Demmer named deputy House minority leader
State Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) rose to the second-highest leadership position in the Illinois House Republican Caucus after a recent appointment to deputy minority leader.
During the announcement in late July, House Minority Leader Jim Durkin said Demmer was key in getting the state budget passed.
“It is an honor to have Tom Demmer serve as our next deputy minority leader in the House Republican caucus,” Durkin said.
Over the spring session, Demmer drew attention by taking the lead on a new hospital assessment program and a successful negotiation of a historic state budget with bipartisan support.
“In his time as a legislator, Tom has become a leading voice for our caucus and a fighter for our Republican principles in Illinois," Durkin said. "He was instrumental in passing our state’s first balanced budget in decades earlier this year and I look forward to working with him in getting more important reforms passed for Illinois.”
During his three two-year terms in the Illinois House, Demmer has gained a reputation for being a knowledgeable and thoughtful legislator in the caucus.