SPRINGFIELD… State Representative Mike Marron (R-Fithian) receives two committee spokesperson appointments from House Republican Leader Jim Durkin in the 102nd Illinois General Assembly. Rep. Marron released the following statement:
“I want to thank Leader Durkin for appointing me Republican Spokesman for the Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges and the newly created Police & Fire committees.
I am excited to continue the important work as a member of the Transportation committee. The 104th District comprises of many agriculture and manufacturing businesses that have a vital need for transporting goods to market. As a fifth generation farmer and former Vermilion County Board Charmin, I understand what it takes to ensure Illinois roads move forward as efficiently and safe as possible.
I am excited to start working on legislation in the newly formed Police and Fire committee this year. We found ourselves in a very rushed lame duck session vote on rapid police reform last month, and I think this committee will present an opportunity to bring in all the stakeholders to discuss the components found in the legislation. It is obviously time to find real solutions on police accountability, but I don’t think we will find the answers until we collaborate and work together.”