In naming Rep. McAuliffe as Assistant Minority Leader, Durkin commended McAuliffe’s dedication and resolve in working for not only the people of his district, but also for the good of all of Illinoisans:
“I have worked with Representative McAuliffe for many years and he has consistently demonstrated an unwavering commitment to his constituents and a willingness to collaborate with other legislators to better the lives of Illinois families. Rep. McAuliffe will be an asset to the House Republican Leadership Team,” said Durkin.
Rep. McAuliffe was first elected as state representative in 1996 and will be serving his first term as a member of House Leadership during this 100th General Assembly.
“I am flattered and honored to be named Assistant Minority Leader,” said McAuliffe. “I thank Leader Durkin for his confidence in me and am grateful at the opportunity to serve as a lead voice in our caucus as we work to move Illinois forward.”
Through his years of service Rep. McAuliffe has garnered attention for his legislation aimed to help senior citizens, public safety officers and veterans and to raise awareness of certain public health initiatives. Rep. McAuliffe lives in Chicago and is married with two children.