State Senator Dale Righter, IL-55, was sworn in Wednesday as part of Illinois’ 100th General Assembly. The senator was one of many central Illinois senators to take the oath of office Wednesday in Springfield.
“It’s humbling to take the oath of office and to represent the 55th Senate District,” Righter said. “I want to thank my constituents for giving me the opportunity to be their voice in Springfield. I love this job, and I love representing them. To be able to meet so many great people, visit so many unique and diverse communities, and debate and craft solutions to issues that are critical to this state make this job so rewarding. I look forward to serving in the 100th General Assembly and moving Illinois forward.”
The new general assembly has lots of old problems to deal with, but in light of recent legislation, Senator Righter is positive. “These bills represent a comprehensive, tentative agreement on budgetary issues, economic reform, governmental reforms such as local government consolidation, I mean a lot of issues,” the Senator said in an interview. The bill package wasn’t voted on due to the timing, Right said, but would be revisited after new lawmakers were signed into office.
Righter suggested that if adopted, the bills could help to put Illinois back on track to economic solvency and even help to reduce the amount people leaving the state.