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Senate GOP leader Brady has kind parting words for Sen. Cullerton


By Glenn Minnis | Nov 21, 2019

Illinois State Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago)

Illinois State Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) is singing the praises of outgoing Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago).

“Senate President John Cullerton has led the Illinois Senate with honor and distinction and our chamber will forever be better as a result,” Brady said in a press release. “I have known John for many years, but it has been during the last two years in my role as Senate Republican Leader that I have seen firsthand the integrity, honesty and humor that he brought to the responsibilities his office entailed.”

After nearly 30 years in Springfield, the last 10 as Senate President, the 71-year-old Cullerton recently announced he plans to retire at the start of 2020. Brady has not been shy about saying he’ll be sad to see his colleague across the aisle go.

Illinois State Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington)

“We may not have always agreed on how best to address the issues facing the state, but there can be no denying John always put the people of Illinois first,” Brady said. “I wish the Senate President and his family well as he begins this next chapter in his life. I am grateful to have had him as a colleague, and I will forever be grateful to call him my friend.”

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