Frances Ann Hurley is a graduate of Mother McAuley High School and received a BA in Criminal Justice from St Xavier University. Fran was sworn in on January 13th, 2021 and begins her fifth term as State Representative of the 35th District. Her district includes portions of the 19th and 21st Wards in the City of Chicago, along with all or portions of Merrionette Park, Unincorporated Garden Homes, Alsip, Oak Lawn, Worth, Palos Park, Palos Heights, Orland Park, Orland Hills, and Tinley Park. She previously chaired the Police and First Responders Committee, Human Services Committee, and is currently Chairwoman of the Police and Fire Committee for the 102nd General Assembly. She also serves as the Moderate Caucus Whip and on the Joint Committee of Administrative Rules, Labor, Cities & Villages, Public Utilities, Transportation: Vehicle Safety, and Elementary/Secondary Education Committees.
Fran’s legislative efforts include sponsoring legislation to create the First Responders Suicide Prevention Taskforce which she co-chaired, that developed an investigative report of proposed mental health solutions for first responders. Fran has also sponsored a variety of legislative initiatives and passed bills regarding domestic violence awareness education for cosmetologists, preventing convicted child sex offenders from gathering in publicly accessible and privately owned play places, The Special Olympics lottery bill, a domestic violence bill that protects stalking victims by redacting their current address from public court filings, and an opioid law that requires CFD to provide increased real-time reporting criteria for opioid overdoses within 24 hours and directs critical care services when needed. She is currently working on ethics reform and a continuing education bill for special needs students in the 102nd General Assembly.
Fran participated in the Edgar Fellows program at the University of Illinois in 2013 which promotes Bi-partisan leadership, and The Business Undergraduates in Leadership Development (BUILD) program at the University of Wisconsin, in 2016. She was recently awarded the Legislator of the Year award from the Northern Alliance of Fire Protection Districts and recognized as a Friend of Infrastructure from the Transportation Coalition for Illinois.