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State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is serving on several education and other committees this legislative session.

stuart katie squareStuart said she has been assigned to: Appropriations – Elementary and Secondary Education; Consumer Protection; Elementary and Secondary Education: School Curriculum and Policies; Higher Education; Labor and Commerce; and Museums, Arts and Cultural Enhancements.

“Improving the quality of education for our local children and helping SIUE continue to prosper and grow are top priorities of mine as state representative,” said Stuart. “I am looking forward to using my unique insight as a teacher to help pass meaningful policy that will improve education for our kids from pre-K to college, and end the mass exodus of our students to other states.”

She is a former middle school and high school teacher, and instructor at SIUE. As vice chairwoman of the Higher Education committee, she said she will work to address the brain drain of Illinois students choosing to attend out-of-state schools. She will also continue to prioritize legislation to help revitalize the local economy and small businesses grow, and build a strong workforce by lifting up working families.
“The committee process is one of the first steps that a bill has to take to become a law,” continued Stuart. “I will have a voice on what legislation impacting education and other important issues local families care about moves to the House for full consideration.”

For more information, contact Stuart’s full-time constituent service office at (618) 365-6650.