Campaign News

State police release new recruitment video

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Illinois State Police  12 June      The Illinois State Police has a new recruitment video! The video is posted to both the ISP Merit Board's website and Facebook (See links below). We are encouraging all members of the General Assembly and staff to share, post, publish, "like", this video on their webpages and/or social media sites. Please help us get the word out and share these video...more

Harris visits Holmes Junior High School in Mount Prospect

State Rep. David Harris gave the opening announcement at Holmes Junior High School on June 4th. That day was designated as the school's "Service Day," a day on which the students participate in numerous service projects on behalf of others. The "Service Day" was the school's third annual one, and it was a great success for all involved.    In his remarks over the video public address system, Rep. Harris congratulated the students on their...more

Harris introduces resolution calling for state to pay old bills

HARRIS INTRODUCES HOUSE RESOLUTION 1078 TO USE ALL INCREASED REVENUE TO PAY OLD BILLS    State Representative David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) today introduced House Resolution 1078. HR 1078 calls for the use of all revenue above that budgeted for the current Fiscal Year to be used to pay old bills.    Recently the Commission on Government Finance and Accountability estimated that State of Illinois revenue for FY’14 would be $36.661 billion...more

Harper College students visit State Capitol

A number of students from Harper College, accompanied by Phil Burdick, the Chief Communications Officer at Harper, met with State Rep. David Harris at the State Capitol in Springfield recently. Several of the students were from Rep.Harris' district.    The group came to Springfield to encourage the General Assembly to expand the number of Monetary Assistance Program (MAP) grants that are provided for students at community colleges throughout...more

Patton third graders testify in Springfield

Earlier this year, Claire, Brooke and Maddie -- three third graders from Patton School in Arlington Heights -- contacted State Representative Harris to ask him to take action to prevent the operation of "puppy mills" in Illinois.    Last year the General Assembly passed a law known as "The Puppy Lemon Law" that would severely minimize the operation of puppy mills in our state. However, the penalties for violation of the Animal Welfare Act were...more

Harris meets with Hersey High School debate team - State champs!

State Representative David Harris recently hosted the members of the John Hersey High School Debate Team when they were in Springfield recently to compete at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Debate Championships.    The Team took the top spot and won the 2014 State Championship! The team had six finalists, three of whom took the top three places in the tournament. This is the first time that a single team has produced the top...more

Harris recognizes life-saving action

State Representative David Harris passed House Resolution 783 in the Illinois House of Representatives recognizing Arlington Heights Deputy Fire Chief Ken Koeppen for his actions to save the life of an Arlington Heights Police Officer.    In mid-December last year, Police Officer Michael McEvoy was seriously wounded by a gunshot fired at a domestic disturbance. By good fortune, Deputy Chief Koeppen was in the area of the disturbance, and he...more

Patton School students encourage legislative initiative

State Representative David Harris met with Third Graders at Patton School in Arlington Heights recently to discuss House Bill 4410. HB 4410 is a legislative initiative that was prompted by contact from Claire, Maddie, and Brooke, who are students at Patton School.    The young students wanted Representative Harris to promote bills that would cut down on the operation of “puppy mills.” HB 4410 doubles the penalties for the mistreatment of...more

Rep. Harris attends "Meet your Legislator" Day

State Representative David Harris met with constituents and other local residents on January 14th at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library’s “Meet Your Legislator” Day.Other state legislators and representatives from federal congressional offices were also in attendance.    Over 50 individuals came to the event to discuss policy issues, to share concerns and opinions on matters of public policy, and to get to know their local representatives...more

Illinois State Police announce official concealed carry website

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police (ISP) today launched a website to provide the public with information regarding the Concealed Carry application process.    The Concealed Carry License (CCL) website is being launched in advance of the January 5 application posting date to provide citizens with additional information that will assist with eligibility requirements,application fees, training requirements, official forms, information for...more

Rep. Harris recognizes St. Peter Lutheran School for blue ribbon

State Representative David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) presented a Certificate of Recognition from the Illinois House of Representatives to St. Peter Lutheran School in Arlington Heights in recognition of the school being named a “Blue Ribbon School of Excellence” by the US Department of Education for 2013.    Since 1982, the Blue Ribbon Schools program has been run by the U.S. Department of Education as a way to recognize high-performing...more

Rep. Harris recognizes Prospect Heights Police Officer of the Year

State Representative David Harris presented a Certificate of Recognition from the Illinois House of Representatives to Corporal Michael Stone of the Prospect Heights Police Department.    Cpl. Stone was named 2012 “Office of the Year” by the Prospect Heights Police Department. At the shift change Roll Call formation on Thanksgiving eve, Rep. Harris was pleased to compliment Cpl. Stone and all police officers for their dedication to public...more

Rep. Harris presents resolution to Mount Prospect Fire Department

State Representative David Harris presented House Resolution 619 to the Mount Prospect Fire Department on October 29. Rep. Harris introduced HR 619 in the Illinois House of Representatives to recognize and honor the Mount Prospect Fire Department on its 100th Anniversary.    When the MPFD was created in 1913, its all-volunteer force served the town's 300 residents with only ladders, buckets, and a hand pump. The Department constructed its...more

Rep. Harris hosts 3rd Annual Senior Fair

State Representative David Harris hosted his 3rd Annual Senior Health Fair this past week at the Village of Mount Prospect Community Room. Rep. Harris’ Senior Fair has become a popular event during Senior Health Month in Mount Prospect,with over 100 seniors in attendance this year. The Health Fair included over 40 exhibitors and allowed seniors the opportunity to take advantage of free health screenings, get flu shots, and learn about a variety...more

Contact Representative Harris

If you have a legislative related issue and would like to contact Representative Harris, please contact his District Office at:

800 W. Central Rd.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
by phone at 224-635-2010 or 224-764-2440
or by e-mail at

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