ELGIN- The staggering effects of Illinois’ budget stalemate and the components of a wide-ranging Senate plan to break the impasse were the focus of Senator Cristina Castro’s first town hall meeting with constituents in Elgin Wednesday night.townhall feb 1

Castro, an Elgin Democrat, was sworn in for her first term as a state senator in January. She co-hosted the town hall meeting with Representative Anna Moeller, also an Elgin Democrat. More than 150 people turned out for the discussion. Although originally scheduled for an hour, Castro and Moeller spent two-hours speaking with their constituents on a wide-range of issues.  

"Local residents are the voices that should be heard first and foremost in Springfield," Castro said. "Town hall meetings are one of the ways that legislators like Rep. Moeller and I can hear what our constituents’ concerns are so we can work together towards improving our state.”

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inauguration imageSPRINGFIELD- This week Gov. Rauner delivered his State of the State address. In response, Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) released the following statement.

“Today, the governor laid out his vision for a more prosperous and safe Illinois. While I disagree with some of his ideas on how to achieve this, I look forward, as a new member of the General Assembly, to work in a bipartisan fashion to move past this stalemate for the sake of the people of Illinois.”

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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


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