11152018 Manar Decatur Leadership Group

SPRINGFIELD – Members of the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Institute joined State Senator Andy Manar at the Capitol Wednesday.

The program brings together people from Decatur and encourages them to become informed and dedicated citizens in community leadership roles.

Senator Manar updated the group about activity at the Capitol during the first week of the fall veto session and answered questions.

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11142018 Manar Lexie Jones

SPRINGFIELD – Lexie Jones, a junior at Rochester High School, joined State Senator Andy Manar at the Capitol Wednesday as his senator for the day.

Jones, 16, is the daughter of Lisa Badger and Jason Jones. She is a longtime choir member and takes dual-credit college courses. She will graduate by 2020 and is considering studying journalism in college. Outside of school, she works part-time at Applebee’s and enjoys hanging out with her 1-year-old yellow Labrador named Luna.

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Manar Carlinville Civics ClassState Senator Andy Manar visited with civics students at Carlinville High School on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Manar was invited by social studies teacher Logan Ridenour to talk to 25 students about representing his constituents, the difference between open and closed primary elections, his journey to becoming a senator, significant legislative accomplishments and more. Afterward, students had an opportunity to ask Manar questions.

Carlinville High School has been recognized as an Illinois Democracy School by the McCormick Foundation because of its emphasis on civics courses and extracurricular opportunities that encourage students to become more involved in local and state issues.

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Manar and Hale 350HSPRINGFIELD – The Rev. Samuel W. Hale Jr., who recently retired as pastor of Springfield’s historic Zion Missionary Baptist Church after more 34 years, was honored with a proclamation from the Illinois Senate.

State Senator Andy Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat whose district includes Zion Missionary Baptist, presented the proclamation to Hale during a retirement celebration Sunday, Aug. 26.

Hale became the 33rd pastor of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1601 E. Laurel St., in April 1984.

“We congratulate The Rev. Samuel W. Hale Jr. on his distinguished ministerial career and his devotion to the people of Springfield, and wish him well as he begins his retirement,” the proclamation reads.

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