Bristow challenged by Elik for District 111

Bristow challenged by Elik for District 111

ALTON — On Nov. 3, voters will choose between state Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Alton, and Foster Township Trustee Amy Elik, a Republican, in Legislative District 111. Bristow has been the district’s representative since 2017. Before this, Bristow was president of the RiverBend Growth Association. She is a graduate of Alton High School and Lindenwood University. Going into the election, Bristow said she wants to “reform Illinois government and end corruption that has plagued our state.” “Like many, I am outraged by the self-dealing behavior of politicians who put their own interests ahead of their constituents,” she said, adding she believes state government should work for the people it serves, not the other way around. “Families in our region live within their means, and so should our state government,” Bristow said. She said that, as a state representative, one of the things she is most proud of is protecting Second Amendment rights. “Working with both Republicans and Democrats, I passed a bipartisan package of legislation that helped expand the rights of law-abiding gun owners and reduce the burdensome requirements put on them,” she said. Bristow said she also passed “Malie’s Law” which forces insurance companies to cover life-saving medical monitors for children. “This legislation was dedicated in memory of an infant child who tragically lost her life after greedy insurance companies continued to prioritize profit over care,” she said. Bristow said that she has been proud to work with Republican leaders for local jobs. “I came to Springfield to put […]

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