National organization honors Rep. Patti Bellock as “Legislative Champion”

WESTMONT – Women In Government (WIG) honored its Legislative Champions during its second annual ‘A Taste of the States’ fundraiser titled “Remember the Past, Embrace the Present, and Inspire the Future” on November 18, 2015 at the Nuclear Energy Institute in Washington, D.C.

State Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) received WIG’s Legislative Champion Award – Midwestern Region. The award recognizes the female leader who has done the most to advance policy reforms and spearhead new initiatives to improve the quality of life for families in their state. A member of the Illinois House of Representatives since 1999, Bellock currently serves as Deputy Minority Leader, the first woman in the history of her caucus to hold that position.

“Women In Government congratulates Representative Patti Bellock on receiving our Legislative Champion Award,” said Dyan Alexander, Executive Director of Women In Government.  “Patti Bellock is a recognized leader in Illinois, and we are excited that she continues to share her leadership skills with other women policymakers throughout the country.”

“I am honored to be recognized as a Legislative Champion by Women In Government,” said Leader Bellock. “Being able to collaborate with women policymakers throughout the country on advancing a positive, pro-growth economic agenda for families is a tremendously rewarding experience. I have brought the collective experience, energy and innovative solutions of these women back here to Illinois to impact my efforts to forge bipartisan agreement on a state budget that reflects the needs and priorities of our most vulnerable families and taxpayers.”

Rep. Bellock has been a member of Women In Government since 2000, serving in various leadership capacities on the national organization’s board of directors. Bellock currently serves as Illinois State Director of 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. 

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