Who will represent us in Springfield?

Who will represent us in Springfield?

The candidates vying for a seat in the race for 116th District State Representative are David Friess (R-Red Bud) and incumbent Nathan Reitz (D-Steeleville), who took over in 2019 for Jerry Costello II after Costello was appointed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker as director of law enforcement for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. David Friess David Friess is a lawyer with a practice in Red Bud. He is also a member of the Red Bud City Council. He graduated from Chester High School; graduated Cum Laude from Mercer University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and earned a law degree from John Marshall Law School. He is a member of the Randolph County Bar Association. Friess served in the U.S. Air Force and USAF Reserves and was a combat veteran in Operation Desert Storm. He is also a member of the Red Bud VFW and helps coach his children’s youth sports teams. David and his wife Miki have two children, Thomas and Jeda. Friess says he is running “because of my two young children. My wife Miki and I have been able to live the American dream right here in Southern Illinois where we grew up. I fear that my children will have no choice but to look elsewhere for opportunity once they graduate college. I believe people should vote for me because I have a history of serving others and will go to Springfield to represent the will of the people, not Mike Madigan or the Chicago […]

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