Meier Picked to Serve on House Committees Important to Region

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) received his committee assignments for the upcoming session.  Meier’s committee assignments are a perfect fit for the 108th district which includes parts of Clinton, Madison, St. Clair and Washington Counties. 

Representative Meier will serve on the following six House Committees; Agriculture & Conservation, Appropriations-Human Services, Elementary & Secondary: School Curriculum & Policies, Environment, Business Growth & Incentives, and Special Needs Services.

Charlie Meier is a fourth generation farmer, a lifelong resident of Washington County, residing on his family’s Centennial Farm in Okawville.  Meier’s experience as a farmer will prove valuable to the Agriculture & Conservation Committee where he served in the previous General Assembly.

“Agriculture is crucial to Illinois’ economy and to my district,” said Rep. Meier.  “Being a farmer on the committee allows me to advocate for my district while offering a perspective which otherwise may be overlooked. I have truly enjoyed serving on the Agriculture & Conservation committee over the last two years and I look forward to serving another two years.”

In addition to serving on five committees, Meier will serve on the Appropriations Human Services Committee.  Humans Services consumes the largest piece of the state budget.  Meier’s commitment to advocate for necessary services to persons with special needs and the developmentally disabled has been witnessed dating back to his first term in office in 2012 as the Representative who fought and will never stop fighting to keep Murray Center open.

Rep. Meier added, “I am ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work in the Human Services and Special Needs Committee.  I pledge to continue being a voice for the developmentally disabled as it feels sometimes their voices are not heard.  I will make sure the committee hears our voice loud and clear.”

The Illinois General Assembly will reconvene on Wednesday, February 4th and will begin working in committees this month.  If you have a question or issue regarding state government, please contact Representative Meier’s office at 618-651-0405.