Gov. Bruce Rauner has named former state Rep. Darlene Senger, a Naperville Republican, as deputy chief of staff for legislative affairs.
In her new role, Senger will coordinate liaisons and advise on legislative affairs, according to a news release from Rauner's office Monday.
Senger was elected to the Illinois House in 2008, after six years on the Naperville City Council. She unsuccessfully ran for Congress against U.S. Rep. Bill Foster in 2014.
Senger joins the governor's office after 1½ years as CFO for the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission.
Illinois legislators are looking forward to working with Senger again, Senate Republican Leader-Designee Bill Brady said in a statement.
"Darlene Senger's experience as a state representative will serve us well as she assumes her new responsibilities," Brady said. "I particularly enjoyed working with her on pension issues where she showed her expertise and commitment. Now, while she re-connects with legislators she has served with previously, I anticipate she will also quickly develop a rapport and working relationship with new legislators. She will be a great fit to advance the governor's agenda."