Chesney named to important House Committees, including Agriculture & Conservation

State Representative Andrew Chesney announced he has been appointed to the House Agriculture & Conservation Committee in addition to five committees and two subcommittee announced earlier in the week.

“I was very happy to have received word from Leader Durkin letting me know I had been chosen to help represent our caucus on the Agriculture & Conservation Committee.  Our agricultural economy in Illinois is very important to my district in Northwest Illinois,” said Chesney.  “My father was a farmer who started a small business when I was a young child.  I grew up in a rural community that relies heavily on agriculture as a primary driver of its economy.  Farmers deserve a strong voice in Springfield and these issues are very important for me to protect.”

Rep. Chesney was also named to the Human Services Appropriations Committee, Cities & Villages Committee, Mental Health Committee, Judiciary-Civil Committee, and Economic Opportunity & Equity Committee as well as the Commercial Law Subcommittee and the Constitutional Law Subcommittee.

“These committee assignments assist my district on important public policy issues, and I look forward to my committee work this Spring to apply my Northwest Illinois values and perspective on these important House committees,” Chesney concluded.