BARRINGTON - Representative elect David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) was appointed to the Illinois House of Representatives today to serve the remainder of the term of retiring State Rep. Kent Gaffney (R-Wauconda). McSweeney is set to be officially sworn in on January 6th and will represent the current 52nd district during the 97th General Assembly lame-duck session scheduled from January 6th – 8th.
“I am honored to receive this appointment and now it’s time to get to work and tackle the state’s major fiscal challenges,” said McSweeney. “The 52nd district has a tradition of honest and responsive leadership in government. I will continue that strong tradition and I thank and commend Rep. Gaffney for his service and commitment. Kent has served our state well and I'm confident that he will continue to be a leading voice in helping to solve the major issues that we face. I also want to acknowledge the longtime service of Mark Beaubien to our community.”
McSweeney has a successful business background in which he has worked as an investment banker, financial consultant and currently as an investment specialist. McSweeney will lean on that experience and ‘know-how’ and has pledged to take a common sense business approach when drafting and supporting legislation.
“We have a responsibility to act now on key legislation that will significantly impact our state’s fiscal future,” added McSweeney. “Fiscal responsibility with each tax dollar is my priority from day one.”
The 98th General Assembly will convene on January 9th. McSweeney will then represent the newly mapped 52nd District, which will include parts of Algonquin, Barrington, Carpentersville, Cary, Fox River Grove, Island Lake, Lake in the Hills and Wauconda.