Springfield, IL – Jason Plummer, who is running to fill an open senate seat in Illinois’ 54th District, was among the candidates who submitted their petition at the State Board of Elections in Springfield early Monday morning. Plummer, along with dozens of circulators, collected over 2500 signatures from across the district to secure his place on the ballot.
“I sincerely want to thank every person who signed or circulated my petition. Voters will have an important choice to make on March 20th and I will be working very hard over the coming months to earn the confidence of every voter,” Plummer stated.
Plummer announced his candidacy in October and has stressed the importance of creating quality jobs, confronting the opioid crisis, and being an effective, conservative voice for Southern Illinois.
“I don’t take being a candidate for office lightly. There are serious issues that this district and the state cannot afford to ignore. We have to create quality jobs. We have to support law enforcement and get drugs out of our communities. We have to elect candidates who will uphold the values of the people of Southern Illinois. I deeply look forward to speaking with every voter in this district and working to earn their support. My commitment is to be a strong leader for them in Springfield.”
Jason Plummer is Vice President at R.P. Lumber as well as an intelligence officer in the Navy Reserves. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Maryville, serves on the board of Carmi Baptist Children’s Home, and is very active in several other civic, business, and charitable organizations. In 2010, Plummer was the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor, fighting for conservative principles on the ticket with Bill Brady. He and his wife Shannon live in Edwardsville.
***Press release and photo courtesy of Plummer for Illinois***