Gov. Rauner on Monday announced that former state Rep. Darlene Senger of Naperville will serve as his deputy chief of staff for legislative affairs.
Senger was in the Illinois House from 2009 to 2015, leaving after an unsuccessful 2014 bid for Congress against Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster.
After that defeat, she joined the Illinois Policy Institute, the conservative think tank that has provided many of the new hires in Rauner’s recent staff shake-up.
Most recently, Senger worked as chief financial officer of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
A former legislator? Hmm. Maybe he is learning a bit.
* Interestingly enough, the governor’s press release made no mention of her work for the Illinois Policy Institute…
Senger joins the governor’s office after a year-and-a-half as CFO for the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Before that, she served as a state legislator from 2009-2015, representing the Naperville area. She also served on the Naperville City Council from 2002-2008.
But her bio is still on the Institute’s website. Click here.
…Adding… The governor was asked about the hire today…