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Senate Republican Leader announces retirement, Brady elected to the position

Senate Republicans have a new leader as they move forward in their efforts to pass a balanced budget and reform state government.

On June 29, Radogno announced her retirement from both the position of Republican Leader and from the Senate, citing her desire to spend more time with her family.

“It has truly been an honor to represent the 41st Senate District,” said Radogno.  “I have done the job to the very best of my ability and always with the needs of the state and my constituents in mind. I am proud of my legislative accomplishments – none of which were achieved alone. I have always appreciated the support, advice and counsel of my colleagues in both parties, staff and family.”

On June 30, Republican Senators elected Brady to become the next leader of the caucus.

“The issues facing Illinois are daunting, but our caucus remains committed to working together to face those challenges,” Brady said.

Brady has served in the State Senate since 2002. He previously served as State Representative from 1993 until 2001. He currently serves as Deputy Republican Leader.

Radogno became the first female Caucus Leader in Illinois General Assembly history. She was first elected by her peers as Senate Republican Leader in 2009. Radogno has served in the Senate since 1997, representing the 41st Senate District with communities in Cook, DuPage and Will counties.

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