SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Senator Andy Manar (D–Bunker Hill) joined other freshman members on Wednesday for the second meeting of Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon’s Firearms Working Group.  

As one of only two members who represent districts in the southern portion of the state, Manar looks forward to being a voice for the region in the discussions.

“I think we all recognize that there is a geographical divide when it comes to discussing the rights of gun owners in Illinois,” Manar said. “I’m glad that we have members in the group from different areas of the state and I look forward to representing central and southern Illinois residents in these meetings.”

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SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Senator Andy Manar (D–Bunker Hill) announced today that he has opened two legislative offices located in different regions of the 48th Senate District.

“These offices are an important resource for constituents in the district,” Manar said. “If a resident is having issues dealing with a state agency or would like access to a state resource, they simply need to reach out to one of the office locations.”

Manar also noted that these offices are an important communication resource to proactively keep citizens informed on issue that affect them.

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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) was appointed this week to serve on the Senate Committee on Appropriations I and II, which are key state budget committees tasked with examining state finances and putting together the details of the state budget. Manar is eager to bring his recent experience resolving budget deficits on the local government level to the committee and to work with his colleagues to resolve the state’s fiscal concerns.

“Our state is currently facing serious budget issues; some of these same issues I dealt with while serving as the chairman on the Macoupin County Board,” Manar said. “I anticipate legislators will have to make some tough choices, but I am optimistic that both sides can work together to balance our budget while still properly funding important state programs.”

Shortly after Manar was elected chairman of the Macoupin County Board, the county was dealing with record deficits due to the loss of two coal mines. Manar, along with other board members, made balancing the county’s checkbook the top priority.

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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.

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