The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) ACTIVATOR has announced that State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond), 95th House District, has received the primary election endorsement for her support of the agricultural community. Kevin Semlow, Director of State Legislation for the Illinois Farm Bureau, told Regional Radio News, it was a process of a group of local farmers that looked on Bourne’s voting record and they felt it was best to endorse her.
The Local ACTIVATOR Trustees endorsed Bourne based on her 100 percent voting record during the first half of the 99th Illinois General Assembly, and she also voted to support the Illinois Farm Bureau’s position on all legislation that would have a significant impact on Illinois agriculture. Semlow stated that this endorsement involved a grassroots process.
ACTIVATOR, Illinois Farm Bureau’s Political Involvement Fund is a voluntary, non-profit, segregated fund promoting the economic and social well-being of farmers. The Trustees are local Farm Bureau leaders representing each county in the Illinois General Assembly Legislative District.