Biography

About Senator Steve McClure:

State Senator Steve McClure (R-Springfield) represents the 50th Senate District. He was sworn into office on January 9, 2019. Steve was born and raised in Springfield, and his family has a long history of public service. Both his parents worked in Illinois State Government, and his grandfathers served in the military.

Steve attended Springfield High School, where he excelled as a student and as a record-setting athlete.  There he served as co-captain of the wrestling team and, as a senior, he broke the school’s single-season record for his weight class. During his summer months he performed maintenance work at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Later, he went on to attend college at Arizona State University in Phoenix, where he earned two bachelor’s degrees in four years—one in history and the other in political science.  After college, Steve returned home to attend the University of Illinois at Springfield. There he earned a master’s degree in political studies while working as a legislative intern for the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus. During that time he analyzed budgets on the appropriations staff. From there, Steve went on to obtain a law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in Indiana.

After graduating from law school, Steve accepted a position as an assistant state’s attorney in the Sangamon County Juvenile Division.  As a juvenile prosecutor, he was dedicated to protecting children from abusive parents, rehabilitating delinquent youth, and was unwavering on providing assistance to children with chronic absences. It was at that time that his leadership skills were recognized, and he was promoted to chief of the division.

From there he went on to serve in the Sangamon County Felony Division. As a felony attorney, Steve prosecuted drug dealers, burglars, violent criminals, gang members, and perpetual thieves. Steve also focused on cases involving those attempting to take financial advantage of senior citizens. He also served as a member of the Lincoln Land Adult Fatality Review Team. The team investigates the abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults that have passed away.

Senator McClure has since resigned his position in the state’s attorney’s office in order to better serve the people of the State of Illinois.

About Senate District 50:

The 50th Senate District is located in central Illinois and encompasses the entirety of Calhoun, Greene, Morgan, Pike, and Scott Counties, and partially within Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, and Sangamon Counties.