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"This week I had the honor of visiting with the students and staff at Ridgeview Elementary School in Colfax as their Superhero for the month of February! " Rep. Brady said.

"I want to thank Superintendent Dr. Cathy Weber for inviting me to participate in this year’s superhero-themed visits. I had great fun on Monday attending an assembly and visiting with children from elementary grades through high school."
State Representative Dan Brady (Bloomington - 105th District) will visit Ridgeview Elementary as Super Hero of the Month for February.  The visit is scheduled for Monday, February 23, from 10:45am-12:30pm. 

Dr. Cathy Weber is the Principal of Ridgeview Elementary School at 300 South Harrison Street in Colfax.  She invited Representative Brady to participate in this year’s “superhero” themed visits.  “There is one thing everyone admires about State Representative Dan Brady.  He is friendly to everyone, both young and old.  That’s truly a superhero characteristic,” say Dr. Weber. 

Representative Brady will join the children for an assembly and stay through the lunch hour.

Ridgeview Community School District #19 is a unique, rural school district with multiple grades in one building.  While Representative Brady is visiting primarily elementary school children, he will also be interacting with all ages up through high school. 

Students will receive “Explore Illinois with Dan Brady” Illinois Activities Books for Kids and “A Visitor’s Guide to the Illinois General Assembly.”

“As with his State of the State address two weeks ago, Governor Rauner today was frank about the seriousness of our situation, and he presented one scenario to bring our budget in line and meet our obligations,”  said State Representative Dan Brady (R-Bloomington). “This is a starting point for discussion, not a final budget. In the next few weeks I’ll be reviewing it and discussing it with constituents in the 105th district. We must be included in the debate.”

 

 

 

State Representative Dan Brady will lead debate for the House Republicans on bills coming before House Committees on issues of higher education funding and affordability in the new 99th General Assembly. Brady, an Assistant House Republican Leader, has been named Republican Spokesman on both the House Appropriations-Higher Education Committee which deals with state funding for Illinois colleges and universities, and the newly-created Community College Access and Affordability Committee, which will consider legislation aimed at making a community college education accessible to more Illinoisans. He will also serve on the House Higher Education Committee, which tackles other issues concerning state colleges and universities.

“Our universities and community colleges are critical to our children’s future success, and the success of our entire community. These committees and the legislation we will consider there will be more important than ever this spring as we work with the Rauner Administration to chart a new course for our state. I’m very honored to have been selected to serve as Spokesman on two crucial committees this spring and next,” Brady said.

 Representative Brady said he is also pleased that he has again been tapped to serve on the House Insurance Committee. “With the headquarters of State Farm and Country Companies Insurance located in our district, this assignment is also important for local families, and local jobs,” Representative Brady said.

 During the 99th General Assembly Representative Brady will also serve on the House Labor and Commerce Committee, another key assignment that will afford him greater input on crucial legislation concerning labor unions and job creation. The House Transportation-Vehicle Safety Committee and the newly-created House Special Committee on Special Needs Services round out his assignments.
 
“This is a diverse assignment list that covers many areas of concern for our communities. I’m looking forward to a busy, and hopefully very productive, Spring Legislative Session,” Brady concluded.


Before family and friends State Representative Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) today took the oath of office to represent the 105th House district in the new 99th General Assembly.

House members were sworn in at noon Wednesday at Sangamon Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The new 99th General Assembly will serve until January 2017. Representative Brady, who is beginning his 8th term representing local communities in the Illinois House, said this year truly has the feel of a “new beginning”

“It is truly an honor to serve my constituents here in Central Illinois,” said Representative Brady. “We have a new Governor who has pledged to take a vastly different approach than his recent predecessors on our two biggest challenges: getting our economy and budget back on track, and growing jobs. I am anxious to hear his plans in greater detail in his upcoming state of the state and budget addresses, and I am ready to get to work with him on solutions.”

 Representative Brady encourages residents of the 105th district to contact him with questions or concerns as the session moves forward. Representative Brady’s Normal district office can be contacted at (309) 662-1100, and he can be reached via e-mail at dan@rep-danbrady.com.   Constituents can also visit his legislative website at www.rep-danbrady.com.

 Rep. Brady represents parts of McLean and Livingston Counties, including a large portion of the Bloomington/Normal metropolitan area.
State Representative Dan Brady has been named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The Guardian of Small Business award is the most prestigious honor that NFIB bestows on legislators in recognition of their efforts to help small businesses throughout Illinois thrive and create jobs. Representative Brady (R-Bloomington) is being honored for his near-perfect voting record in support of Illinois’ small businesses.

“The NFIB has over 11,000 small business members in Illinois who count on lawmakers, the governor and other elected officials to foster a competitive business environment through limited government, fewer regulations and market-driven public policies,” said Kim Clarke Maisch, NFIB/Illinois State Director.

Rep. Brady received a near-perfect 86% positive voting record on NFIB- supported bills to create jobs during the 2013-2014 legislative year. His pro-small business voting record can be viewed at www.nfib.com/IL.

“Small businesses provide most of the jobs here in Central Illinois and across the state. Helping them grow and thrive here is crucial to revitalizing our communities. We must implement policies that help us bring good jobs and consumer dollars back to our state,” Rep. Brady said. “I look forward to continuing to work with the NFIB to make sure Illinois is jobs-friendly.”