State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth of Peoria will be honored by a state Democratic organization for helping to build up the party from the grassroots.

She is one of three people receiving the Illinois Democratic County Chairs Association’s Party Builder Award. 

The other two are U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Glenn Poshard, a former Democratic U.S. Representative from Southern Illinois who later served as president of Southern Illinois University. 

Gordon-Booth is the first African-American elected from Central Illinois to the statehouse. The IDCCA said she is being recognized for her work on criminal justice reform and recreational marijuana legalization. 

They will be honored at the IDCCA County Chair’s Brunch on August 14th in Springfield. 

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via | Peoria Public Radio

July 24, 2019 at 03:04PM