Springfield, IL….House Republican Leader Jim Durkin on Friday selected State Rep. Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) as an Assistant Minority Leader for the House Republican Caucus. 

“I am pleased to name Norine Hammond to the House Republican Leadership team,” said Durkin.  “Norine is a highly-respected and thoughtful lawmaker.   She is very clear in her positions and always takes a commonsense approach to solving problems.  Since joining the General Assembly, Norine has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and will be a great addition to our team.”

Rep. Hammond originally joined the Illinois General Assembly in December 2010 to fill the vacancy of the late Rep. Rich Myers.   Previously, she had served 14 years as his Legislative Aide.  As a lawmaker, her focus has been on agriculture, higher education, and job creation. 

Norine attended Western Illinois University in Macomb.  She served as an Emmet Township Trustee from 2004 - 2006, and became Township Supervisor in 2006. She also served on the Macomb Planning Commission.  Norine is married to Leonard and together they raised one daughter Trish.  

“I am so honored at this opportunity to provide a stronger voice for my region as an Assistant House Minority Leader.  I appreciate Rep. Durkin’s confidence in my legislative abilities and I look forward to working hard at doing what is necessary to fix our state’s endemic financial problems,” said Rep. Norine Hammond from Macomb upon hearing of the appointment.


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SPRINGFIELD – Just one day after taking the Oath of Office for the 99th General Assembly, State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) today received word that she is appointed to the Legislative Ethics Commission by House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs).

The Legislative Ethics Commission consists of eight members of the legislature, two of which are appointed from each caucus of the Illinois General Assembly.  Rep. Hammond will be replacing Rep. Darlene Senger whose term expires on June 20, 2017.  “This is an important Commission for the people of western Illinois to have a stronger voice in the conduct and behavior of those elected to serve them in the legislative branch,” said Hammond on Thursday from Macomb.

“The Legislative Ethics Commission has received an increasing number of ethics complaints over the past few years,” said Rep. Hammond. “I look forward to working with all parties toward eliminating the scourge of ethics violations that have unfortunately plagued Illinois State Government for too long,” continued Hammond.

Hammond encouraged residents of the 93rd district to contact her with questions or concerns on this or any other state issue. Hammond’s Macomb district office can be contacted at (309) 836-2707 and she can be reached via e-mail at rephammond@macomb.com. Constituents can also visit her legislative website at www.norinehammond.org to sign up for her electronic newsletter.

Hammond represents all or part of Brown, Cass, Fulton, Knox, Mason, McDonough, Schuyler and Warren counties.

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SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) today took the oath of office for her third full term in the Illinois House of Representatives.

“I am looking forward to what should be an interesting and challenging two years in the General Assembly,” Hammond said. “I am grateful to the people of western Illinois for honoring me with the opportunity to represent them in Springfield.”

All 118 House members were sworn in at noon today at Sangamon Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The new 99th General Assembly will serve until January 2017.

“We are facing some major issues in state government, starting with our critical budget situation,” Hammond said. “The next two years are going to require a lot of very hard choices. Legislators and the new Governor should be determined to work together to make good decisions for Illinois.”

Hammond encouraged residents of the 93rd district to contact her with questions or concerns as the session moves forward. Hammond’s Macomb district office can be contacted at (309) 836-2707 and she can be reached via e-mail at rephammond@macomb.com. Constituents can also visit her legislative website at www.norinehammond.org to sign up for her electronic newsletter.

Hammond represents all or part of Brown, Cass, Fulton, Knox, Mason, McDonough, Schuyler and Warren counties.