Michael Connelly

Illinois State Senator | 21st District

About Senator Connelly

State Senator Michael Connelly is currently serving his first term in the Illinois Senate after serving two terms in the Illinois House of Representatives.

His District includes Naperville, Lisle, Wheaton, Winfield, Carol Stream, West Chicago and Bloomingdale. 

In the State Senate, he serves on the Labor and Commerce, Appropriation I, Licensed Activities and Pensions, Criminal Law and Human Services Committees.  He is the Minority Spokesman for the Senate Human Services 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 24 years and have three children.