Remembering State Sen. Scott Bennett

Illinois Sen. Scott Bennett, a key legislative negotiator in clarifying the landmark SAFE-T Act criminal justice overhaul, has died.He was 45. Stacy Bennett said her husband died Friday, December 9, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign from complications of a large brain tumor. She said the family is shocked by the suddenness of his death. She said Bennett worked “to find solutions to society’s most pressing issues by finding common ground and compromise.” Bennett was an assistant Champaign County state’s attorney when he was appointed to the state Senate in 2015, replacing the current state treasurer. Bennett was elected to the seat three times. – Associated Press

In August 2020, Lamont Holden, University of Illinois music technology professor and guest host of The 21st, wrote a News Gazette article about being Black in America following the murder of George Floyd. After reading it, Sen. Bennett reached out to Holden to have a conversation. Both of them joined The 21st to discuss canabis policy, gun violence and improving community relations with law enforcement.


State Senator Chapin Rose

(R) 51st District

Michael Frerichs

(D) Illinois State Treasurer




via The 21st Show

December 12, 2022 at 01:12PM

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