Sente latest Illinois legislator to call it quits
Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) has joined a growing list of Illinois legislators who will not seek re-election when their terms end, according to Capitol Fax.
“Today, after having the humbling privilege of serving my constituents for these past eight years, I have decided that I will not be seeking another term,” Sente wrote in her announcement, which she said is not a resignation because she will continue to work hard through the rest of her term.
Sente noted legislative achievements that she has been most proud of in her eight years of service included the recently passed state budget. She also said she was happy with her efforts to bring Democrats and Republicans together to forge bipartisan compromises, saying she has many friends from both sides of the aisle that she will miss when she leaves the General Assembly.
“I am really proud to say I have stuck to the principles of public service I set from the beginning,” Sente wrote. “I have worked to change a culture of partisanship and politicizing at the Capitol. I have worked to pass good, solid bills that help my constituents. And I have worked to solve the major challenges plaguing our state and produce real reforms.”