Illinois state reps. seeking citizens’ input ahead of legislative session


Illinois state representatives Monica Bristow (D-Alton) and Katie Stuart (D-Edwardsville) are asking their constituents to share their ideas for what they would like to see done in the 2020 legislative session.

Bristow will hold a “Coffee and Conversation” meeting with local residents from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, at Duke Bakery, 3202 Nameoki Road, Granite City.

“As we look towards the spring legislative session, I want residents to have the opportunity to talk with me about what they want to see done in state government and listen to any ideas on potential legislation that could be introduced in the new year,” Bristow said.

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not needed.

“I look forward to talking with many old and new friends over coffee or a donut,” she said.

Stuart is inviting constituents to help shape her upcoming legislative agenda by sharing their thoughts and ideas for new laws with her office.

“My primary focus is making sure that the most pressing issues and needs in my district are getting discussed at the state level,” said Stuart. “A lot of important legislation started from an experience or an idea from a resident who decided to speak up.”

Stuart is encouraging constituents to share thoughts and ideas about new legislation for 2020.

Stuart is asking residents to contact her office no later than Jan. 22 with their ideas for the next session at 618-365-6650 or by email at

Stuart said she wants to provide an opportunity for individuals to be involved in the legislative process that can sometimes feel distant. “I encourage anyone with ideas for legislation to contact my office so we can continue building a stronger Illinois together,” she said.



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