John Lowder is a partner of our firm and has 18 years of legislative experience.
He served 14 years as the Research and Appropriations Director for the Illinois House Democratic Caucus. During those 14 years, John and his staff analyzed and advised legislators on legislation affecting a wide range of topics including, municipal government, pensions, transportation and public safety issues.

John served as a top advisor to House leadership on issues ranging from tax code changes to pension difficulties. Additionally, in his capacity as Appropriations Director, John negotiated and supervised the drafting of every budget from FY 2000 – FY 2013.

John has a strong working knowledge of the budget issues that are important to municipalities. His intimate knowledge of the state budget and the process used to construct a state budget allow him to provide his clients with a distinct advantage in protecting their resources and the best opportunity to expand their programs.

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