Illinois's 17th Congressional District
Congressman Eric Sorensen was elected to serve Illinois’ 17th Congressional District in 2002. Before running for Congress he served communities across Central and Northwestern Illinois as a local TV meteorologist for over two decades, communicating live-saving information that impacted Illinoisans’ jobs, schools, farms, and safety. To Eric, being a meteorologist was about building trust and protecting his community.
In Congress, he is focused on lowering costs for working families, creating sustainable jobs in Central and Northwestern Illinois, and supporting the family farms and rural communities that keep our economy moving forward.
He serves on the House Agriculture Committee and uses his background in science to contribute to his role on the Science, Space, & Technology Committee. He is Co-Chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus.