Illinois State Rep. Ryan Spain, deputy Republican leader in the Illinois House, officially launched his bid for re-election to the Illinois House this week.
Spain will stand for re-election in the new 73rd Illinois House District, where his home in Peoria is located.
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“Political challenges with the new president remain, but my resolve to improve the lot of Illinois families who want nothing more than to raise their families and see better opportunities in Illinois,” said Spain, which will be seeking the nomination of the Republican Party in the June 28 primary election.
“While my representation may be new to many voters in this district due to new map boundaries being drawn behind closed doors by Democratic politicians in a corrupt process I led the prosecution against, I look forward to running and gaining voter support. who aspire to put Illinois on a better path,” he said in the statement. “Voters in central and north-central Illinois deserve full-throated conservative leaders to thoughtfully and strategically address the flawed policies that have driven our state into the ground.”
A lifelong peorian, Spain graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a dual degree in political science and voice communication and a bronze medal. Spain also earned an MBA from Bradley University. In April 2007, Spain was elected to the city council as the youngest member at large in Peoria’s history, a seat he held until the fall of 2016.
He is vice president of economic development at OSF Healthcare System. Spain and his wife Ashley have two school-age daughters.
Spain received high marks for its voting record from the Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Tool and Manufacturing Association, Leading Age Illinois, Illinois Health Care Association and more. He was named a Free Enterprise Champion by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and received the 2018 Leadership Award for Telehealth Policy Improvement from the Illinois Telehealth Initiative.
Spain is an expert in the House Republican caucus on health policy, economic development, redistricting and electoral reform.
The new 73rd The district includes all or parts of Bureau, Henry, Lee, Marshall, Peoria, Rock Island, Stark, Whiteside, and Woodford counties.