Rep. Cabello appointed Assistant House Minority Leader

State Representative John Cabello, R-Machesney Park, was appointed to the post of Assistant House Minority Leader today for the 103rd Illinois General Assembly, joining the leadership team of new House Minority Leader Tony McCombie, R-Savanna. The role of Assistant Minority Leader is to advocate for caucus positions on policy issues and build coalitions in support of legislation working its way through committee and on the House Floor. Cabello has been appointed in recognition of his legislative experience and leadership as an advocate for the law enforcement community and public safety.

“I am truly honored to accept the appointment as Assistant Minority Leader,” Cabello said. “I would like to thank Leader McCombie and the entire House Republican Caucus for their confidence and support.  I am committed to working with colleagues across the State of Illinois to hold the Democratic majority accountable and advocate for reforms to state law that will reduce crime by giving our law enforcement personnel the resources and support they need to protect our communities. We also need to lower taxes and enact meaningful ethics reform to end the culture of corruption in Springfield.” 

Leader Cabello has served nearly three decades as a police officer and is currently on the roster of the Rockford Police Department. He began serving his community after graduation from the police academy by becoming a police officer for South Beloit. He later worked for the Rockford Police Department and in a short period of time, became a detective.

Leader Cabello rejoined the Illinois House of Representatives this week after having previously served the 68th District from 2012-2021. Cabello currently represents the 90th District, which includes portions of Winnebago, Stephenson and Boone Counties.

During the 101st General Assembly (2019-2021) Leader Cabello served as the Republican Spokesperson on the Public Safety Appropriations Committee and as a member of the committees on Transportation; Labor & Commerce; Judiciary – Criminal, and Capital Appropriations; respectively.