September 11, 2012

Harris attends Roosevelt University's "White Coat" Ceremony

State Rep. David Harris recently attended Roosevelt University’s College of Pharmacy “White Coat” Ceremony in Schaumburg.

Roosevelt University opened its College of Pharmacy at the Schaumburg Campus in July 2011, and it has quickly developed into a leading institution granting a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. For the current Class of 2015, there were over 600 applicants, with 71 being admitted for the rigorous three-year program.

The “White Coat” Ceremony is a tradition at which the students receive a white coat to mark the beginning of their studies for the pharmacist degree. The ceremony was very well attended with nearly 500 people present, including family, friends, the new Class of 2015, the Class of 2014, faculty, and administrative leadership of Roosevelt University.

Roosevelt University’s main campus has a beautiful new building on Wabash Avenue in Chicago. Its College of Pharmacy located at the Schaumburg Campus is an important addition to the educational opportunities in our northwest suburban area.


September 6, 2012

Harris Receives Endorsements

State Representative David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) is pleased to announce that he has received endorsements from several important groups. The groups represent diverse interests, and the endorsements demonstrate that Representative Harris has been responsive to issues important to these constituencies. While he may not always agree with a group’s position, he is always ready to listen and be as helpful as possible to address key concerns. His responsiveness has earned him the endorsements.

The groups endorsing Harris for re-election include the following:

The National Federation of Independent Business – Illinois
The Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
The Illinois Federation of Teachers
Stand for Children


F O R  I M M E D I A T E  R E L E A S E

4 October 2011


State Representative David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) announced today that he plans to run for re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives from the 53rd Representative District. Harris had considered a run for Congress from the newly-drawn 8th Congressional District which has no incumbent legislator and which covers part of Harris’ current district.

“Public service at any level is a privilege. I am honored to represent the citizens of this area in the Illinois House, and there is a lot of work to be done to put the State of Illinois on sound financial footing,” said Harris. “As the Republican spokesman on the House Revenue & Finance Committee, I was able to have a meaningful impact on budget issues this year. Positive progress was made on the budget, and it is important to maintain that forward momentum. I strive to provide the constituents of my district with hands-on and committed public service, and I am excited about the prospect of continuing that service if I win re-election to the Illinois House.”

“I tested the waters for a possible run for Congress from the new 8th District, and I was genuinely humbled by the expressions of support that I received from Republican officials both in and out of the District,” Harris added. “However, a decision to run for Congress involves many factors, not just an estimate of winning or losing. The ability to be close to my family and to work with leaders at the local level means a lot to me at this time in my life.”

Harris indicated that he would enthusiastically support the winner of the Republican primary in the 8th Congressional District. “At the state level, I support and have proposed policies that emphasize economic growth based on deficit reduction, less spending, and the creation of small business job opportunities in the private sector. I urge the Republican candidate for Congress in the 8th District to do the same at the federal level,” said Harris.

The 53rd State Representative district in which Harris will run is also a newly-drawn district. It encompasses most of Arlington Heights, about half of both Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights, and a small part of Des Plaines.

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