State Sen. Jason Plummer, R-Edwardsville, has been named as assistant Republican leader in the Senate Republican Leadership Team for the 102nd General Assembly.
“I am honored in the confidence Leader McConchie (Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods) has shown in me through this appointment,” said Plummer. “I’m looking forward to taking on the responsibility of serving in leadership for the Republican caucus and representing the conservative, common-sense values of the 54th District as we enter into a new General Assembly. It is vitally important to have someone from the Metro East and Southern Illinois represented in legislative leadership and I am proud to be that voice.”
“Sen. Plummer has been a constant voice of fiscal responsibility in government and economic development in our communities throughout his time at the statehouse,” said Illinois Senate GOP Leader Designate McConchie. “I look forward to working with him in his new role as Assistant Republican Leader to expand on these ideas to help create policies to bring more financial health and prosperity to Illinois.”
Plummer has served the 54th Senate District since 2018 and is one of the youngest senators ever appointed to Senate Republican leadership. He will be the only aenator from Southern Illinois serving in senate leadership from either party. Plummer has focused on ethics reform, fiscal reform, and pro-growth policies since arriving in office.
“With Illinois recovering from a pandemic, it is more critical than ever that lawmakers buckle down, embrace real reforms and recognize that the problems of this state will not be fixed with partisan agendas and tax-and-spend policies,” he said. “I firmly believe that under Senator McConchie’s leadership we can build a strong Republican caucus that will fight for the hardworking families and small businesses of Illinois.”
The appointment will take effect after an official vote on the Illinois Senate floor in January.