Reps. Avery Bourne, Tom Demmer, and Keith Wheeler
conducting a Facebook LIVE response following the
State of the State Address. January 25, 2017.
Dixon… State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) issued the following statement following Gov. Bruce Rauner’s State of the State Address:

“The Governor’s address today can be summed up in one word: “Opportunity”.  We have the opportunity to work together in a bipartisan fashion to fix our State.  We have the opportunity to create jobs and bring back economic prosperity.  We have the opportunity to invest in education and continue to be a leader in education funding.  We have the opportunity to reform our criminal justice system and reduce the violence that plagues the City of Chicago.  While these issues can be viewed as challenges as well, I appreciated the fact that Governor Rauner sees the opportunities that exist to get Illinois back on the right track,” said Rep. Tom Demmer on Wednesday following the Governor’s address in Springfield.

90th District residents can connect with Rep. Demmer and learn more about legislation sponsored by Rep. Demmer during the Spring legislative session at his website at www.tomdemmer.org.

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From Sauk Valley Media, January 24, 2017---

Voters in the 90th House District in general, and the Sauk Valley in particular, have been aware of the leadership talents and aspirations of youthful state Rep. Tom Demmer for a while now.
Demmer, 30, a Dixon Republican, first won...read more here
Dixon… State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) posed one of the most important questions of the year during the debate over the Rules of the House for the 100th General Assembly—“if you didn’t know if you were in the majority or minority, would you feel these rules are fair?”

Speaker Madigan’s House Rules have long been a point of contention over process in Springfield. With complete control over setting the daily agenda and control through his top Assistants over what bills are assigned to committee and which are not, Speaker Madigan has ruled Illinois with an iron fist for 32 of the past 34 years. He alone determines whether a bill will receive fair debate in the Illinois House.

This prologue is what led newly appointed Republican Caucus Chair Demmer to pose the question, “if you didn’t know you were in the majority or minority, would you feel these rules are fair?” He continued,
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 www.tomdemmer.org.


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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.