State Rep. Keith Sommer announces his retirement
(Heart of Illinois ABC) - State Rep. Keith Sommer will retire at the end of his current term in January 2023, according to a release.
Sommer represents the 88th District and was first elected in 1998.
“It’s been an honor to serve, but it’s time for me to step away and encourage others who wish to represent these amazing communities,” he said. “I can’t begin to thank the thousands of people who have supported me in ways, large and small, especially my family.”
During his time in Springfield, Sommer was known as an advocate for small government, local control and a better future for children.
According to a release, that last point was demonstrated by his advocacy for adoptions and foster care issues as well as for children with dyslexia.
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