A press release from State Rep. Steve Andersson:
Rep. Andersson appointed House GOP Floor Leader
GENEVA – State Representative Steve Andersson (R-Geneva) was appointed to the post of House Republican Floor Leader today, making the Kane County legislator the 51-member minority caucus’s point person during daily floor debates in the Illinois House of Representatives for the historic 100th General Assembly to be sworn in on Wednesday.
In making the appointment, House Minority Leader Jim Durkin lauded Representative Andersson’s leadership qualities:
“Steve Andersson’s legal background, calm demeanor and keen ability to get to the heart of important policy questions make him ideally suited to become our next Floor Leader,” Durkin said.
“Representative Andersson, although only a sophomore legislator, has earned the confidence and respect of his colleagues to serve in this important role on our leadership team.”
“Springfield needs less gridlock and more consistent good-faith efforts to find common ground,” Representative Andersson said.
“I am grateful to accept this appointment as Floor Leader for the House Republican Caucus, a role that I will maximize to facilitate discussions amongst legislators of both parties in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect to find solutions to the common challenges that face the families we are privileged to serve, regardless of what part of the state we hail from.
“There is, after all, so much more that unites us than divides us.
“Becoming Floor Leader will allow me to highlight that.”
Andersson is a small business owner and has been a licensed attorney for more than two decades. He is a partner at the law firms of Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi and Andersson, P.C. and the Elder Law Center, P.C. He is admitted to practice law at all Illinois courts, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Andersson earned his bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University in 1986 and his J.D. from Northern Illinois University in 1992 where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Prior to joining the Illinois House of Representatives, Andersson served his community as a trustee and treasurer on the Geneva Library District Board for approximately 5 years, including serving 2 years as treasurer.
Rep. Andersson and his wife, Nanette, have been residents of Geneva for 26 years. They have been married for 31 years and have two children, Matthew and Sarah.