With the Illinois House of Representatives set to begin virtual committees during the week of March 1st, State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) was selected to serve on two important leadership positions in the legislature by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs). Meier will serve as Republican Spokesperson on the International Trade & Commerce Committee and continue his leadership post on the Agriculture & Conservation Committee.
“As a farmer, I look forward to remaining as the GOP Spokesperson on the Agriculture & Conservation Committee,” said Rep. Meier. “My experience as a farmer helps me provide a perspective needed when the legislature is considering legislation that may impact the Ag industry. The Ag industry provides thousands of good-paying jobs for people across the state.”
To qualify to serve as GOP spokesperson in the House of Representatives, a legislator must serve three terms in the legislature and be chosen by the House Republican Leader. Rep. Meier’s experience as a farmer and developer is an asset to the State of Illinois given the fact that Agriculture is Illinois’ number one industry.
Rep. Meier added, “I also look forward to continuing to serve on both Human Services committees, the committee concerning Mental Health, and the Energy Committee. I will always fight for Illinois’ most vulnerable while serving on both Human Services committees and will continue to advocate for our coal-fired power plants. I am thankful our state did not have to resort to blackouts as we faced the freezing cold temperatures over the past couple of weeks. Without our coal-fired power plants, we could have been in real trouble.”
In addition to serving as Republican Spokesperson on the Agriculture & Conservation Committee and International Trade & Commerce Committee. During the 102nd Illinois General Assembly, Rep. Meier will also serve as a member of the following four committees; Appropriations-Human Services, Energy & Environment, Human Services, and Mental Health & Addiction.