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State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is a fifth-generation Central Illinoisan representing Champaign and Vermilion Counties. Prior to serving in the state legislature, Bennett was a Champaign County Assistant State's Attorney.

Bennett grew up in Gibson City, where five generations of his family worked on their family farm. He moved to Champaign-Urbana to attend law school at the University of Illinois after graduating from Illinois State University.

As state senator of the 52nd District, Bennett’s priorities remain focused on educational funding and economic development opportunities to strengthen communities throughout the state. He is also dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of life for the most vulnerable in our state: children, families, older adults, and individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health issues.

Bennett serves as chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee and vice-chairman of the Senate State Government Committee. He is also a member of the Agriculture, Executive Appointments, Judiciary, and Labor Committees.

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Office Info

Champaign Office:
45 E. University Suite 206
Champaign, IL 61820
P: (217) 355-5252

Danville Office:
201 N. Vermilion St. Suite 323
Danville, IL 61832
P: (217) 442-5252

Springfield Office:
311C State House
Springfield, IL 62706
P: (217) 782-2507