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bennett inaugSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) was sworn into office today for another term in the Illinois Senate.

“With the beginning of the 102nd General Assembly, I am hopeful that we can come together as a body to help our communities move forward from COVID-19,” Bennett said. “I will continue addressing the challenges facing the people of central and east-central Illinois, and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the 52nd District for another term.”

Bennett has represented the 52nd District since his appointment in 2015 to fill the vacancy left by Michael Frerichs, who resigned after he was elected state treasurer. The district includes parts of Champaign and Vermilion Counties and includes communities such as Champaign-Urbana, Rantoul and Danville.

Bennett has championed many legislative issues, such as strengthening coal ash pollution protections and successfully launching the Farm Family Resource Initiative, and has been a longtime advocate to colleges and universities. He plans to continue to fight for robust investment in higher education and to make agriculture and economic development a priority.

Bennett strives to keep everyone updated with the most helpful and accurate information, and encourages people to reach out via his website with questions and concerns or to contact one of his district offices:

· Champaign: 217-355-5252
· Rantoul: 217-422-5252

This week marks the start of the 102nd General Assembly.