Tom Bennett Sworn in as New 106th District Representative


The 106th District has a new State Representative today. Before family, friends and supporters, Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) took the oath of office to represent the district in the new 99th General Assembly. All 118 house members were sworn in at noon today at Sangamon Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The new 99th General Assembly will serve until January 2017.

“I am deeply honored to have been chosen by my neighbors to be their voice in the Illinois House. We have a lot of work to do to get our state back on track, and I’m ready to get started!” Bennett said.

Representative Bennett is an IT manager for a national insurance company, and is a former high school science teacher and computer software developer and trainer. He and his wife Kathy live in Gibson City. They have two grown children and three grandchildren.

“Being a State Representative is about making Illinois the best place for our children and grandchildren to work and raise their families. I am looking forward to working with our new Governor to tackle our long-standing budget issues, job creation, and helping working families get ahead.”

Representative Bennett encouraged residents of the 106th district to contact him with questions or concerns as the session moves forward. Representative Bennett’s district office can be contacted at (815) 432-0106.