Wednesday January 9, 2019
Amy Grant sworn in as State Representative of 42nd District
Springfield – State Representative Amy Grant (R-Wheaton) was sworn into her first term in the Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday as the representative voice of Illinois’ 42nd House District.
Grant took her oath of office at a noon ceremony held at the University of Illinois at Springfield’s Sangamon Auditorium. She is one of 44 Republicans who will serve with 74 Democrats in the 101st General Assembly.
“It is vital that the 101th general assembly make its decisions based on the next generation and not the next election. I believe members must work in a bipartisan basis from the committee process to the last reading of upcoming bills to solve the long term issues of this state,” Representative Grant said.
Amy Grant is married with two children and has been a resident of Illinois for most of her adult life. She and her husband Jim have lived in Wheaton for more than 20 years.
Her professional experience includes teaching in both parochial and public schools, and management and sales in the private sector.
Prior to her election to the House of Representatives, Amy served on the DuPage County Board from 2012-2018. As a county board member, she helped institute reforms that will deliver a minimum of $120 million in taxpayer savings in the years ahead and which cut $43.9 million from the county’s budget. Always mindful of the high tax burden in DuPage County, she also supported an initiative to abolish the DuPage Water Commission’s sales tax – a move that saves consumers $36 million annually.
“From elementary and secondary school districts, to vocational and technical training, to community colleges along with colleges and universities, I want to ensure Illinois focuses on managing education with modern budgeting techniques. This can be done through accountability and ethics amongst my peers in the Capitol,” said Grant.
Grant earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and holds a Graduate Degree in Art History from Northern Illinois University.
Residents of the 42nd District can learn about Grant’s legislative agenda and the progress of her bills on her web site www.repgrant.com.