Letter to the Editor | Town hall turnout was impressive

Letter to the Editor | Town hall turnout was impressive

Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules recently to meet with me in Champaign for my town hall.

I would especially like to thank Rep. Carol Ammons for joining me to discuss important issues affecting our community.

We had a fantastic turnout, and we discussed everything from the state budget and protecting the middle class and vital state services to accessing affordable higher education and workforce training.

My role in Springfield is to represent you, and I take that responsibility very seriously. I appreciated your thoughtful questions about my recent votes. I sincerely hope that you always reach out if there's ever any concerns over legislation being considered in Springfield.

We may not agree on everything, but I am committed to always listening and offering an explanation for my votes.

It is through this total commitment of the entire community that we can truly make a positive difference in Champaign and in our state.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or thoughts on how we can improve our community. You can always reach me at 217-355-5252 or bennett@senatedemocrats.illinois.gov.