Morrison Statement on New IL House Speaker

Below is a statement from State Rep. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) on the election of a new Speaker of the Illinois House:

“This is a monumental day in Illinois state government. After 35 years of the same leadership, the House has elected a new Speaker. This change is long overdue, and I congratulate Representative Emanuel Chris Welch on his new role. As Speaker, Welch has promised to approach his role in a bipartisan manner, and I commend him in this intention. It is only through true bipartisan, collaborative efforts that we will achieve the best path forward for Illinois. I look forward to conversations across the aisle as we work to address our state’s major issues.”