Meet our members: PATTI BELLOCK

State Representative Patti Bellock serves the people of the 47th District in DuPage County. She was appointed Deputy Minority Leader in October 2013, her assignments include serving as Chief Budget Negotiator for the House Republicans, Minority Spokeswoman on the Human Services Appropriations Committee and a member of the Mass Transit and Labor and Commerce Committees.

For many years she has been a community activist in education, juvenile justice, healthcare, developmental disabilities and mental health issues. She is also an advocate of tougher laws on domestic violence, terrorism, drug trafficking and sexual predators on the internet.

Her landmark legislation: Smart Act, legislation reforming the Illinois Medicaid system bills requiring mental health parity, MRSA infection control, improving the Amber Alert system and strengthening child support in Illinois have been recognized on a national level. 

Last session, she co-sponsored legislation to create jobs in Illinois, repeal taxes on business, address the state's health care system and reform the Medicaid system. Recently she has worked on model legislation regarding school food allergy guides, a drug repository for low-income individuals and has hosted town hall meetings on Illinois pension and budget issues. She works closely with constituents and local officials to ensure their concerns are heard in Springfield. Read more about Rep. Bellock.