Sen. Righter, Rep. Reis Met with Students Representing Wabash Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

SPRINGFIELD – Sen. Dale Righter and Rep. David Reis met with students representing Wabash Telephone Cooperative, Inc. during the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day on Wednesday, April 2 in Springfield. More than 200 students from downstate Illinois had an opportunity to visit the State Capitol, view state government in action and question their legislators on key issues. They also were invited into the office of Secretary of State Jesse White.

During breakfast, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon addressed students and chaperones and challenged them to take an interest in the political process and encouraged them to talk to their state senators and representatives about issues that interest them. While in Springfield, the students also visited the Illinois State Museum, Old State Capitol and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.

Pictured front row l-r are: John Cartright, Rep. David Reis, Madison Smith, Jenna Richardson, and Carol Oestreich. Back row: John Van Pelt, Austin Stinnett, Jarrett Stanfield, Noah Conard and Sen. Dale Righter.

The day was sponsored by the AIEC and is designed to introduce young rural leaders to state government. There were 24 co-ops from across the state represented at the event.

Wabash Telephone Cooperative serves more than 4,028 members in parts of Clay, Edwards, Effingham, Jasper, Marion, Richland, Wabash and Wayne Counties. For more information visit www.wabashtelephone.coop.

           

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Sen. Righter, Rep. Reis Met Students Representing Norris Electric Cooperative

SPRINGFIELD – Sen. Dale Righter and Rep. David Reis met with students representing Norris Electric Cooperative during the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day on Wednesday, April 2 in Springfield. More than 200 students from downstate Illinois had an opportunity to visit the State Capitol, view state government in action and question their legislators on key issues. They also were invited into the office of Secretary of State Jesse White.

During breakfast, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon addressed students and chaperones and challenged them to take an interest in the political process and encouraged them to talk to their state senators and representatives about issues that interest them. While in Springfield, the students also visited the Illinois State Museum, Old State Capitol and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.

Pictured front row l-r are: Cecilia Slane, Heather Duzan, Jakob Beckley, Abigayle Ochs, Rep. David Reis, Katelyn Hardiek, Bailey Pitcher, Mara Decker, Calee Fulling, Rhiannon Pearse, Andrew Garrett and Sen. Dale Righter. Back row: Jake Bushur, George Schalasky, Nathan Schmidt, Travis Whitt, Anthony Hall and Blake Berry.

The day was sponsored by the AIEC and is designed to introduce young rural leaders to state government. There were 24 co-ops from across the state represented at the event.

Norris Electric Cooperative is a member of Touchstone EnergyÒ — an alliance of 750 local, consumer-owned electric utilities around the country. Norris Electric is committed to providing superior service based on four core principles: integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. The co-op serves more than 19,313 meters over 4,072 miles of line in parts of Clark, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Jasper, Lawrence, Richland and Wabash counties. For more information visit www.norriselectric.com. Norris Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Sen. Righter, Rep. Reis Met with Students Representing Clay Electric Co-Operative, Inc.

Sen. Dale Righter and Rep. David Reis met with students representing Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. during the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day on Wednesday, April 2 in Springfield. More than 200 students from downstate Illinois had an opportunity to visit the State Capitol, view state government in action and question their legislators on key issues. They also were invited into the office of Secretary of State Jesse White.

During breakfast, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon addressed students and chaperones and challenged them to take an interest in the political process and encouraged them to talk to their state senators and representatives about issues that interest them. While in Springfield, the students also visited the Illinois State Museum, Old State Capitol and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.

Pictured from l-r are: Rep. David Reis, George Bonham, Meredith Obrien, Doug Hockman, Taylor Warner and Sen. Dale Righter.

The day was sponsored by the AIEC and is designed to introduce young rural leaders to state government. There were 24 co-ops from across the state represented at the event.

Clay Electric Cooperative is a member of Touchstone EnergyÒ — an alliance of 750 local, consumer-owned electric utilities around the country. Clay Electric Co-operative serves more than 3,232 meters over 942 miles of line in parts of Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Marion, Richland and Wayne counties. For more information visit www.ceci.coop.

 

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