Severin: Committee Assignments Reflect District Priorities

Springfield….117th District State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) has announced his appointment to several key House Committees. Severin says he believes his assigned Committees will allow him to use his voice to stand up for Southern Illinois and the many interests of the region.

“This week I am proud to announce my House Committee assignments,” Severin said. “I received appointments that will allow me to work on issues in K-12 and higher education, mental health services, and Veterans’ affairs.”

The 117th district is either home to or in close geographic proximity to Southern Illinois University Carbondale, John A. Logan Community College, Rend Lake Community College, and Shawnee Community College.

Severin will serve in the 101st General Assembly as a regular standing member of the following Committees: Higher Education and Higher Education Appropriations, Elementary and Secondary School Education: Curriculum and Policies, Mental Health, and Veterans’ Affairs.

“With the Anna Veteran’s Home and Choate Mental Health Care Center being here in Southern Illinois, I will have a unique opportunity to advocate for our mental health care system and for critical human service needs facing the people of our State,” Severin said. “My Committee assignments will allow me to represent an important cross-section of issues for the people of my district and for Southern Illinois as a region.”