SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) was sworn into office today at the Inaugural Ceremony at the Illinois State Capitol. As her first act as State Senator, Castro immediately supported a new Senate rule to leadership in the Senate to 10 years.   

“Voters of the 22nd District have entrusted to me the responsibility to be their voice in Springfield and I am honored to officially begin that duty today,” said Sen. Castro. “Term limits for leadership was one of my top priorities as a new senator, I’m happy to have made that happen as my first official act. Today in the Senate, we take the first step.”

With the adoption of Senate Resolution 3, Senate leadership term limits become part of the Senate rules, and do so immediately.

“Just as new senators are needed to bring new ideas, rotation in leadership is also needed to keep our state moving forward. I am proud to see the Senate enact this new rule and hope the House can follow our lead, ” said Castro