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SPRINGFIELD — Ashley Solano, a senior at Sangamon Valley High School, joined State Senator Andy Manar at the Illinois Capitol as his senator for the day last week.

Solano, 19, of Illiopolis is the daughter of Toshia Solano. She was at the Capitol Wednesday, April 18.

During her visit, Solano toured the building, accompanied Manar to appropriations and labor hearings, and joined him on the Senate floor as lawmakers debated and voted on legislation.

Solano is involved in theater, art and basketball at Sangamon Valley High School. She will graduate in May.

Watch Ashley and Senator Manar discuss her visit to the Capitol, her interest in theater and her plans for the future.

Category: People of the 48th