TO: Senate Republican Caucus and Staff
FROM: Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady
DATE: December 31, 2020
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you all know that I will be resigning my seat in the Illinois Senate effective at 11:59 PM, December 31, 2020.
I am proud of the work I have done throughout my career in the Illinois legislature, both in the Illinois House and the Senate, and most proud of my tenure leading the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus over the last three-and-a-half years.
Over the years, our caucus was successful in securing additional funding for our public schools; helping create a tax-credit private school scholarship program for low and middle-income students, standing up against incomes tax hikes that hurt working families, and working tirelessly to improve our state’s crumbling infrastructure.
Illinois has much it can be proud of, and I am proud to have made a contribution during my time in office, and to have worked with each of you. I wish you all success as the 102nd General Assembly prepares to convene.
As you most certainly know, the Senate Republican Caucus went with Dan McConchie as the new GOP Leader.
…Adding… Rep. Tim Butler (R-Springfield) says he’s interested in the appointment.
…Adding… Press release…
Illinois Senate President Don Harmon statement on Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady resignation
“I will miss working with Leader Brady. He has proven time and again to be a results-driven lawmaker and leader. While we have our political differences, he always came to the negotiating table looking for common ground and success, not conflict.
The people he represented and the caucus he led were well-served by Leader Brady’s approach.
I wish Bill the best.”
…Adding… By resigning on December 31st, Brady can receive the automatic 3 percent pension payment increase on January 1.