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Sonya M. HarperDEMDemocrat State Representative, District 6
8
Years of Experience
ILResidence (state)

Sonya Harper is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives. Since her October 20, 2015 appointment to replace the late Esther Golar, she has represented the 6th district, which includes all or portions of Armour Square, Bridgeport, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Gage Park, McKinley Park, New City and West Englewood in the City of Chicago.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
University of Missouri
Bachelor's Journalism
1999 - 2003
Past Positions1 - 10 of 10
Representative
Illinois State House of Representatives
2015 - Current
Executive Director
Grow Greater Englewood
2015 - 2016
Director of Outreach
Growing Home, Incorporated
2012 - 2015
Owner
Sharper PR Communications
2014 - Current
Selling Specialist
Parfums Christian Dior
2008 - 2012
Advisor
Campaign to Elect Sammy Cliff Pack for Alderman
2010 - 2011
Publicist
Corri Fetman and Associates
2011
Broadcast Instructor
The Ohio Center for Broadcasting
2004 - 2007
Freelance News Writer
WBBM-TV
2005 - 2007
News Producer
Fox 19 WXIX-TV (Raycom Media)
2003 - 2005
Other Experience1 - 22 of 22
Community Representative, Secretary
Lindblom Math & Science Academy Local School Council
Current
Education Committee Member
7th District Expanded Anti-Violence Initiative
Current
External Relations Manager
Trinity United Church of Christ
Current
Founder
Growing Citizen Leaders
Current
Founder, Organizer
Englewood Votes !
Current
Founder, Secretary
Wood Street Meet & Greet Community Garden
Current
Member
Englewood Neighborhood Recovery Initiative Advisory Board
Current
Member
The Faith Community of Saint Sabina Catholic Church
Current
Member
RAGE - Resident Association of Greater Englewood
Current
Member
Greater Englewood Garden Association
Current
Publicist, Grant Writer, Community Organizer
Imagine Englewood If...!
Current
Volunteer
Cabrini Green Legal Aid
2009 - 2012
Community Organizer
Organizing for Action
2011
Former Chair
Economic Opportunity and Equity Committee, Illinois State House of Representatives
Former Chair
Human Services Subcommittee on Public Benefits, Illinois State House of Representatives
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Environmental Justice, Illinois State House of Representatives
Former Member
Police and First Responders Committee, Illinois State House of Representatives
Former Member
Environment Committee, Illinois State House of Representatives
Former Member
Appropriations for General Services Committee, Illinois State House of Representatives
Former Member
Human Services Committee, Illinois State House of Representatives
Former Member
Restorative Justice Committee, Illinois State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Business Incentives for Local Communities Committee, Illinois State House of Representatives