Deputy Illinois House Minority Leader Patti Bellock elected to leadership role with Women In Government

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.”

“I am honored to have been chosen to serve as Illinois State Director for Women In Government, an organization I have been very privileged to be a part of since the year 2000,” said Leader Bellock. “Many states, including Illinois, have many exciting new opportunities this year to advance a positive, pro-growth economic agenda with women policymakers at the forefront in both the executive and legislative branches across the country.”

At the 21st Annual State Directors’ Conference, women state legislators heard from expert speakers on a variety of public policy topics and their impact on states.  Topics included developing energy diversity, the role of nutrition in healthy aging, methods for creating opportunities for families, diabetes prevention and awareness, and many others.  This meeting also provided attendees with the opportunity to network with colleagues across state borders and share best practices to advance successful public policies.

About Women In Government

Women In Government Foundation, Inc. is a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization of women state legislators providing leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums, and educational resources. Women In Government serves all 1,785 women who serve in state legislatures from across the country. For more information, visit

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