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 StateRepSue@gmail.com. Scherer represents the 96th District, which includes portions of Christian, Macon and Sangamon counties.