Assistant Minority Leader Hammond appointed to House Education Committees

MACOMB – On the heels of being appointed an Assistant House Minority Leader on Friday, State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) announced that she has been appointed to critical Education Committees for the 99th General Assembly.

Rep. Hammond now holds four important education committee posts that put her in an excellent position to advocate for much-needed reform. Hammond was appointed Minority Spokesperson of the Higher Education Committee, as a committee member on the new Community College Access Committee and Elementary & Secondary Education- School Curriculum and Policy Committee both created in January, and she was re-appointed to the Higher Education- Appropriations Committee.

Rep. Hammond stands as one of the strongest voices in the Illinois House for Higher Education issues facing downstate universities and colleges.  “Western Illinois University, Spoon River College, John Wood Community College, and Carl Sandburg College are all represented in my legislative district. I am eager to continue to advocate for the needs of our institutions of Higher Education in Illinois,” said Rep. Hammond on Thursday from Macomb.

Rep. Hammond was also appointed to the following committees: Human Services, Insurance, Transportation- Regulation Roads and Bridges, and as Minority Spokesperson of the Consumer Protection Committee.

Hammond encouraged residents of the 93rd district to contact her with questions or concerns on this or any other state issue. Hammond’s Macomb district office can be contacted at (309) 836-2707 and she can be reached via e-mail at Constituents can also visit her legislative website at www.norinehammond.orgto sign up for her electronic newsletter.

Hammond represents all or part of Brown, Cass, Fulton, Knox, Mason, McDonough, Schuyler and Warren counties.