Sangamon County State’s Attorney Dan Wright has been confirmed unanimously to the Forensic Science Commission by the Illinois State Senate. Nominated by Governor JB Pritzker, Wright’s term ends in February 2026.
The Forensic Science Commission was created in 2021 to provide guidance to ensure the efficient delivery of forensic services and sound forensic science practice throughout Illinois. It provides a forum for discussions between forensic science stakeholders to improve communication and coordination and to monitor issues impacting the State. With a goal of reducing or eliminating factors and inefficiencies that contribute to backlogs and errors while focusing on education and training, funding, hiring, procurement, and other aspects identified by the Commission.
Dan Wright is in his second term as Sangamon County States Attorney, serving since 2018. During his time in office, Wright founded Promoting Unity through Public Interest Law (PUPIL), an organization that seeks to educate young people about legal careers in public service. He has also served as a board member for several organizations, including The Outlet, Memorial Behavioral Health, the Illinois Juvenile Justice Leadership Council, the Central Illinois Human Trafficking Task Force, the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln and the Make S.A.F.E. Task Force.