Springfield’s Doris Turner selected as new 48th District state senator


Illinois State Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, stands with Doris Turner, Ward 3 Alderman in Springfield, right, as Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker answers questions after signing into law a massive expansion of gambling in Illinois and a $45 billion construction and infrastructure plan during a ceremony at the Lincoln Depot, Friday, June 28, 2019, in Springfield, Ill. The capital plan includes $122 million to complete work on relocating train traffic in Springfield away from the Third Street corridor and onto 10th Street. [Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register]

Doris Turner is now Senator Turner. 

Democratic Party officials in the 48th Illinois Senate District met in Springfield Saturday morning and appointed Turner to serve out the remainder of former state Sen. Andy Manar’s term. 

Manar resigned Jan. 17 after eight years in the Illinois Senate to become a senior advisor to Gov. JB Pritzker. He departed with less than two years remaining in his term.

Turner has served on the Springfield City Council representing Ward 3 since 2011. 

Prior to that, she spent a decade serving as a Sangamon County Board member and has been the county’s Democratic Party chairwoman since 2012.

This story will be updated. 

Contact Natalie Pierre at npierre@gannett.com or on Twitter @NataliePierre_.

via The State Journal-Register

February 6, 2021 at 12:43PM

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