60724 PorfirioAwardBURBANK – In a ceremony held Friday, Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars selected State Senator Mike Porfirio as the Senator of the Year.

“I’m deeply honored to receive this prestigious award from the Illinois VFW,” said Porfirio (D-Lyons Township). “I am committed to ensuring our veterans receive the protections, care and dignity they deserve. This recognition is a testament to the collaborative effort between lawmakers and veterans, working together to improve the quality of living for all who have served our country.”

Porfirio was selected for this award due to his significant impact on veteran-related legislation, notably his recent work on Senate Bill 3479. This crucial legislation, which protects veterans from predatory practices by unaccredited businesses, passed both legislative chambers with bipartisan support and is now awaiting the governor’s signature.

“I want to extend my deepest thanks to the Illinois VFW for this honor,” said Porfirio. “Their relentless support for veterans and their families is truly inspiring, and I am privileged to work alongside such a dedicated organization.”

To learn more about the organization, or how to support veterans, visit the Illinois VFW website.