Illinois General Assembly - Senator Biography
Illinois General Assembly

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Senator Rickey R. Hendon (D) - Previous General Assembly (94th)
5th District
Assistant Majority Leader

Photograph of  Senator  Rickey R. Hendon (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 5th District
627 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-6252
District Office:
2928 West Madison
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 265-8611
(773) 265-8617 FAX

Years served: 1993 - Present

Committee assignments: Sen. Comm. Whole; Rules; Environment & Energy; Executive; Executive Appointments (Co-Chair); Housing & Community Affairs; Labor; Exec. Subcommittee - St./Loc. Gov't (Sub-Chair); Exec. Subcommittee on Amendments; Exec.Subcommitte on Gaming.

Biography: Born December 8, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio. Attended Farragut High School, (Chicago) 1969-1970. Youngest African American male ever appointed to serve as Assistant Majority Leader in the Illinois State Senate. Married (wife, Dawn) has five children, Wendy, Tamar, Tyler, Rickey and Skye. His softball team, The Fighting 5th competed in the National ASA Tournament coming in 15th out of 56 teams. The Fighting 5th played 3 games in the NSA as well

Associated Representative(s): Annazette Collins
 Arthur L. Turner