State Representative Tom Bennett’s district offices in Watseka and Pontiac are up and running, and staff is ready to assist constituents with questions or concerns, Representative Bennett announced today.

“To make the transition as easy as possible for local residents, we have retained the same office locations in Watseka and Pontiac that were set up by my predecessor. I’m very pleased to add that former Representative Harms’s Chief of Staff, Susan Wynn Bence, has joined my team so residents who contact my Watseka office will continue to benefit from the experience and dedication she brings to the job,” Representative Bennett said.

Representative Bennett said he has also brought on board Deputy Chief of Staff, David Littlefield, to staff full-time a second office in Pontiac. Representative Bennett said, “David will be a great addition to our team.  Geographically, the 106th district is one of the largest districts in the state. Having two offices open five days a week will help make us more accessible to everyone. “

“It’s very important to me that everyone who wants to speak with me, or visit with me in person, can do that as quickly and conveniently as possible. My staff and I are here to help!” Representative Bennett said.

Representative Bennett said constituents may contact his offices at the addresses and phone numbers below, or contact him via webform by visiting his website at . Area residents are also cordially invited to March 9th Open Houses scheduled for both offices to meet staff and speak with Representative Bennett.

Watseka Office                                 Pontiac Office                     

342 W. Walnut Street                                    311 N. Mill Street, Suite 2

Watseka, IL, 60979                                         Pontiac, IL, 61764

Phone: 815-432-0106                                      Phone: 815-844-9179

Open House                                                  Open House
March 9, 5:00-7:00pm                                 March 9, 2:00-4:00pm                                   



Tom Bennett Sworn in as New 106th District Representative

The 106th District has a new State Representative today. Before family, friends and supporters, Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) took the oath of office to represent the district in the new 99th General Assembly. All 118 house members were sworn in at noon today at Sangamon Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The new 99th General Assembly will serve until January 2017.

“I am deeply honored to have been chosen by my neighbors to be their voice in the Illinois House. We have a lot of work to do to get our state back on track, and I’m ready to get started!” Bennett said.

Representative Bennett is an IT manager for a national insurance company, and is a former high school science teacher and computer software developer and trainer. He and his wife Kathy live in Gibson City. They have two grown children and three grandchildren.

“Being a State Representative is about making Illinois the best place for our children and grandchildren to work and raise their families. I am looking forward to working with our new Governor to tackle our long-standing budget issues, job creation, and helping working families get ahead.”

Representative Bennett encouraged residents of the 106th district to contact him with questions or concerns as the session moves forward. Representative Bennett’s district office can be contacted at (815) 432-0106.