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Peters launches listening tour of 13th Senate District

Published: Monday, February 04, 2019 05:26 PM

Peters2019CHICAGO – State Senator Robert Peters (D – Chicago) will spend two weeks in February touring the 13th Senate district to meet constituents and discuss their expectations for him in Springfield.

“My biggest concern as a Senator is to ensure that the communities I represent are receiving the attention they require,” Peters said. “I want to actively pursue the goals the people of this district believe to be important, and there’s no better way to do that then to come directly to the people of the 13th District.”

Peters joins colleagues for swearing in to 101st General Assembly

Published: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 02:00 PM

peters 010919SPRINGFIELD —State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) joined colleagues on Wednesday to be sworn in to the Illinois State Senate, replacing former Senator Kwame Raoul.

Peters is a former community organizer who was born and raised on Chicago’s South Side. He overcame immense personal hurdles in his early life, having been born deaf and with a speech impediment, and credits his community for never letting him down.

“I hope my appointment to the Senate shows other young people that it doesn’t take bootstraps to succeed – it takes community,” Peters said. “As senator, I will give back to those who gave me a chance by focusing on issues important to my district, like a balanced budget, criminal justice reform, clean energy jobs and quality public education.”

Peters has also been named secretary for the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus. He will represent the 13th Senate District, which stretches along Lake Michigan from downtown Chicago through the South Side.

For more information on Senator Peters and to contact him, visit his website at www.senatorrobertpeters.com.

Peters selected to fill Senate seat vacated by Raoul

Published: Monday, January 07, 2019 11:53 AM

peters swearingin 010719SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) was sworn in to the Illinois Senate on Sunday, Jan. 6, to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General-elect Kwame Raoul.

Peters is a political activist born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. He was born deaf and with a speech impediment, to a biological mother who was addicted to drugs and alcohol. He credits his experience being raised by his adopted mother, a social worker, and father, a civil rights lawyer, for his passion for public service.

Sen. Robert Peters

Sen. Robert Peters

13th District

Years served: 2019–Present

Committee assignments: Criminal Law; Financial Institutions; Human Services; Local Government (Vice-Chairperson); Telecommunications & InfoTechnology; Veterans Affairs.

Associated Representatives:
Kambium Buckner
Curtis J. Tarver II