Elected Officials

Bill Brady

Illinois State Senator | 44th District

Bill Brady has served as 44th District Senator since May 2002. He served as State Representative for the 88th District from 1993 to 2001.


Senator Brady was named Assistant Senate Republican Leader in February 2011. He is the ranking Republican for the Senate Insurance Committee, and a member of the Senate Agriculture and Conservation Committee, the Senate Environment Committee, the Senate State Government and Veterans Affairs Committee, and the Senate Transportation Committee. He serves on the Audit Commission and on the American Legislative Exchange Council. He is a member of ICHIP and IHSA, and served on the Illinois Commission on Pension Funding.


Locally he is currently a member of the St. Joseph Hospital Community Board, Catholic Charities Diocese of Peoria, and Lincoln Logan County Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the United Way Board Campaign Chairman, Illinois Wesleyan Association Board, Heartland Community College Foundation Board, Diocese of Peoria Lay Board, Susan G. Komen Board, Illinois State University Business College Advisory Board, Central Catholic High School Foundation Board, and YMCA Board.


Bill Brady was born May 15, 1961, in Bloomington, Illinois. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and Illinois Wesleyan University.


Over the course of his professional career, he has founded and operated several businesses, mostly focused in the areas of housing development and marketing. He is a member of the local, state and national Association of Realtors, and McLean County Chamber of Commerce.


Bill and his wife, Nancy, live in Bloomington. They have three children, Katie, a nurse at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; William, an attorney in Chicago; and Duncan, a sophomore at University of Missouri.