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.
via The State Journal-Register
February 6, 2021 at 12:43PM