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Representative David Friess (R)
116th District

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Springfield Office:
Senator 116th District
208-N Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-1018
District Office:
143 S. Main Street
Red Bud, IL  62278
(618) 282-7284

Years served: January 2021- Present

Committee assignments: Public Utilities; Judiciary - Criminal; Elem Sec Ed: School Curric Policies; Appropriations-Public Safety; Natural Gas Subcommittee; State Government Administration.

Biography: Born and raised in Southern Illinois; graduate of Chester High School; Enlisted in Air Force, later joining the reserves, participated during Desert Storm; worked for Delta Airlines; earned B.S. in Criminal Justice from Mercer University with honors; earned Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School; Married to his wife of 32 years, has two children. Representative since 2021.

Associated Representative(s): Terri Bryant