to dissolve the DuPage County Election Commission into the County Clerk, saving taxpayer dollars and reducing election errors, and an initiative to allow for state agencies to donate leftover food to local nonprofits and donation collections to reduce food waste and help the less fortunate in Illinois.
In response to national events of violence and concerns for the community’s safety this past year, the senator quickly rose to action to pass bipartisan public safety measures and mental health reform. Curran notably negotiated a revised Gun Dealer Licensing Act to more thoroughly regulate firearm purchases and advanced key legislation to accomplish the following:
The Inauguration took place in the Illinois Senate Chamber, where Curran was sworn in before his wife Sue, four daughters and niece as the 101st General Assembly convened.
As the state senator for the 41st District, Curran will continue to represent constituents in all or some of the communities of Lemont, Indian Head Park, LaGrange, Western Springs, Homer Glen, Burr Ridge, Darien, Downers Grove, Lisle, Willowbrook, Woodridge, Naperville and Bolingbrook.
Constituents may reach Senator Curran’s district office by phone at (630) 796-2623 or by email through his legislative website, senatorcurran.com.