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Sullivan Named to House GOP Leadership Post

Sullivan Named to House GOP Leadership Post

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A Republican lawmaker who voted in favor of same-sex marriage has been named to a leadership post in the Illinois House.

Ed Sullivan is a Mundelein Republican. He was one of three House GOP lawmakers who voted in favor of the legislation the General Assembly passed last December. He also survived a primary campaign against an opponent who criticized his vote.

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs announced Monday that Sullivan would be named to the caucus leadership team. Sullivan takes the spot left vacant by state Rep. JoAnn Osmond of Antioch who recently retired.

The leadership team is responsible for developing a caucus agenda and guiding other members on controversial votes.

Durkin says he can count on Sullivan to do “heavy lifting” in during difficult situations.

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