Quinn Recommends Direct Election of Speaker of the House

Pat Quinn, Democratic candidate for Attorney General and former Illinois Governor, was recently featured in the Galesburg Register-Mail, where he recommended new ideas to increase the power of Illinois voters, including the direct election of the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate.

That’s an idea I’ve kind of come across in my own head over the last couple of years, given my experience down there in Springfield. I just feel that the leaders of the legislature of both houses need to have a broader constituency than just the members who elected them speaker or president.

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