State Representative Norine Hammond represents the 94th District in the Illinois House of Representatives. Born and raised in Illinois, Norine Hammond is honored to serve the residents of thirteen counties in west-central Illinois. They include all or part of the following: Adams, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, Mason, McDonough, Mercer, Peoria, Rock Island, Schuyler, Tazewell, and Warren.
Representative Hammond attended Western Illinois University. She married her husband, Leonard, and they began raising their daughter, Trish, in Macomb. During this time, Hammond worked as a Legislative Aide to Representative Rich Myers. In that capacity, she handled constituent issues, working directly with the agencies and their governmental liaisons in an effort to address constituents’ concerns. In addition, she served as Emmet Township Trustee 2002 – 2006, Township Supervisor 2006-2014, and as a member of the Macomb Planning Commission.
On Dec 9, 2010, Hammond was appointed to fill the vacancy of the late Rep. Myers and began her work to ensure that Western Illinois continued to have a strong voice in the Illinois House of Representatives.
In 2023, Representative Hammond was honored to be named Deputy Republican Leader and chief budget negotiator for the House Republican Caucus. As chief budgeteer, she is committed to a bipartisan budget process that is open, transparent, and accountable to hardworking Illinois families.
Representative Hammond is an advocate for preserving Amtrak services across the state, as well as supporting our veterans, and ensuring state agencies work best for all Illinoisans. Throughout her legislative career, Rep. Hammond has worked for increased funding for universities and community colleges throughout Illinois.
Her legislative priorities are based on the concerns and issues that residents, businesses, and local governments have in the 94th District. Hammond continually sponsors legislation to grow Illinois’ economy, providing good-paying jobs for working families. She has passed legislation to address the teacher shortage; keep Illinois students attending Illinois colleges and universities; fairly fund public K-12 education; and protect our seniors and most vulnerable citizens.
Representative Hammond represents the State of Illinois on the Council of State Governments Agriculture Committee and serves as President of the Board of State Agriculture and Rural Leaders (SARL), a group of legislators from throughout the United States and Canada focusing on agriculture issues. In the Illinois House, she serves as the Republican Spokesperson on the House Rules Committee and Human Services Committee. Her other committee assignments include: Consumer Protection; Executive; Public Utilities; and Gaming.
Hammond’s legislative accomplishments have earned her awards from the Illinois Education Association, the Illinois Health Care Association, the Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Illinois Soil & Water Conservation Districts, and the Illinois Farm Bureau.