WESTMONT, IL --- Wednesday, January 28, 2015 --- At the 21st Annual State Directors’ and 11th Biennial First Term Legislators’ Conference in St. Pete Beach, Florida, State Representative Patti Bellock (R-IL) was sworn in as a 2015 State Director with Women In Government, following her election to this position by her fellow state legislative colleagues this past year. 

“Women In Government congratulates Representative Patti Bellock in her position as a State Director.  State Directors play a critical role in setting policy priorities for our organization,” said Dyan Alexander, Executive Director of Women In Government.  “Patti Bellock is a recognized leader in Illinois, and we are excited that she will now share her leadership skills with other women policymakers throughout the country.”
First female Deputy GOP Leader in state history looks ahead to tackling new challenges

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) was sworn into office for a new two-year term serving Illinois’ 47th District on Wednesday, citing her eagerness to work with Governor Bruce Rauner and his team to reform the state’s budget and spending policies and strengthen the state’s safety net for vulnerable families.  All 118 members of the House of Representatives took the oath of office for the inaugural of the 99th General Assembly at the University of Illinois-Springfield’s Sangamon Auditorium in a noon-time ceremony.

In addition, Bellock was also reappointed Deputy Minority Leader by House GOP Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs). First appointed to the post in October 2013, Rep. Bellock is the first woman to serve in the #2 leadership position for House Republicans in Illinois history.