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I am proud to serve as the State Senator from Illinois’ 47th District, representing much of western Illinois. I hope you’ll find this site a useful resource in keeping up to date with what’s happening in our district and in Springfield. Please contact any of my offices with questions or ways I can better serve you.

It is my honor to represent you in Springfield.

State Senator John Sullivan
47th Legislative District

Thanks in part to funds received through the State's Capital Bill, the City of Griggsville's sewer construction project is underway. Mayor Goewey recently took Senator Sullivan by a construction site to see the progress. See photos, below:

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Senator Sullivan was recently invited to tour Hofmeister Welding & Fabrication in Griggsville, IL, a local business that employs 20 full-time people from the area. Senator Sullivan thoroughly enjoyed the tour and heard about some of the issues this local business faces. See photos below:

Senator Sullivan recently enjoyed a tour of VIT School District. He visited with a group of high school juniors and seniors, and later with a group of 5th and 6th graders, and discussed the State's redistricting process, the diversity of Illinois, and how a bill becomes a law. Senator Sulliavn also enjoyed taking some enthusiastic questions from the students on a broad range of topics.

 As reported in the Quincy Herald-Whig, Senator Sullivan was recently voted the best Democratic State Senator by the blog Capitol Fax. Writer, editor, and publisher of the state politics-focused blog, Rich Miller recently wrote the following about Senator Sullivan:

"Sen. John Sullivan was voted best Democratic state senator. Sullivan is from Rushville, a little town in ‘Forgottonia,' otherwise known as Western Illinois. His conservatism often puts him more in line with his Republican colleagues (a zero percent rating from Planned Parenthood, endorsed by the NRA), and he regularly works with the other side. Sullivan hasn't convinced any Republicans to vote for his plan to float bonds to pay off past-due state bills, and the GOP will undoubtedly use that legislation against him this November. But his struggle to find a tiny bit of bipartisan consensus impressed my commenters, and impressed me as well."

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Senator Sullivan was recently honored with a plaque at the RSP&E Fire Protection District Open House. The Open House and dedication ceremony were held in honor of the opening of the RSP&E Fire Protection District Emergency Service Facility in Roseville. See photos below:

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Contact Info

Springfield Office:

417 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-2479

Quincy Office:

926 Broadway, #6
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-2295

Macomb Office:

1601 W. Jackson St., Suite 105
Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 833-5526