SPRINGFIELD – State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) and his wife, Joan, joined in the celebration and swearing-in ceremony of the 42nd Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, and the state's constitutional officers on Monday.
"I look forward to being a part of a new era for state government where common sense can prevail and bipartisan solutions are implemented to resolve some of our most pressing issues. During my discussions with Governor Rauner and his newly appointed staff, they seem very willing to include everyone in the process and are open to new ideas," Sullivan said.
Sullivan also congratulated Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Secretary of State Jesse White, along with the newly elected Treasurer, Mike Frerichs and appointed Comptroller, Leslie Munger.
"With their leadership and proven expertise, I feel confident the state will move forward in a positive direction," Sullivan said.