MURPHYSBORO — State Rep. Terri Bryant announced Thursday that she plans to seek re-election to the 115th District post she has held since 2015.

“I came into office during a very challenging time in our state’s history," Bryant said in a news release. "I am proud to have been a part of some of the solutions that are helping to right our financial ship of state, but there is a lot more work to do.”

Bryant touted her work as the chief sponsor of “Molly’s Law,” which provides support and resources to the families of victims of violent crimes. She is also a member of the Sportsmen’s Caucus, and was recently named its vice chair. Bryant said she plans to continue her commitment to pro-life issues and the protection of Second Amendment rights, according to the release.

“I’ve fought Mike Madigan and his political machine for three years, and I’m not going to stop now,” Bryant said in the release. “I voted no on a job-crushing $15 an hour minimum wage proposal, I voted no on taxpayer-funded abortion, I voted no every time the Chicago gun grabbers ran bills trying to undermine our Second Amendment rights, and I voted no on Mike Madigan for Speaker of the House. I am proud of my record of standing up against the radical liberal agenda and will continue to fight for Southern Illinois values in my next term.”

As for her priorities in a new term, Bryant says economic growth must be Illinois’ No. 1 focus and says she plans to continue to fight to make schools better, protect individual freedoms and grow good-paying jobs to keep young people here in Southern Illinois.

The Republican representative lives in Murphysboro with her husband, Rick. She is the mother of two adult children and grandmother of four.


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Stephanie Esters is a reporter covering Jackson and Union counties.

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