State Senator Neil Anderson (R-Andalusia) proudly took the oath of office to serve the constituents of the newly formed 47th District Wednesday at the Old State Capitol in Springfield to begin the 103rd General Assembly.
“I am proud of the work I’ve been able to get done in the 36th District, but there is still more work to be done and Illinoisans deserve more and better,” said Senator Anderson. “As legislators, we must do our due diligence to represent our districts at our full potential and weed out bad policy and fight for the good.”
Senator Anderson began his service in the General Assembly in 2015. Since then, he has been a strong advocate for Second Amendment Rights and a major proponent of life.
“Since I have been in the General Assembly, I have continuously worked to protect our Second Amendment Rights,” said Sen. Anderson. “I’ve made it clear I believe the FOID Card is unconstitutional which is why I have filed legislation every year to repeal the FOID Act. Law-abiding gun owners have been under attack in this state for far too long and I will continue to fight for our constitutional rights.”
The new 47th Senate District is comprised of all or parts of Adams, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Knox, Mason, McDonough, Menard, Mercer, Peoria, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazwell, and Warren Counties.
“My new district office is in the Button Building in Aledo, where my team is ready to assist constituents with all their government-related needs. We will also have two satellite office locations in Macomb with Representative Norine Hammond and in Kewanee with Representative Travis Weaver,” concluded Anderson.
In addition to Sen. Anderson’s current work in the Senate, he serves as a professional firefighter at the Moline Fire Department and is the husband to Brandi and father to Steel and Sophia.