Reflections of a Freshman Legislator in Illinois

Rep. Davidsmeyer represents the 100th District which includes
Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Morgan, Pike,
Scott & Sangamon counties.

Six months ago, I had the great honor of taking the oath of office as the new State Representative for the 100th district. In that time, I have visited many of the communities of the district, witnessed record flooding, and I have learned a lot about how Springfield works (and sometimes doesn’t work).

When the 98th General Assembly began, we were facing a serious crisis in pension funding, a court order to enact a concealed carry law, massive debt and unpaid bills, and dozens of other issues which the people were looking to Springfield to act upon. We have acted on some of these, and to my great frustration, failed to act on some others. Read more....