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Skoog named as Mautino's replacement

OTTAWA – Andy Skoog (D-LaSalle) will be sworn in as state representative of the 76th District at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the Illinois Valley Community College Community Technology Center, located at 815 N. Orlando Smith in Oglesby. He will replace former state Rep. Frank Mautino, who was recently named Illinois Auditor General.

“As a small-business owner for more than 15 years, I understand the decisions and sacrifices that go into balancing a budget, managing a payroll and creating local jobs. As LaSalle County Clerk, I’ve worked cooperatively with both sides of the aisle while making cuts and increasing efficiencies to save county taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars,” Skoog said. “By bringing this common-sense approach to state government and making the voices and the values of middle-class and struggling families heard, I hope to work in a bipartisan manner to move our state forward. I will review the state budget line by line, stand up for small businesses and middle-class families, and promote policies to create and retain local jobs with good wages. It will be an honor to represent a district I have lived in my entire life and raised my family in.”

The 76th District includes portions of LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam and Livingston counties.

For more information, contact Friends for Andy Skoog at 815-200-9027.

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