Government – State
State Senator Kwame Raoul is a leading progressive voice in the Illinois Senate. he has championed legislation on criminal justice reform including legislation aimed at breaking the code of silence by deterring intimidation of those who cooperate with law enforcement officers. As chairman of the Senate’s Pension and Investment Committee, Sen. Raoul has fought hard for pension ethics reform and has led efforts to expand opportunities for minority and women owned financial service firms and ridding the State’s pension system of corruption. When not serving in Springfield, Raoul serves as a partner with the law firm of Quarles & Brady.
State Senator Mattie Hunter has served in the Illinois General Assembly since 2003. Hunter serves in leadership as a majority caucus whip and currently as the chair of the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee. She also serves on the Human Services, Public Health, Executive and Appropriations Committees. Hunter is also a member of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus.