- Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013 03:58 PM
SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Senator Andy Manar (D – Bunker Hill) was sworn in today as the Illinois State Senator for the 48th Legislative District.
“I consider it a privilege to represent the residents of the 48th District in Springfield,” Manar said. “The voters of Central Illinois have entrusted me to work together with fellow Democrats and Republicans in balancing our budget, improving education opportunities for our children, and ensuring our business community has the tools necessary to grow and expand.”
Manar comes to Springfield after serving as the Chairman of the Macoupin County Board, where his leadership led to a balanced budget at a time of a significant loss in tax revenue due to the closing of several mines throughout the county.
In addition, Manar eliminated costly pension plans for elected officials and helped establish a public-private partnership between business and government to assist government in adopting smart business practices.
“As a lifelong resident of the 48th District, I am looking forward to fighting to ensure Central Illinois receives the attention and resources necessary for our communities to grow and prosper.”
The 48th Legislative District stretches from Springfield’s east side to Decatur, and runs south to include Montgomery and portions of Macoupin and Madison counties. Senator Manar resides in Bunker Hill with his wife, Trista, and their three children.