New State Rep. Jerry Long Sworn in as Member of the 100th General Assembly

Springfield, IL… Jerry Long (R – Streator) was sworn into office today in Springfield as the new State Representative from the 76th District which encompasses parts of Bureau, Putnam, LaSalle, and Livingston counties.

“Being entrusted by the people of this district to represent them in Springfield is perhaps the greatest honor of my life,” said Long.  “I’m  looking forward to getting to work.” 

Jerry Long has been a proud union teamster for the last 30 years as an over the road truck driver.  In addition, Jerry was a frequent contributor to the Ottawa Times as a citizen columnist.   He’s also a member of Starved Rock ABATE as well as a parishioner at the Streator Central Church of Christ.

The ceremonial inauguration was held at  noon  today at the University of Illinois at Springfield, marking the beginning of the 100th General Assembly of the Illinois House of Representatives.

“Our challenges are great, but I believe there were signs today that progress is possible,” added  Long.  “It’s imperative we get a budget in place along with significant reforms aimed at creating jobs here in Illinois.”

Rep. Long’s office in Springfield can be contacted at (217)782-2000 or by email at  His future district office location will be in Streator where he will maintain his constituent operation. 

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