Senator Harmon elected as next Illinois Senate President

Sen. Don Harmon
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WIFR) -- Democrats elect Don Harmon as the next Illinois Senate President. Harmon is an Oak Park democrat who was elected Sunday to replace Senator John Cullerton, who is retiring.

IL GOP Chairman Tim Schneider released a statement congratulating the new Senate President.

"I congratulate Senator Harmon on becoming the next Illinois Senate President. I hope he brings in a new era of reform that changes course away from the decades of inaction and corruption that have plagued the capitol," he says. "The new Senate President can get a great start on that front by strongly supporting substantive ethics reform and a fair maps constitutional amendment."