DECATUR, Ill. – Furthering her efforts to support economic development in Central Illinois, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, has been appointed chair of the newly established Business Incentives for Local Communities Committee.

“A primary concern of residents of my district is their inability to find good-paying jobs in our region,” Scherer said. “We need to do more to attract companies to cities other than Chicago and to create opportunities for middle-class and working families throughout Illinois, and I look forward to tackling these goals.”

In addition to chairing the Business Incentives for Local Communities Committee, Scherer also retains her position as vice-chair of the Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing, Administration & Oversight Committee. Scherer was a public school teacher for more than 30 years and has consistently fought for policies that meet the needs of educators, students, and parents.

“As a teacher, I understand that decisions made at the Capitol can have an enormous impact in local classrooms,” said Scherer. “It’s important to be a voice for those in the education community as we address how to improve our local schools.”

Scherer has also been named a member of the Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies, Agriculture and Conservation, and Economic Opportunity Committees.

For more information, please contact Scherer’s constituent service office at 217-877-9636 or by email at Scherer represents the 96th District, which includes portions of Christian, Macon and Sangamon counties.

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96th District

Springfield Office:
E-2 Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 524-0353
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District Office:
1301 E. Mound Rd.
Suite 270
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 877-9636
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