About Senator Connelly

State Senator Michael Connelly has served as a member of the Illinois Senate since 2013. He previously served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2009 to 2012.

His District is located in DuPage and Will Counties and includes Naperville, Lisle, Wheaton, Warrenville, Winfield, Carol Stream, West Chicago and Bloomingdale. 

In the State Senate, he serves as the Assistant Minority Leader, the Minority Spokesperson for the Insurance Committee, and also serves on the Criminal Law Committee, Judiciary Committee, Labor Committee Telecommunications & Info Technology Committee, and Veterans Affairs Committee.

For his support of private sector businesses, Senator Connelly received the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the Champion of Free Enterprise Award from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

Senator Connelly was born in Chicago and raised in LaGrange. He graduated from Loyola University in 1986 and the John Marshall Law School in 1989. 

Senator Connelly previously served as an assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County and as a law clerk to Justice Allan Stouder of the Illinois Appellate Court. He has been in the private practice of law for over 20 years.

Michael Connelly and his wife, Lisa, have been married 28 years and have three children.