Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady has served as 44th District Senator since May 2002. He served as State Representative for the 88th District from 1993 to 2001. During his tenure as a legislator, he has worked to increase education accountability and funding, and sponsored reforms of workers’ compensation and medical malpractice laws. He has championed reforms in the state’s insurance and financial industries that became a national model, sponsored laws that promote highway safety through more training for young drivers, and led the way in efforts to restore integrity to state government, ensuring the best use of the taxpayers’ dollars.
Senator Brady was elected Leader Designee in June of 2017. He is the ranking Republican for the Senate Insurance Committee, and a member of the Senate Executive, Executive Appointments, Gaming, and Transportation Committees.
Bill Brady was born May 15, 1961, in Bloomington, Illinois. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and Illinois Wesleyan University.
Over the course of his professional career, he has founded and operated several businesses, mostly focused in the areas of housing development and marketing. He is a member of the local, state and national Association of Realtors, and McLean County Chamber of Commerce.
Locally, he is currently a member of the St. Joseph Hospital Community Board, Catholic Charities Diocese of Peoria, and Lincoln Logan County Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the United Way Board Campaign Chairman, Illinois Wesleyan Association Board, Heartland Community College Foundation Board, Diocese of Peoria Lay Board, Susan G. Komen Board, Illinois State University Business College Advisory Board, Central Catholic High School Foundation Board, and YMCA Board.
Bill and his wife, Nancy, live in Bloomington. They have three children, Katie, William, and Duncan, a recent graduate from the University of Missouri.