Chapin Rose

Illinois State Senator | 51st District

Chapin and his wife, Camille, both grew up in the 51st District.  Upon graduating Charleston High School, he enrolled in and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois.  He is also a graduate of the University Of Illinois College Of Law.  Before being elected to the legislature, Chapin served as a Senior Assistant State's Attorney in Champaign County.

Chapin and Camille are members of Faith United Methodist Church.  They have four children.


EXPERIENCE

State Senator, State of Illinois
51st District, January 2013-Present

Committee Assignments:

  • Member – Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability
  • Member – Senate Education Committee
  • Member –Senate Energy Committee
  • Member – Senate Insurance Committee
  • Minority Spokesperson- Appropriations II
  • Minority Spokesperson- Higher Education
  • Illinois Leadership Council  for Agriculture Education’s -Jim Guilinger Legislative Award-2013

State Representative, State of Illinois
110th District, January 2003-January 2013

  • Bowhay Fellowship Award 2003 – Midwestern Legislative Conference
  • Freshman Legislator of the Year – Illinois Health Care Association
  • Legislator of the Year – Illinois Drug Education Alliance (IDEA)
  • Member - House Republican Rural Economic Development Task force
  • Co-Chair - House Republican Methamphetamine Task Force
  • By-Laws Committee Chair - Legislative Fire Caucus
  • University of Illinois Fire Services Institute:  Graduate of the “Legislator’s Fire Academy”   2003
  • Illinois Farm Bureau Activator “Friend of Agriculture” Award Recipient - Each Term of Office
  • Illinois Alcoholism & Drug Dependence Association:  “Legislative Leadership Award” 2005
  • “Illinois Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Persons” Award:  2005
  • Douglas County Regional Prevention Group:  “Certificate of Recognition”  for Methamphetamine Awareness in Central Illinois:  2006
  • Illinois Reading Council:  “Illinois Legislative Award”  2005 - 2006
  • Illinois Civil Justice League:  “Friends of Fairness” Award:  2007
  • Illinois Health Care Association:  “Legislator of the Year” Awarded:  2006 & 2007
  • Illinois Dollars for Scholars:  “Lincolnland Legends Award”  2006
  • Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts:  “Legislator of the Year” Award:  2006
  • Member Special Investigative Committee Regarding the Impeachment of Rod Blagojevich
  • Illinois Council on Long Term Care/ Illinois Health Care Association: “Legislator of the Year” 2007
  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce: “Champion of Free Enterprise” Award: 2007 – 2008
  • Association of Illinois Soil & Water Conservation Districts: “Friend of Conservation” Award: 2009
  • Illinois Bankers Association: “Outstanding Legislator” Award 2009
  • Association of Illinois Soil & Water Conservation Districts: “Legislator of the Year” Award: 2011
  • Chairman, Legislative Ethics Commission: 2010 – 2012
  • Member, House Redistricting Committee: 2010 - 2011
  • National Federation of Independent Business: “Guardian of Small Business Award” 2011 – 2012
  • Illinois Education Association Region 9: “Friend and Advocate” Award: 2012
  • Inaugural Class of the “Edgar Fellows Program” 2012

Committee Assignments:

  • Appropriations – Higher Education
  • Financial Institutions
  • Environment & Energy
  • Redistricting
  • Environmental Health
  • Insurance

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Political Science - Fall 2004


Champaign County State’s Attorney, Urbana, IL
 Senior Assistant State’s Attorney, December 2001 – January 2003

  • Accelerated Disposition Program
  •  Felony Case Load


Assistant State’s Attorney, November 2000 - December 2001

  • Child Support Enforcement Alliance, October 2001 - December 2001
  • Traffic Division, November 2000 - October 2001
  • DUI Prosecution and trial experience


EDUCATION
   
University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, IL Juris Doctor, May 2000

  • Moot Court Board
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Client Counseling Competition Winner
  • President, Irish Law Students Association


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL  Bachelor of Science, August 1997
Major in political science with concentration in economics

  • Senior 100 - Top 100 graduating seniors at the University of Illinois based on academics, campus and community involvement
  • Student Trustee – 1994, 1995 academic years
  • Phi Delta Theta Social Fraternity
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Illinois Student Government, Member 1993-1996
  •     -Governmental Affairs Committee Member

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Faith United Methodist Church, Member
  •  Mahomet Lions Club, Member
  • Illinois Prosecutor’s Bar Association, Past Member
  • Champaign County Republican Central Committee, Treasurer 2000-02   
  • University of Illinois Alumni Association, Member
  • University of Illinois, LAS Recent Graduate Award 2003