Kent Gaffney, who resigned a bit early from his position as State Represented had moved over to McGuireWoods Consulting as a Vice President of State Government Relations.
Based in Chicago, Gaffney will “assist clients with legislative, appropriations and regulatory needs,” according to the company web site.
McGuireWoods Consulting is a subsidiary of the McGuireWoods law firm.
Prior to joining MWC, he served as the 52nd District State Representative in the House of Representatives of the Illinois General Assembly. In that capacity, Kent served on the Revenue & Finance, Insurance, Armed Forces and Military Affairs, Small Business Empowerment & Workforce, and General Services Appropriations committees.
Before becoming a legislator, he was the Director of Appropriations for the Illinois House Republican Caucus from 2001-2011. Kent has also served as the Deputy Director of Appropriations and as a Research Analyst for utility and healthcare committees.
Kent is a Governor-appointed Commissioner on the Budgeting for Results Commission, which is a statutorily created Commission charged with reforming the Illinois budget making process. Kent was also chosen to be a member of the inaugural class of the Edgar Fellows Program
Gaffney graduated from Purdue University in Political Science in 1990.
He was appointed to fill the unexpired term of State Rep. Mark Beaubien. He lost the Republican primary election to David McSweeney.