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Monday, February 22, 2021
Severin Opposes Pritzker’s Signature on Police and Crime Bill, Says Work Needed to Improve Law

BENTON – 117th District State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) issued the following statement in response to Governor JB Pritzker’s signing of HB 3653 on Monday. “The changes contained in this massive…


Thursday, February 18, 2021
Severin Says Madigan’s Reign in Springfield Leaves Trail of Debt and Corruption

SPRINGFIELD – 117th District State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) issued the following statement in response to Mike Madigan’s resignation from the Illinois legislature. “When I first ran for office, the…


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Rep. Severin Says Pritzker’s FY 22 Budget Relies on $1 Billion Small Business Tax Hike

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) listened via Zoom to Governor JB Pritzker’s combined 2021 State of the State and FY 22 Budget Address on Wednesday. Severin says the format…


Thursday, February 11, 2021
State Representative Dave Severin Appointed as Republican Spokesperson to Three Key House Committees

BENTON – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) announced this week that he’s been appointed to serve as the House Republican Spokesperson for three Illinois House Committees. Severin, a Benton native and…


Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Severin Says New House Rules Lack Transparency, Leave Public Out of Process

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) returned to the Illinois House floor for the first time since March 2020 on Wednesday. Lawmakers returned after a year that saw great…


Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Southern Illinois Republican State Representatives Urge JCAR to Reject New Political Activism Training Requirements for Teachers

Southern Illinois – Southern Illinois Republican lawmakers are sounding off in opposition to new regulations that will require teachers to receive ongoing training and measurement in political activism via new “Culturally…


Thursday, January 28, 2021
Southern Illinois Republican Lawmakers: Gov. Pritzker Should Veto Dangerous and Confusing Criminal Justice Reform Bill

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, six southern Illinois Republican lawmakers hosted a first of its kind virtual town hall meeting live on Facebook to highlight their concerns with…


Friday, January 15, 2021
Rep. Dave Severin Sworn-in to a Third Term in Illinois House

SPRINGFIELD – Benton native and 117th District State Representative Dave Severin took the oath of office to serve another term in Springfield during Inaugural ceremonies on Wednesday, January 13, 2021….


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Severin Says Police and Crime Bill Makes Illinois More Dangerous Place to Live

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) voted no on a massive legislative package that he says will hamper law enforcement’s ability to do their job and make Illinois a more dangerous…


Thursday, December 31, 2020
Severin Says – Happy New Year 2021

Dear Friend, First I want to wish you a belated “Merry Christmas” and a wonderful, Happy New Year! For many of us, 2020 will remain a year we wish we…