Executive Committee, Illinois State Senate

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The Executive Committee is a standing committee of the Illinois State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Illinois State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate and the Minority Leader. The President appoints the Chair, Vice-chair and remaining majority members, while the Minority Leader appoints the minority members. Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[1] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules



The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Executive Members, 2013
Democratic members (11)Republican members (4)
Don Harmon, ChairpersonMatt Murphy, Minority Spokesperson
Ira Silverstein, Vice-ChairpersonDavid Luechtefeld
James ClayborneChristine Radogno
John CullertonDale Righter
Mattie Hunter
Kimberly Lightford
Terry Link
Antonio Munoz
Heather Steans
Donne Trotter
Dave Syverson


  • Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments
  • Subcommittee on Government Operations
  • Subcommittee on Civil Rights
  • Subcommittee on Election Law
  • Subcommittee on Gaming
  • Subcommittee on Restorative Justice
  • Subcommittee on Special Issues (EX)


The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2011 legislative session.


  • Sub. on Constitutional Amendments
  • Subcommittee on Education
  • Subcommittee on Election Law
  • Subcommittee on St. Gov Operations

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