Andrew (Andrew) S. Chesney (R-45)

State Senator Andrew Chesney

Andrew (Andrew) S. Chesney (R-45)
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Capitol: 217.782.7206
FAX: 217.782.3242
District: 815.232.0774
Section A, Office J Stratton Office Building 401 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62706
50 West Douglas Street
Freeport, IL 61032
Residence:Freeport, IL

Committee Assignments

Committee Assignments


There is no more important place to me in the world than northwest Illinois. My family, my home, and my business have always been here. I want to make sure that the opportunities that I have been afforded in this part of Illinois are available for generations to come. Northwest Illinois deserves a strong and independent voice to represent us in Springfield. I hope the voters in the 45th Senate District will entrust me to be that voice in November. It has been my honor to serve the people of the 89th District as their representative in the Illinois House and now I am asking voters to vote for me for the Illinois Senate. I have worked hard to make sure that my constituents have a voice in the Illinois Legislature. I am your advocate now and will always be a voice for you when it comes to addressing issues that impact your family and your business. I have served in the local office as a Freeport Alderman and that is where I learned first-hand about the impact that Springfield has on local governments. Unfunded Mandates dictated by Springfield politicians and now crippling laws that strip law enforcement of their authority and enabling criminals are the types of legislation that I will always oppose. I also grew up working and learning with my father how to build a business. I learned a lot about how government impacts businesses and many times hinders the ability of a business to thrive. Growth in our economy is a keystone to jobs and economic development. Government, especially state government, needs to create an environment where businesses flourish and where we have more opportunity not less. In 2013 I was blessed to be married to my wife Kelly. Kelly and I live in Freeport with our two dogs Hector and Paley. And although Freeport is my home today, I was raised in Shannon, Illinois, and am a proud graduate of Eastland High School. In 2004, I graduated cum laude from Arizona State University with a degree in Communication. I look forward to meeting with residents across the 45th Illinois State Senate District and discussing the issues that are important to everyone in Northwest Illinois. I hope I have the opportunity to meet with you personally to hear your thoughts on how we can improve our local economy, better support parents and students in the classroom, and bring about much-needed reform in our state government.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Kelly   DOB: 1/11/1982
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