Prominent Dem Manar resigns from state Senate seat; Will become senior adviser to Gov. Pritzker
Democratic state Sen. Andy Manar, a prominent downstate lawmaker who played a key role in revamping education funding in Illinois, is resigning his office to become a senior adviser to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Manar announced Monday.
Manar, of Bunker Hill in central Illinois, said he will step down Jan. 17, just days after the next Illinois General Assembly is inaugurated.
He starts his job with the Pritzker administration Jan. 19, and will "work closely with the governor on his agenda an...