As of July 2015, there are 118 state representatives in the Illinois General Assembly, including 71 Democrats and 47 Republicans. The Speaker of the House is Michael Madigan, the Majority Leader is Barbara Flynn Currie, and the Republican Leader is Jim Durkin.Continue Reading
The Deputy Majority Leaders of the Illinois General Assembly are Lou Lang and Frank Mautino. The Assistant Majority Leaders are Edward Acevedo, Dan Burke, Sara Feigenholtz, Al Riley and Arthur Turner. Jehan Gordon-Booth, John Bradley and Elaine Nekritz are also Assistant Majority Leaders. The Deputy Republican Leaders are David Leitch and Patti Bellock. The Assistant Republican Leaders are Dan Brady, Norine Hammond, Chad Hays, Bill Mitchell, Ed Sullivan and Mike Tryon.
Michael Madigan is the longest-serving Speaker in Illinois state history. He has served as State Speaker of the House since 1983, excepting a two-year period in which the Republican party held the majority in the House. Madigan has served as a state representative since 1971, representing the 22nd district. He has also served as the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois since 1998.
Republican Leader Jim Durkin has served as a state representative since 2006, representing the 82nd district. He has served as Republican Leader since 2013, when incumbent Tom Cross resigned from the position to run for another office.Learn more about Branches of Government