* Press release…
Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed life-long farmer and Illinois State Representative Raymond Poe the Director of the Department of Agriculture. Poe’s experience as a legislator, as a businessman and as a farmer makes him the ideal choice to lead the agency.
Poe has represented the citizens of Central Illinois for the past 20 years as a member of the General Assembly. He’s a member of the Agriculture & Conservation; Appropriations-Higher Education; Personnel & Pensions; and Business Occupational Licenses (Republican Spokesperson) committees. He has farmed in Sangamon County his entire life.
In addition to his legislative experience, he served on the Williamsville School Board, where he was president for three years. He is also the former president of the Sangamon County Farm Bureau and the former president of the Lincoln Land Farm Supply.
Poe is a graduate of DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago. He lives in rural Springfield.
…Adding… Lots of Republican names floating around as replacements, but this just landed in my inbox…
County Board member Anthony “Tony” DelGiorno will hold a press conference next week to announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the 99th state legislative district.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 9am
WHERE: DelGiorno Home,1421 So. Lowell Street, Springfield, Ill. 62704
Born and raised in Springfield’s southeast Bunn Park neighborhood, DelGiorno has represented County Board District 22 since 2012, when he defeated 12-year incumbent Tim Moore. He is a graduate of Illinois College and American University’s Washington College of Law. DelGiorno is a partner at Jacksonville’s Rammelkamp Bradney law firm based in their Springfield office.
…Adding More… Leader Durkin…
“I consider Raymond Poe a very good friend and I am going to miss working with him in the Illinois House. I also want to thank him for everything he has done on behalf of the House Republican Caucus. For the past 21 years, Raymond has devoted himself to serving the residents and communities of central Illinois. He is well-liked and respected by everyone he meets. Raymond Poe’s experience as a lifelong family farmer and lawmaker make him uniquely qualified for the position of Agriculture Director – he will do an outstanding job.”