Parkhurst joins IDOT board aimed at curbing racial profiling
Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) was named to an Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) board tasked with curbing racial profiling throughout the state, according to a recent announcement.
Parkhurst was appointed to the Racial Profiling Prevention and Data Oversight Board by House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) on Oct. 4.
“I look forward to joining this oversight board," Parkhurst said in a press release. "I hope to find ways to ensure the rights of all Illinoisans are protected."
The board advises on state policy with the goal of stopping racial profiling and setting standards that protect Illinoisans' civil rights.
The board consists of 15 members who serve two-year terms, including the attorney general, IDOT secretary and the director of the Illinois State Police, or designated substitutes. Additionally, the minority and majority leaders of both chambers in the General Assembly appoint one member each.
The governor appoints eight members, with three from county or city law enforcement in varied jurisdictions, four from minority community organizations, and one expert in statistics and law enforcement. The governor also chooses the chair and vice chair of the board.