Springfield – Earlier this year, the African-American legislators in the Illinois General Assembly elected Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford as Chairman of the Black Caucus for the 99th General Assembly. The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus’ mission is to assure that the interests of African-American citizens are given equitable representation in the General Assembly.
As chairman of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, it is a great honor to serve within an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for African Americans,” Chairman Lightford said. “I will diligently work in a unified effort with our membership to continue fostering economic growth within the black community by ensuring statewide inclusion and diversity.”
The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, founded in 1968, stands for the progression of the African-American community by promoting education, health and welfare, minority business enterprise, job creation, consumer education and criminal justice reform.
I will work to expand on our collective leadership as we continue to affect real, positive change. We are committed to doing this within the budget process to protect programs that shape and improve African American life,” Lightford said. “The ILBC will use our voice and position within the Statehouse and within districts across Illinois to represent the interests of Illinois citizens.”
Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford’s term lasts the duration of the 99th General Assembly.