Senator 43 District


SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus welcomes a new member – Eric Mattson.

The Joliet-native’s commitment to public service started at a young age through volunteer work and continued after graduation when joined the Joliet Fire Department. Mattson worked his way up the ranks to become a Joliet Fire Captain in 1996 and continues to serve in this role.

Following continued success in organized labor, Mattson was elected to become and currently serves as the president of the Joliet Fire Officers Local 2369. Mattson is a firm believer in collective bargaining rights and continues to advocate for health care access for working families across Illinois.

His commitment to public service is further shown through his previous service on the Board for Will County Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army.

Mattson has a strong record of standing up for the working class and is proudly committed to his public service work.

The Friday appointment of Mattson comes after former Senator John Connor resigned on April 30 to care for an immediate family member. The Joliet Democrat looks to draw inspiration from the work of previous Senators John Connor and Pat McGuire.