Get to Know: House Agriculture Committee Member, Eric Sorensen (D-17)

Haley Bickelhaupt

Apr 20, 2023  |  Legislation & Regulation


Born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, Sorensen currently resides in Moline where he serves the 17th congressional district. Before serving his first term in congress, Sorensen was a meteorologist in central and northwestern Illinois.


On the House Agricultural Committee, Sorensen serves on the Subcommittee for General Farm Commodities, Risk Management, and Credit as well as the Subcommittee on Conservation, Research, and Biotechnology.


He also serves on the Committee on Science, Space and Technology where he is the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics. A freshman member of Congress, Sorensen’s 17th district was previously held by former Congresswomen Cheri Bustos. Bustos is well known as a leader within the ethanol industry. She introduced the Next Generation Fuels Act to the previous Congress.


While in Washington D.C., IL Corn met with Sorensen and discussed the Farm Bill and the congressman’s impact on the agricultural industry.


Sorensen also attended the congressional reception hosted by the Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin Corn Grower Associations.


This article is part of the April 2023 Political Action Committee newsletter, click here for the full PDF.