03142018 Manar Wiley

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) welcomed Ava Wiley of Rochester as his senator for the day at the Capitol this week.

Wiley, 13, is a seventh grader at Rochester Junior High School. Her hobbies include soccer, acting and following government and politics. Her mother, Kim Wiley, signed her up to be senator for the day as a Christmas gift.

During Wiley’s visit Wednesday, she toured the Capitol, attended a Senate budget hearing with Manar and accompanied him onto the Senate floor where she watched members debate and vote on legislation about firearms and school funding.

Senator Manar chatted with Wiley about her visit to the Capitol, about being a seventh grader in Rochester and about her interest in politics:

Category: People of the 48th