In the News: New House GOP Conference chair says voters have mandated reform

By Kared Kidd | Will County Gazette

Rep. Keith Wheeler

GOP legislators in Springfield received their marching orders in November’s general election to keep pushing for reform, the newly named House Republican Conference chairman, a lawmaker from Kendall County, said during a recent interview.

“Voters elected more Republicans to the Illinois House in November than we had during my first term,” state Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) recently told Will County Gazette. “That is our mandate to keep fighting for reform in Springfield, and as conference chairman, I intend to highlight our shared values and work to bring people together.”

While Republicans remain the minority party in the Illinois General Assembly, members now have more incentive to listen, according to Wheeler…
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