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State Senator Terri Bryant Announces Re-Election Campaign for New 58th District

MURPHYSBORO – 58th District State Senator and Murphysboro native Terri Bryant will be a candidate for re-election for Illinois’ 58th district State Senate seat that will see new boundaries established starting in January 2023. Though some of the new legislative boundary lines may still change upon the resolution of pending legal challenges, Bryant says she is confident she is best positioned to serve the people of Southern Illinois in the Illinois Senate.

“The people of the 58th district deserve a Senator with a strong conservative record,” Bryant said. “My record as State Senator reflects my pro-growth, pro-jobs, limited government philosophy. I’ve stood strong against what I think are executive overreaches and I’ve taken JB Pritzker to task for his failed handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor closed businesses, kicked people out of their jobs, and then horribly botched the distribution of unemployment benefits, causing hardship throughout the State of Illinois. The Governor’s lack of engagement with the legislature in managing the COVID-19 pandemic amount to the actions of an out-of-control chief executive and people are sick of it.”

Bryant says she’s built the conservative voting record that best represents the views and values of the people of Southern Illinois.

“As your State Senator, I have vigorously opposed liberal-progressive efforts to expand taxpayer funding for abortions and fought against overreaching gun control bills. I have worked to meet with, speak to, and represent the interests of all of the people I represent. I know what the people of Southern Illinois need because I go and meet my constituents where they are. I am proud to do so!”

Senator Bryant spent 5 years serving as 115th district State Representative in the Illinois House before announcing her run for the 58th district State Senate seat that was vacated by former Senator Paul Schimpf. Bryant says she’s once again running for the 58th district seat to fight liberal-progressive policies like defunding the police and turning Illinois into a sanctuary state.

“No matter where I go, I hear from Southern Illinoisans that are weary and tired of corrupt Chicago politicians running our state into the ground,” Bryant said. “I’ve voted to enhance ethics reforms to stamp out corruption and fought against politicians giving themselves pay raises. I’ve been working hard to highlight the failures of JB Pritzker and his Democratic supermajorities in the House and Senate as they continue to pass laws that make Illinois stick out like the sore blue thumb of the Midwest.”

“The people of Southern Illinois can be sure that I will continue to stand against the leftist-progressive transformation of our state,” Bryant said. “I look forward to a spirited campaign and continuing to fight for the best interests of the people of Southern Illinois when I am re-elected 58th district State Senator!”