Bryant Victorious in Race for 115th District State Rep.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2018
Contact: State Rep. Terri Bryant - [email protected]
Murphysboro, IL – State Representative Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) has declared victory in the race for 115th district State Representative. Bryant defeated her opponent Paul Jacobs in the Primary Election, and now moves on to the General Election contest.
First, I want to thank my husband Rick, and my entire family for staying right by my side during this tough and spirited campaign,” Bryant said. “I couldn’t do this without them. I also could not do this without the help and support of so many volunteers and supporters. I am honored to have earned the trust and the votes of the people of the 115th district.”
Bryant was targeted during the Primary Election campaign by a Chicago Super PAC, an independent expenditure group that poured hundreds of thousands of dollars of negative advertising in to the campaign both opposing Bryant and supporting Paul Jacobs. Bryant says she believes she was able to withstand yet another high-dollar, Chicago-funded negative campaign because the voters of the 115th district understand that she works hard to put the interests of Southern Illinois first.
“I’m proud to be from this area and I’m proud to represent the needs of the people of my district in Springfield. Despite the big dollars from Chicago that were spent to tell people otherwise, I actually do my very best to vote my district,” Bryant said. “In a Springfield that is sharply divided sometimes, I think the best thing you can do is remember who sent you to Springfield and why. I’m there to stick up for SIU, I’m there to stand up for our health care providers, our hardworking men and women that build our roads, work in our prisons, teach in our schools, and care for the most vulnerable. I believe the voters of my district appreciate that I’m always open and available to meet and discuss issues, and I try to put a premium on providing top notch constituent service.”
Bryant will now shift her focus to the General Election in November, where she will face Democrat Marsha Griffin of Jonesboro. Bryant handily defeated Griffin in 2016, by a margin of over 10%, despite the fact that longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan’s political organizations spent nearly $1 million funding negative advertising and paying for staff from Springfield in support of Griffin’s candidacy.
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