The Illinois Senate Dec. 3 re-elected Oak Park’s Don Harmon as senate president, this time for a full two-year term, according to Shia Kapos, in Politico’s Illinois Playbook.

Harmon, first elected to the Illinois Senate in 2002, took over as senate president earlier this year to serve the remainder of former Senate President John Cullerton’s term, following Cullerton’s retirement in early 2020.

The Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus threw its support behind Harmon, who will begin his full-term Jan. 13 as president of the Illinois Senate’s 102nd general assembly.

“I am honored and humbled to have the support of my colleagues to serve as president of the Illinois Senate,” said Harmon in a statement sent to Wednesday Journal by the caucus.

“We have a fantastically talented collection of Senate Democrats who are ready to make their mark, solve problems and lead Illinois through an upcoming year that will be filled with both challenges and accomplishments.”


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