It was a rewarding and exciting day in Shelbyville for Brad Halbrook, his campaign, and his family. Halbrook, the new Representative for the 109th District in Illinois, was joined by a full courtroom of his family, supporters and the media to be sworn in at the Shelby County Courthouse Tuesday. The Honorable Judge Kimberly Custer led the ceremony, first speaking words of wisdom to Halbrook for his forthcoming term in the Illinois legislature.
Judge Custer then asked Halbrook to stand to be sworn in.
Halbrook took time to thank his wife, Linda, as well as his family, friends and supporters. Full of emotion, Halbrook spoke about how things fell into place for him and his campaign, ultimately leading to this moment.
Halbrook will be headed to Springfield next week, but still has a few more things to take care of before fully stepping into the shoes of Representative- the shoes worn previously by the now retired Representative Roger Eddy.
Halbrook, running on a platform of conservative values and reform, says that one of the pressing issues he foresees tackling soon is pension issues.
The 109th Legislative District encompasses all or parts of Cumberland, Crawford, Lawrence, Clark, Edgar, Shelby, and Effingham Counties. Halbrook plans to have his district office up and running in the next couple of weeks, and will be providing contact information for the office in the near future.