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Morrison Takes Senate Seat Wednesday

Deerfield’s Julie Morrison replaces Lake Forest’s Susan Garrett as area’s state senator.

State Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) took her seat in the 98th Illinois General Assembly today after being sworn into office fully aware of the seriousness of the job facing her yet honored to be part of the process.

“The gravity of the fiscal uncertainty I will be facing is tempering the excitement I feel,” Morrison said Tuesday on her way to Springfield.

Earlier: Morrison Defeats Friedman in IL 29thState Senate Race

Morrison will replace former state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) whose retirement became official at noon today when Morrison took her seat.

Concentrating on job creation, economic development and a business friendly economic climate, Morrison also considers the environment, especially the protection of Lake Michigan, a priority, according to a news release. She is also eager to begin the term.

“I am so honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of the 29th District and all the people of Illinois,” Morrison said in the release. “I am eager to get to work to address the needs and concerns of constituents and the challenges facing our state.”

Morrison’s district office will be at 700 Osterman Ave. in Deerfield. Constituents who need to contact her can stop by or call 847-945-5200.

Before entering the State Senate, Morrison served as the West Deerfield Township supervisor for more than 15 years. 

McCloud January 10, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Great, higher taxes, more debt, higher unemployment, less new business. The Progressive way!
RB January 10, 2013 at 07:15 PM
Mac, do you ever have anything new to say? Have you started sleeping again after the Obama Victory? You'll get your chance again in 2016, but Hillary will win then and in 2020 but keep those right wing eyes set on 2024! That's the year! Cubs too!
Mosober January 10, 2013 at 09:40 PM
Julie, Trust you will do the right thing as you cant be any worse that Garrett. Stop the nonsense with the Madigan cult and get Illinois back to where it needs to be. By the way is the governor retarded or does he just try to sound this way? Maybe you can get his to relieve some pressure on his little brain.
McCloud January 10, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Whoa, you are getting ahead of yourself there. The state of IL is already broke, CA left the cliff years ago, and the feds are almost there. Obama passed a tax increase, that should cover the Sandy relief bill, so with the fire hose out control spending, soon there will be a snap in the financial markets, they can't sustain it. Its anyone's guess if the country remains as it is anymore,
Cole Pierce January 12, 2013 at 01:48 AM
It's fun to see the freaks of the now defunct GOP lose the rest of there brains here. The Dems must be doing something right to piss off the less educated here. Go Dems!

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