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Dixon… State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) was appointed to the post of House Republican Caucus Chair today, earning him a leadership role in shaping policy for the growing caucus.

Demmer was recently sworn-in to his third term in the Illinois House, where he has quickly gained a reputation as one of the most knowledgeable and thoughtful legislators in the House Republican caucus.  Rep. Demmer’s appointment was announced by House Minority Leader Jim Durkin on Tuesday, “Tom Demmer has impressed me as a legislator who hit the ground running,” Leader Durkin said.  “In addition to being a very effective legislator for his constituents and parochial interests, Rep. Demmer has been a strong leader in reforming government operations, for improving the jobs climate in our state, and he lends valuable experience to the Illinois House as a health care manager in his professional life.  He has earned this opportunity to play a larger role in shaping policy as we continue to reform Illinois and make it a more attractive place for families to thrive.”

Dixon… State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) was sworn in to his third term in the Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday during the inauguration of the historic 100th General Assembly held at the University of Illinois-Springfield’s Sangamon Auditorium.

Rep. Demmer cited an eagerness to reform Illinois budget and spending policies to protect middle-class families and promote economic growth.

“As we stand at the precipice of 200 years of statehood, Illinois has challenges that are not insurmountable,” said Demmer. “These challenges should be viewed as opportunities to transform Illinois’ state government into a government that works for the people and competes for jobs and economic growth for the next 200 years.”

“Too many of our young people are moving out of Illinois for education, for jobs, for opportunities.  We have a window to help turn our state around and keep our children and jobs here in Illinois.  I will fight with everything I have to fulfill that vision for Illinois,” said Demmer.

The House of Representatives of the new 100th General Assembly is comprised of 67 Democrats and 51 Republicans.  Representative Michael J. Madigan of Chicago was re-elected Speaker of the House for another two-year term.  Representative Jim Durkin of Western Springs was re-elected Minority Leader.

90th District residents can learn more about legislation sponsored by Rep. Demmer during the Spring legislative session at his website at

Dixon… State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) joined AT&T to recognize Kreider Services and Open Door Rehabilitation Center with “Investing in Illinois” awards for their work to help people in Illinois.   Kreider Services, a non-profit organization, will receive $1,000 from AT&T to be used to support people with developmental and intellectual disabilities reach their fullest potential. Open Door Rehabilitation Center, a non-profit organization, will receive $1,000 to be used to support transportation for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“Illinois offers great non-profit organizations that are truly improving lives in our state.  By supporting these organizations, we’re strengthening the communities where our customers live, work and play,” said Jaci Kator, external affairs manager, AT&T.  “We’re investing in Illinois.” 

Representative Tom Demmer nominated Kreider Services and Open Door Rehabilitation Center for the recognition from AT&T Illinois.   The AT&T “Investing in Illinois” awards provide resources and recognition to organizations and programs that improve lives in their communities and the state. They’re advancing education, economic growth, new technologies and other essential community services.

Dixon… State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) wishes to again bring a piece of the 90th District to Springfield by hosting a photo contest. Participants will be asked to submit a photo that best represents the rich history of the 90th District, in celebration of the inauguration of the 100th General Assembly. The winning photo will be displayed in both of Rep. Demmer’s Springfield and Rochelle offices.

“We live in a unique part of Illinois,” said Rep. Demmer. “This contest will allow people to showcase the rich history of our area to others from around the State. I will be displaying the winners of the contest in both my Springfield and Rochelle offices.”
Springfield… State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) released the following statement in response to the passage of Senate Bill 2814 in the House this evening. This bill would keep provide reliability and consistency with the State’s policy on nuclear energy- including keeping nuclear generation plants open at Clinton & Quad-Cities.

“I voted ‘Yes” because I support nuclear power as a clean and viable energy source.  I know first-hand the value of both nuclear energy and nuclear energy jobs with the Byron Nuclear plant in my legislative district.  Nuclear energy generation creates hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars of revenue for both the State and local communities where those jobs are located,” said Demmer.

“If these two nuclear power plants were to close, Illinois ratepayers would be paying higher rates and receiving less reliable power in return.  This bills was negotiated with a variety of stakeholders and provides reliability and consistency for the next decade,” continued Demmer.

SB 2814 passed the Illinois House on a vote of 63-38.

Chicago – Transform Illinois, a statewide collaborative of elected officials and civic and research organizations dedicated to supporting more efficient local governments, is pleased to announced its second annual Transformer Awards, which recognize State, Local and Citizen Transformers whose efforts exemplify the coalition’s mission. The 2016 Transformers received their awards at a public event on Oct. 5 at the Metropolitan Planning Council in Chicago.
The 2016 State Transformers are Sen. Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) and Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon), who both championed local government efficiency by sponsoring several significant pieces of legislation in 2016.