The Republican of the week is State Rep. Avery Bourne! Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) was sworn into office on February 18, 2015 and elected on November 8, 2016 to represent the 95th District. Bourne grew up in rural Montgomery County where her family has farmed for generations. Rep. Bourne is married to former ILGOP Communications Director Aaron Degroot and the pair are expecting their first child this summer.
Representative Bourne currently serves on the following committees in the Illinois House: Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education; Counties & Townships; International Trade & Commerce; Elementary and Secondary Education: School Curriculum Policies (Republican Spokesperson); Special Issues Subcommittee; Appropriations-Capital; Special Issues Subcommittee (Sub-Co-Chairperson).
n 2016, Bourne was appointed to the House Education Funding Task Force and the Illinois School Funding Reform Commission to work on a bipartisan statewide solution to funding disparities within the public education system. In 2017, Bourne was appointed to serve on the Legislative Research Unit, the chief general research agency for the Illinois General Assembly.
This week, Rep. Bourne spoke on behalf of the entire GOP House Caucus during the grueling, emotional and intense floor debate on the late term abortion bill. Watch Avery’s gripping closing remarks during that debate by CLICKING HERE.
We are blessed to have her in our ranks!