Rep. Stephens Votes in Favor of Chicago Elected School Board Bill

SPRINGFIELD… State Representative Brad Stephens (R-Rosemont) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Chicago Elected School Board legislation in Springfield.

Rep. Stephens said, “It is important to get this issue out of the hands of the legislators in Springfield and into the hands of the people of each of these districts.”

“While it is not what I had hoped for which was a fully elected school board on day one, however, this begins the process to eventually achieving just that,” said Stephens.

“I look forward to working with my colleagues on legislation to address some issues such as campaign finance restrictions, the eventual redistricting process, and the responsibilities of drawing a map that represents any population shift that may occur. I will also work on any other issues that may arise during this process,” concluded Rep. Stephens.