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House Republican Leader Jim Durkin today selected State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) as an Assistant Minority Leader for the House Republican Caucus. This announcement marks her third consecutive appointment to the leadership position.
Upon hearing of the appointment Rep. Hammond stated, “I am grateful to Leader Durkin for allowing me to again serve in this capacity. I appreciate this opportunity and I am ready to meet the challenges of the position in the 101st General Assembly, ensuring that our area has a strong voice in the Legislature.”
Rep. Hammond originally joined the Illinois General Assembly in December 2010 to fill the vacancy of the late Rep. Rich Myers. As a lawmaker, she advocates for agriculture, higher education, and job creation. Additionally, Hammond’s focus remains on preserving Amtrak services across the State and increased funding for colleges throughout Illinois, through her role as Minority Chair on the Higher Education Committee.
Norine attended Western Illinois University in Macomb. She served as an Emmet Township Trustee from 2004 – 2006, and became Township Supervisor in 2006. She also served on the Macomb Planning Commission. Norine is married to Leonard and together they raised one daughter, Trish.
***Report Courtesy of State Representative Hammond***