Lauzen sworn in as 25th District Senator

By on January 29, 2011

Photo: State Senator Chris Lauzen is joined by his wife, Sarah, as he is sworn in as a member of the 97th General Assembly. Courtesy Photo

SPRINGFIELD—State Sen. Chris Lauzen (R—Aurora) was sworn in as a member of the 97th General Assembly on Jan. 12. Lauzen took the oath of office with other senators who won their seats in the November elections.

“It is an honor to represent the people of the 25th Senate District,” Lauzen said. “I will work in the 97th General Assembly for constituent priorities that I have worked for in previous General Assemblies: pension reform, cutting government waste, and encouraging a positive business climate in Illinois.”

Lauzen, who was first elected to the Senate in 1992, was joined for the swearing-in ceremony by his wife, Sarah.

“I am eager to get to work repealing the tax increase and reforming state government to best serve the citizens of the 25th Senate District,” Lauzen said, referring to tax increase legislation that was passed in the final hours of the previous General Assembly. “We had some success in the 96th General Assembly with major pension reforms. I will continue to build on the success we had and work to fix the major mistakes of the previous General Assembly.”

The 25th Senate District comprises portions of Kane, Kendall and LaSalle counties.


  1. RM

    January 30, 2011 at 8:05 AM

    Lauzen says he wants to do something about pension reform. Will he back Jack Franks’ House Bill 260 which would eliminate pensions for future legislators and end the General Assembly Retirement System? I’m willing to bet not. Lauzen is a talker and not so much a man of action. This bill doesn’t go far enough because it doesn’t address the current drain on the system but at least it’s a start.

  2. RM

    January 30, 2011 at 8:13 AM

    If Lauzen really supported pension reform he could work with Franks to propose a similar bill in the State Senate. My guess is that with 18 years in State government, Lauzen is unwilling to give up his place at the pension trough. We’d all like to be paid so well with a fat pension for a part-time job. It’s the best part-time job money can buy.