Equity: The Longest-Serving Woman In The General Assembly

Mar 7, 2016

State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
Credit State House Democrats

State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie is the longest-serving woman in the Illinois General Assembly, having been inaugurated in 1979. The Democrat from Chicago was working on a sociology project at the University of Chicago when she was encouraged to run for the state House. Maureen McKinney interviewed Currie  because March is Women’s History Month.

We will also post McKinney’s interview with Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno, the longest serving Republican women in the General Assembly.