Mike Simmons, Illinois’ first openly gay state senator, looks to address economic and health disparities while thinking of his late mother, who urged him to ‘make a difference for other people’


Newly appointed Illinois state Sen. Mike Simmons says his priorities that include addressing economic insecurity and health disparities. At the same time, he’s considering longer term goals like reelection in 2022.

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February 12, 2021 at 01:12PM

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