At a noontime ceremony at the University of Illinois at Springfield, State Representative Brad Halbrook took the Oath of Office to serve the 102nd District in the new 101st General Assembly. Rep. Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) stressed that new and returning members have big challenges ahead to get Illinois back on firm financial ground.
“Progress has been slow, but I believe there’s reason to be hopeful,” Rep. Halbrook said. “The national economy has strengthened, and if we remain committed to expanding job opportunities, supporting our agriculture industry and holding the line on taxes, we can strengthen our state and local communities as well.”
Rep. Halbrook is a native of Central Illinois. He currently resides on a small farm in Shelbyville, and is the former owner of a fence contracting business. He encourages residents of the 102nd District to contact him with questions or concerns as the General Assembly’s spring session moves forward. He can be reached at district offices in Shelbyville (774-1306) and Champaign (607-1853), or through his website www.rephalbrook.com.
“I want my children and grandchildren to have great opportunities to work here and raise their families here. The beginning of a new General Assembly is a new opportunity for us to help make that happen. I’m eager to get to work,” Rep. Halbrook said.