SPRINGFIELD — State Elgie R. Sims, Jr. is honored to be named Majority Caucus Appropriations Leader and to serve as chair of the Appropriations Committee during the 103rd General Assembly. 


“I am proud to continue my work prioritizing fiscal responsibility and smart spending for the people of this great state,” said Sims (D-Chicago). “We have made immense fiscal progress in recent years, and I look forward to building upon those efforts.”

Senator Sims has served in the General Assembly since 2012, first serving in the House until 2018. While Sims previously served as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee and as the Senate’s lead budget negotiator, this is his first year on the Senate President’s leadership team.

“Senate President Don Harmon has led our caucus — and the entire Senate — with immense poise and leadership,” Sims said. “I am honored he trusts me to serve as the Majority Caucus Appropriations Leader.”

Sims will also serve as vice chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and will be a member of the Senate Financial Institutions and Revenue Committees.