Don Harmon, JD/MBA '94, "Running for Office: From UChicago Law to the Illinois State Senate"

Date: 
Monday, February 18, 2013 - 12:15pm
Location: 
Room V

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students office, the Law School Democrats, and the JD/MBA Association.

Senator Don Harmon and his family have deep roots in the 39th Legislative District. Harmon was born and raised in Oak Park. With the help of family and scholarships, Harmon graduated from St. Ignatius High School on Chicago’s west side, and Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Harmon worked his way through the University of Chicago, where he received both a law degree and an MBA. After law school, Harmon served in Springfield on the House legal staff. When he returned home, he based his law practice on creating public-private partnerships to bring billions of dollars of infrastructure improvements to the Chicago area.

First elected in the fall of 2002, Harmon has promoted a progressive agenda in the Illinois Senate, advocating for better opportunities for children, greater access to affordable healthcare, improved government oversight and ethics reform, strengthened civil rights, substantive environmental protections, and economic opportunity for all.

Senator Harmon is currently serving his third term in the Illinois Senate. In January of 2009, incoming Senate President John Cullerton appointed Harmon Assistant Majority Leader, and in 2011 Senate President Cullerton appointed Harmon President Pro Tempore. Senator Harmon serves as Chair of the Executive Committee, Co-Chair of the Procurement Committee, Vice-Chair of the Assignments Committee, and on the Judiciary Committee and Redistricting Committee.

This event will qualify for 10 Keystone Professionalism & Leadership Program Points in the Learning from Leaders in the Profession category.

This event is free and open to the public. No response is required but seating is limited.
For special assistance or needs, please contact Rebecca Klaff at 773.834.4326.