010523CM0241DES PLAINES – State Senator Laura Murphy has been appointed to serve as Assistant Majority Leader of the Illinois Senate.

“I am honored to take on the role of Assistant Majority Leader,” said Murphy (D-Des Plaines). “It’s a privilege to be entrusted to represent my colleagues in this capacity, and I look forward to working with them to advance legislation that brings positive change to our great state.”

Murphy is one of four assistant leaders in the Senate Democratic Caucus who assist the Senate President to develop and implement an agenda for the majority party.

In addition to her duties as Assistant Majority Leader, Murphy serves as the chair of the Executive Appointments Committee, and sits on eight other Senate committees: appropriations, assignments, executive, higher education, labor, local government, public health, and transportation.

“It is my hope that through this opportunity I can continue to serve as a leader in making Illinois a better place for all,” said Murphy. “It is only through unity that we can ensure the Illinois government is serving the people of this great state.”