Today, State Senator Win Stoller (R-Germantown Hills) took the oath of office in the historic House Chamber of the Old State Capitol, marking the beginning of the new 103rd General Assembly.
“It is a great and humbling honor to be the voice of our region and the 37th Senate District,” said Sen. Stoller. “I look forward to helping restore our great state and ensuring it is a place that people are proud to call home.”
Senator Stoller, who previously represented the 37th Senate District during the 102nd General Assembly, will continue to serve as the state senator for the District in the 103rd General Assembly.
“While being sworn into office in the same chamber that President Abraham Lincoln once stood, I couldn’t help but think of something our former great President and leader once said. To quote him, ‘The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but cannot do, at all, or cannot, so well do, for themselves – in their separate, and individual capacities. In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere,’” continued Sen. Stoller. “Those words ring just as true now as they did when he first said them in 1854. It is my sincere hope and goal that I will be able to live up to President Lincoln’s vision for what makes a good government as I serve the people of my Senate District.”
The new 37th District contains all or parts of Bureau, DeKalb, Henry, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Peoria, Rock Island, Stark, Whiteside, and Woodford counties.