Since being elected to the Senate in 1993, Dave Syverson has been a reformer, pushing to fix Illinois’ broken ways. Every day, Dave puts the values he shares with his constituents to work as he represents the people of Northern Illinois.
Born in Chicago, Dave was raised and educated in Rockford. Dave and his wife Lori have four children and two grandchildren. Dave works as a financial and benefits consultant with his firm Syverson Resource Advisors. In addition, he is a partner in a number of other business interests. Dave is also involved in many local charitable causes; one near and dear to him is the building of playgrounds in under-served areas and at local schools.
Dave has been widely recognized for his common-sense approach to improving Illinois’ jobs climate. He created the Illinois Manufacturing Caucus with the goal of bringing more focus on the importance of the manufacturing industry in Illinois.
In addition to his work on economic issues, Dave has sponsored and passed more than 100 pieces of legislation aimed at improving the quality of life for Illinois families, senior citizens, and persons with special needs. Dave sponsored and helped pass Illinois’ historic welfare reform legislation, the children’s health insurance program, measures to cap property taxes or increase property tax exemptions, sweeping Medicaid and long-term care reforms, pension reform, and the Home Fraud Protection Act, to name just a few.
During the 103rd General Assembly, Dave is Spokesperson for the Insurance Committee, the Health and Human Services Committee, and the Appropriations (Health and Human Services) Committee, and is a member of the Public Health, Behavioral and Mental Health, Licensed Activities, and Local Government committees. In addition, he serves as Co-Chair of the bipartisan Hospital Transformation Committee and the Medicaid Reform Committee. Dave is also a member of the Government Forecasting and Accountability Commission.
In addition to his Senate obligations, Dave is a member of several area Chambers of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business, the National Association of Financial Planners, and serves on the Board of Mercyhealth System.