InaugurationPictureBennettState Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is a fifth-generation Central Illinoisan. Before being appointed to the Illinois Senate, Bennett was an assistant Champaign County state's attorney.

Bennett grew up in Gibson City, where four 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.

He is currently the President-elect of the Urbana Rotary, Co-Chairperson of the United Way’s 2015 Ready.Set.Grow! Young Children’s Expo, a member of the Community Justice Task Force as well as many other civic organizations. Bennett is interested in working with others to find ways to resolve community problems.

As an attorney and prosecutor, Bennett has seen the firsthand dangers that accompany a lack of educational and employment opportunities for community youth. He will take his experiences to fight for education funding and economic development opportunities for the 52nd State Senate District.

Bennett's first priority as state senator has been to protect the Mahomet Aquifer. The Aquifer serves as the primary water supply for 15 counties across Central Illinois including Champaign and Vermilion counties. He is working to find a permanent solution to protect our children and children for generations to come to ensure they can rely on this tremendous resource.

Bennett serves on the Agriculture (Vice Chair), Appropriations II, Criminal Law, Gaming, Higher Education, Labor Committee and the Subcommittee on Public Higher Education Administrative Costs, Tuition and Fees (Sub-chairperson).

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The 52nd Senate District comprises parts of Champaign and Vermilion counties and includes communities such as Champaign-Urbana, Rantoul and Danville.

Illinois Senate District 52

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Office Info

Champaign Office:
45 E. University Suite 206
Champaign, IL 61820
P. 217.355.5252

Danville Office:
101  W. North Street
Danville, IL 61832
P. 217.442.5252

Springfield Office:
218B State House
Springfield, IL 62706
P. 217.782.2507