SCOTT DRURY RECOGNIZED AS EMERGING LEADER IN ILLINOIS – NAMED TO INAUGURAL CLASS OF EDGAR FELLOWS
Highwood, IL – A fellowship program led by former Illinois Republican Governor Jim Edgar and the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs has recognized Scott Drury as an emerging leader in Illinois. Drury is a former federal prosecutor who currently is running for state representative. Drury was one of only forty individuals selected from around the state to participate in the inaugural class of Edgar Fellows, an initiative designed to promote responsible and responsive leadership throughout Illinois. The other selected emerging leaders include Republican and Democratic legislators, as well as leaders of community groups, civic organizations and private sector enterprises.
“To be among the select group of emerging leaders chosen as Edgar Fellows is a true testament to my commitment to improve Illinois by working across party lines and addressing the concerns of both public and private industry,” stated Drury. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to learn from Governor Edgar and the many other established leaders involved with the Edgar Fellows initiative.”
Drury is a former federal prosecutor and candidate for state representative in the 58th District. Drury grew up in Highland Park and now lives in Highwood with his wife, Shelby, and two children. He currently practices law at a firm in Chicago and is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law. Drury also volunteers as an advisor for Deerfield High School’s Mock Trial Team.
The new 58th District includes all or portions of Bannockburn, Deerfield, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Knollwood, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, Northbrook, North Chicago and Riverwoods. The general election is on November 6, 2012.