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WOODHULL… State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) is inviting constituents to contact his District Office for state services and problems.

“Many times, when it comes to problems with state agencies, residents don’t know where to turn for help,” said Swanson. “I want to be sure 74th District residents know I am here to serve them and assist with state agencies, issues coming before the legislature and with an array of state services.”

In January, Rep. Swanson opened the new 74th District Constituent Services Office at 536 Oxford Avenue, Suite D in Woodhull, which is on the East side of the Woodhull Travel Plaza at Interstate 74 and Route 17. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm.

The office’s e-mail address is swanson@ilhousegop.org and Rep. Swanson’s legislative website can be found at www.repswanson.com. The website also includes a map of the district, committee assignments, contact form, and information on legislative initiatives supported by Rep. Swanson.

Rep. Swanson’s legislative aide started in January as well. Born in Cambridge and now a Geneseo resident,
WOODHULL… State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) issued the following statement following Governor Rauner’s Budget Address today:

“I was grateful to see the emphasis on Kewanee’s Correctional Life Skills Re-Entry Center during the Governor’s Budget Address,” said Swanson. “This program will help offenders leave custody, find a new job, and build a new life. I also agree with fully funding transportation funding to schools. This is long overdue. Our schools are scrambling to transport students at the expense of cutting curriculum and other programs.”

Swanson continued, “the speech was also great news for Illinois Veterans. The Governor proposed a new Veterans Home in Chicago, which will help with overcrowding at Downstate facilities at Quincy and LaSalle-Peru. This will provide opportunities for Veterans as well as better care. However, all of this is only possible with a growing economy. It was great to see the emphasis on growing our tax base and acknowledging we cannot tax our way to prosperity, we must grow our way to prosperity.”

74th District residents can learn more about the budget process as it proceeds throughout the Spring at Rep. Swanson’s legislative website at www.repswanson.com.
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WOODHULL… State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) announced he has received word that he will also be appointed to the House Agriculture & Conservation Committee in addition to the five committees announced earlier in the week.

“I was very happy to have received the call from Leader Durkin to let me know I had been chosen to help represent our caucus on the Agriculture & Conservation Committee.  As a fifth-generation family farmer, and representing an area of the state known as the Hog Capitol of the World (Kewanee) and containing some of the very best farmland in Illinois, I look forward to applying those skills and knowledge on this important committee,” said Swanson.  “My father, brother and I still operate our family farm near Andover where we harvest corn, beans, oats, wheat and hay crops as well as operate a cow/calf operation, cattle feedlot and raise pigs.”

“There are many difficult issues confronting our agricultural economy in Illinois.  Having legislators with first-hand knowledge on family farming will be important as we move forward as a State.  I look forward to that work and applying my common-sense and agricultural knowledge gleaned over generations,” continued Swanson.
                                                                                                                    
Rep. Swanson announced on Monday that he was appointed to the Public Safety Appropriations Committee, the Fire & Emergency Services Committee, the Elementary & Secondary Education: Curriculum and Policies Committee, the new Special Committee on Police & First Responders and the new Special Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

74th District residents can learn more about legislation sponsored by Rep. Swanson during the Spring legislative session at his website at www.repswanson.com.


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WOODHULL… State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) announced he has been appointed to key Illinois House committees dealing with issues of public safety, education, and Veterans Affairs.

“I am honored to represent my district and our state on these committees, as these are topics that I feel very passionate about,” said Swanson on Friday. “I know that there will be much work ahead as we move into the 100th General Assembly, but I am thankful to be able to contribute further on these critical issues.”

Rep. Swanson was appointed to the Public Safety Appropriations Committee, the Fire & Emergency Services Committee, the Elementary & Secondary Education: Curriculum and Policies Committee, the new Special Committee on Police & First Responders and the new Special Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

“As a former school board member, a veteran, and someone who cares deeply about public safety issues, I could not be more proud than to work on behalf of our region on these issues,” said Swanson.

74th District residents can learn more about legislation sponsored by Rep. Swanson during the Spring legislative session at his website at www.repswanson.com.
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WOODHULL… State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) issued the following statement following Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address on Wednesday.

“It’s important to understand that we must provide opportunities and not simply think we can tax away the problems we face today.  We must create the opportunities for our youth and our working class by bringing jobs back into Illinois.  The Governor could have droned on about the bad things facing Illinois, but instead he struck an optimistic tone about addressing those opportunities,” said Rep. Dan Swanson.

74th District residents can learn more about legislation sponsored by Rep. Swanson during the Spring legislative session at his website at www.repswanson.com.


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WOODHULL… State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) voted NO on House Rules proposed by Speaker Madigan on Tuesday.

“As a former school board member, I know that the way that business is conducted in the Illinois House is not only more restrictive than any other state, but is also not how we teach our students that our democracy works,” said Swanson.

Under House Rules, the all-powerful House Rules Committee has the ability to sideline any proposal not supported by Speaker Madigan and his legislative majority.  Public Posting requirements are lax or non-existent and there are no limits on the amount of terms a legislative leader may serve.

“We should be able to tell our schoolchildren with a straight face that