FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) announced he has been appointed to the House Agriculture & Conservation Committee in addition to five committees and two subcommittee announced earlier in the week.
“I was very happy to have received word from Leader Durkin letting me know I had been chosen to help represent our caucus on the Agriculture & Conservation Committee. Our agricultural economy in Illinois is very important to my district in Northwest Illinois,” said Chesney. “My father was a farmer who started a small business when I was a young child. I grew up in a rural community that relies heavily on agriculture as a primary driver of its economy. Farmers deserve a strong voice in Springfield and these issues are very important for me to protect.”
Rep. Chesney was also named to the Human Services Appropriations Committee, Cities & Villages Committee, Mental Health Committee, Judiciary-Civil Committee, and Economic Opportunity & Equity Committee as well as the Commercial Law Subcommittee and the Constitutional Law Subcommittee.
“These committee assignments assist my district on important public policy issues, and I look forward to my committee work this Spring to apply my Northwest Illinois values and perspective on these important House committees,” Chesney concluded.
89th District residents can learn more about legislative issues and Rep. Chesney’s positions during the Spring legislative session at his website at www.repchesney.com.