Newly elected State Senator Erica Harriss took the oath of office Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at the Old Illinois State Capitol in Springfield to be sworn in and represent the state’s new 56th Senate District, which is comprised of Madison and St. Clair counties.
“As a former member of the Madison County Board for six years, I saw firsthand the importance of putting the taxpayer, parent and resident first,” said Sen. Harriss. “It was during my time on this board that made me realize how I could expand my service to the state level and serve the great people of my district on a broader horizon.”
During her time on the Madison County Board, Senator Harriss worked diligently to promote fiscal responsibility, while maintaining high-quality services, infrastructure, and government accountability.
“I look forward to representing the Metro-East area and working for the people of the 56h District,” said Sen. Harriss. “As a mother, small business owner, and volunteer, we must create good policy and weed out corruption to set our state’s most vulnerable population up for great success in the future.”
Sen. Harriss is a proud graduate of Edwardsville High School before earning her college degree in Speech Communication/Public Relations from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Sen. Harriss and her husband Jeff have three children.