Galesburg Register Mail: Talk, text, meet, repeat

“When I’m actually in the district,” Hammond said, referring to her Macomb office, “one-on-one, either having meetings with constituents or just having coffee, that is the meaningful part for me.”

As she explained, representing 108,000 people keeps a state rep busy, but the constituents are the ones she calls “the real people,” those who rely on her as way to voice themselves.

To read more of Antwon R. Martin’s Galesburg Register-Mail series on a day in the life of Knox County’s state legislators, click here and here.