Senator Andy Manar has been appointed by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker as his Senior Advisor. Governor Pritzker made the announcement on Monday afternoon about an hour after Senator Manar made his announcement that he’s retiring.
Governor Pritzker praised Senator Manar in a series of tweets saying, “Andy Manar has been one of the most thoughtful and successful lawmakers of his generation, and I’m proud to announce he’s joining our administration to serve as senior advisor, bringing a wealth of experience and accomplishments on vital issues in Illinois. Andy Manar has done so much to improve the lives of working families. He led the effort to reform our school funding formula, made insulin cheaper for millions, led efforts to reform election laws & oversaw the appropriations committee during challenging times. Any of those accomplishments would be hailed as a career capstone and Senator Manar has too many to name. I value his insights and look forward to him joining my administration as we overcome this pandemic and rebuild Illinois together.”
Senator Manar announced on Monday that he will be resigning his position as Senator of the 48th District on January 17th.