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Representative Bourne Thanks Constituents

State Representative Avery Bourne is wrapping up her time in the house and she says that she is honored to have been given the opportunity to represent the people of her district. Below you can find her press release that she issued thanking the constituents of the 95th Legislative District.


“As my service in the Illinois House comes to a close, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks.  It has been an honor of a lifetime to serve you and be your voice in Springfield for the past eight years.  Illinoisans have seen many changes big and small over the past 8 years-Speaker Madigan is gone and indicted, leadership term limits have passed in the House, we have stronger ethics laws, a new education funding formula that prioritizes sending taxpayer dollars to students who need it most, and we have begun fixing roads and bridges at the state and local levels.


However many of the big challenges for our state remain.  Illinois is one of the highest taxed states in the nation, our pension funds remain in trouble, politicians continue to abuse the public’s trust, and progressive policies have pushed out businesses and families.


Though I am leaving my service in the General Assembly, I like you, know theimportance of staying engaged.  Even in these last few days, I’ve spoken out against and voted against radical bills in the Illinois House that increase lawmaker pay, require a gun registry for law abiding gun owners, expand the ability for non-doctors to perform surgical abortions, and take away local control for siting wind and solar projects.  


Many of you throughout the years have encouraged me to keep up the fight.  Today, let me do the same.  Please stay vigilant.  Stay engaged.  Get to know your elected officials and share with them how policies impact you, your job, your family, and your community.


Getting to know families, small business owners, leaders, and students, and spending time in your communities has been a great honor. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your time, your experience, your support, and your perspective.  I look forward to seeing you in this new year!”


Representative Avery Bourne joined the House in February of 2015. 

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