Rep. Sheri Jesiel Given First House Committee Assignments

Last week Sheri Jesiel was appointed to fill the vacancy left by retiring State Rep. JoAnn Osmond, following her twelve years of distinguished service to the 61st District. Subsequently, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin has appointed Rep. Jesiel to a number of committees previously held by Osmond. Those committees include Appropriations Public Safety, Insurance, Human Services, Public Safety – Police and Fire, Tourism and Veterans Affairs.

“As I said following my appointment last week, it is my intention to carry on the long-standing tradition of fiscal responsibility that JoAnn and her late husband Tim championed for so many years for the people of the 61st District,” said Jesiel. “I thank Leader Durkin for the opportunity put my years of experience as a CPA to good use with the committees he has assigned me.”

Rep. Jesiel is a graduate of Carthage College, where she earned degrees in Business Administration and Accounting. Following her graduation, Jesiel earned her CPA and since that time has proven herself to be an advocate of fiscal responsibility and financial management. Her knowledge and experience will no doubt be an asset in searching for solutions to the state’s tremendous fiscal problems.

“We have a crisis of employers, families, and young people fleeing our state as a result of the towering financial problems and I look forward to working with my colleagues in Springfield to put Illinois back on the path to prosperity through solid fiscal management,” said Jesiel.