Reflecting her past work in both the private sector and two previous General Assemblies, State Representative Margo McDermed was named the Republican Spokesperson on the Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges and the Judiciary- Civil Law House Committees.
As Spokesperson, Rep. McDermed will be responsible for leading the efforts of the minority caucus within each committee; including questioning witnesses who provide testimony at committee hearings, being the lead advocate for caucus positions on legislation assigned to that committee, and negotiating with the Committee Chairperson to reach bipartisan consensus on as many bills as possible.
Committee assignments for the 101st General Assembly were announced on Friday and in addition to her role as a minority spokesperson for the two previously mentioned committees, she will serve on the Judiciary- Criminal Law and the Revenue & Finance Committees.
Representative McDermed serves the 37th District, which includes most of Will County and a portion of Cook County. The district is a crucial transportation crossroads in Illinois and includes the stretch of I-80 from Tinley Park to New Lenox. Rep. McDermed also serves on the leadership team of the I80 coalition.