About Senator Righter


Senator Righter has served the 55th Senate District since 2003, after having served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1997 to 2003.

In the Senate, Righter currently serves as Republican Spokesman for the Appropriations I Committee, Executive Appointments Committee, and the Assignments Committee. Additional committee assignments include Human Services, Appropriations II, and Veterans Affairs.


Eastern Illinois University, B.S. in Accounting, 1988

St. Louis University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1991 


Partner at Geisler, Weaver, & Righter, 1997-present

State’s Attorney’s Appellate Prosecutor’s Office, Drug Crimes Prosecutor, 1992-1997

Reed, Armstrong, Coffey, Goldbert & Mudge, P.C., Associate Attorney, 1991-1992 


Senator Righter has two sons, Jonathan and Benjamin. Benjamin attends Eastern Illinois University majoring in Physics and Engineering. Jonathan attends the United States Military Academy at West Point, majoring in Geographic Information Sciences and Technology.