Scott Drury

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Scott Drury
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 58th district
Assumed office
January 2013 (2013-January)
Preceded by Karen May
Personal details
Born 1972 (age 43–44)
Political party Democratic
Residence Highwood, Illinois
Alma mater University of California (B.A.)
Northwestern University (J.D.)
Profession Assistant US Attorney

Scott Drury (born 1962) is the Illinois state representative for the 58th district. The 58th district includes all or parts of Bannockburn, Deerfield, Glencoe, Highwood, Highland Park, Lake Bluff Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, Northbrook and North Chicago[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Drury is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, who currently works at a Chicago law firm.[2] Drury is also an adjunct professor of law at the Northwestern University School of Law.[3]

Political career[edit]

In 2012, Drury was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives, beating his opponent.[4] Drury has served in the Illinois General Assembly since 2013.[5] Drury is currently the Vice Chair of the House Judiciary-Criminal Committee.[6] He also serves on the House Personnel and Pensions Committee and an education committee.[7] Additionally, in 2015, Drury was appointed to serve as a commissioner on the Governor's newly created Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.[8]

In 2013, Representative Drury voted "yea"[9] to a plan that amended state employee pension plans by drastically reducing the constitutionally protected benefits of Illinois state employees in retirement. The Illinois Supreme Court ultimately found these legislative changes to be unconstitutional.[10]

In 2014, Representative Drury was instrumental in defeating a plan to tax people with seven-figure incomes, a so-called "millionaire's tax" intended to help balance The Illinois budget.

Drury and another Democrat, Rep. Jack Franks, joined every Republican lawmaker in publicly dismissing the millionaires’ tax, leaving the Democrats two votes shy of the 71 they need to move it forward.[11]

Drury most recently voted "no" on an important labor vote in the House. House Democrats were attempting of over ride a veto by Governor Bruce Rauner on SB 1229. SB 1229 which would have empowered an arbitrator to settle negotiation disputes between public sector unions and the governor. Proponents of the bill argued that the bill's implementation would have impeded the Governor's ability to force a "lock-out" of state workers during contract negotiations. The House failed to override the Governor's veto by three votes.[12]

Although nominally a member of the Democratic party, Rep. Drury often does not support union causes. This has earned him a lifetime ration of 53% on the AFL-CIO scorecard, the lowest among active Democratic politicians in Illinois. [13]

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