Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) for the third time took the Oath of Office to represent the 3rd Legislative District as a member of the 98th General Assembly.

Hunter has established an impressive legacy of public service having now served in the Illinois Senate since 2003 representing the 3rd Senate District, composed of such diverse communities as Englewood, South Loop, Washington Park and Back of the Yards.

Hunter throughout her tenure in the legislature has been a strong voice for the health and well-being of all citizens. Hunter has served as Chair of the Senate’s Human Services Committee and Co-Chair of the Public Health Committee (having served alongside President Barack Obama when he chaired the Public Health Committee as a State Senator). She currently holds the leadership position of Majority Caucus Whip.

“I am proud to be returning to the Senate and looking forward to continuing serving my constituents’ best interest and doing my part to better the overall condition and the health of people in this state,” said Hunter.

The Inauguration of Illinois’ 98th General Assembly took place in Springfield in the Chamber of the Illinois State Senate. Senator Hunter’s siblings, relatives, friends, colleagues and constituents all participated in celebrating and congratulating her upon the beginning of her new term as a state legislator.