Smiddy Committee Appointments Focus on Local Needs, Strengthening Business Print
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Written by Rep. Mike Smiddy   
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 15:45
PORT BYRON, IL – State Rep. Mike Smiddy (D-Hillsdale) was named to several key House committees last week, focusing on public safety, transportation, small business, and higher education.

“These committee assignments reflect the 71st District and give me another avenue to better represent local residents,” said Smiddy. “Creating jobs, building a strong infrastructure, and educating the next generation are the foundations to any thriving community.”

Furthering his commitment to improving the economy and putting people back to work, Smiddy’s appointment to the Small Business Empowerment & Workforce Development Committee affords him the opportunity to focus on strengthening the state’s business
environment for locally owned small business.

“While there are many state issues important to residents, I hear most often about the need to create and keep jobs here in our region,” Smiddy said. “People are very concerned about finding and keeping a job that pays well enough to support a family. Small business is the backbone of our economy and the key to creating long-term jobs.”

For more information, contact Smiddy’s office at (309) 848-9098 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Residents may also call his office toll-free at (855) 243-4988.

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