Sue (Sue) Rezin (R-38)

State Senator Sue Rezin

Sue (Sue) Rezin (R-38)
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Capitol: 217.782.3840
FAX: 217.782.7818
District: 815.220.8720
Senator
Room 309-J Capitol Building 301 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62706
350 Fifth Street
Peru, IL 61354
Residence:Morris, IL

Committee Assignments

Bio

Senator Sue Rezin was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in November of 2010, and was then appointed to the Illinois State Senate. She was sworn in as State Senator on December 14, 2010, and has continually represented the 38th Legislative District since then. Currently, she serves as Assistant Leader in the Senate Republican Caucus, and has served in this role since 2015. Senator Rezin currently serves as the Minority Spokesperson on the Senate Energy and Public Utilities and Senate Revenue committees. She is also a member of the Education, Executive, and Government Accountability and Pensions committees, as well as a member of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. On a national level, Senator Rezin is an active member of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), which is a bipartisan organization that brings legislators and staff from across the county together to collaborate and share information to help craft the best solutions to problems states face. Senator Rezin currently serves on NCSL's 63-member Executive Committee and Task Force on Energy Supply. Additional committee and task force appointments have included the Education Funding Reform Commission, Education Funding Advisory Committee, the Young Adult Heroin Use Task Force, the Social Security Retirement Pay Task Force, the Illinois Veterans Advisory Council, the Task Force on Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation, the Illinois Electric Vehicle Advisory Council the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR), and the Unemployment Insurance Task Force. In 2015, Sen. Rezin was appointed to the Commission to End Hunger and reappointed to the Veterans Advisory Council. Senator Rezin helped establish the Grundy County summer internship program. Teaming up with the Grundy Area Vocational Center, the Grundy Economic Development Council, and several local employers, Senator Rezin has helped dozens of students obtain high quality internships. The goal is to not only provide students with a real world, hands on experience at great companies, but to entice students to stay in the area by working here. In 2016, Sen. Rezin established her Youth Advisory Council. This Council gives dozens of high school students from across the 38th Senate District, who are selected by their principals and teachers, a unique, hands-on experience in state government. The group receives a tour of the Capitol Building, visits the floor level of the Senate Chamber, sees how the General Assembly operates first-hand and up-close, and hears from other State Senators, political leaders, and those involved in public policy once a year in Springfield. Students also discuss and debate issues important to them, and then put forward proposals they feel could help make Illinois better. During another time of the year, the group meets in the district. There, students hear from a wide range of speakers such as business professionals, coaches, educators, and political leaders. This is also where they continue the discussion of issues important to them, with Sen. Rezin facilitating the discussion. Senator Rezin is a graduate of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government's Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program. She is also the recipient of the Partnership of the Year Award from the Grundy County Economic Development, the Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR Friend of Agriculture Award, and the Highest Voting Record Supporting the Agricultural County Award from the Will County Farm Bureau. In 2015, Sen. Rezin received the Illinois Valley Women of Distinction Award. In 2016, Sen. Rezin received the Women in Politics Making a Difference Award by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). In 2018, she received the Illinois Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Award and the Illinois Community College Trustees Association Outstanding Legislator Award. As a graduate of Augustana College, Senator Rezin earned a degree in International Business and Political Science with a minor in Hispanic Studies. For nearly two decades, she has been the co-owner and manager of her family's real estate company. Senator Rezin and her husband, Keith, reside in Morris and have four children.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Keith Rezin   
Counties Representing
Bureau
Grundy
Iroquois
Kankakee
La Salle
Livingston
Putnam
Will