Springfield, IL…Again recognizing his strong work ethic, House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) has asked Rep. Mike Unes to serve in two additional roles as the General Assembly’s Spring Session grinds into gear. Rep. Mike Unes was appointed to the bi-partisan, bi-cameral Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability as well as being appointed the new Minority Spokesman of the Tourism & Conventions Committee.
These appointments bring Rep. Unes’ count to nine committees for the 99th General Assembly, one of the largest workloads of any legislator serving in the House.
“I am excited to continue to represent the minority voice on these important committees,” said Rep. Unes from Springfield on Wednesday. “These committee’s work is important to Central Illinois, especially as we continue to better position Central Illinois to continue to grow its convention and tourism industries.”
Don Welch, President/CEO of the Peoria Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, touted Unes’ selection as Minority Spokesman of the House Tourism & Conventions Committee as a positive for our regional economy. “Rep. Unes has already played such a prominent role in advancing for the tourism & convention industry in his previous service on this committee. I have no doubt Rep. Unes will hit the ground running and continue to make progress toward growing this industry in our state.”
Unes is also looking forward to joining House Republican colleagues Rep. Don Moffitt (R-Galesburg) and Rep. Raymond Poe (R-Springfield) in serving as Leader Durkin’s appointees on the bipartisan, bicameral Commission of Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA). The Commission is mandated to report to the Illinois General Assembly on economic trends in relation to long-range planning and budgeting; and to study and make such recommendations as it deems appropriate on local and regional economic and fiscal policies and on federal fiscal policy as it may affect Illinois.
For more information on Unes’ committee assignments or any other state issues, contact Rep. Unes’ Pekin District Office at 309-620-8631.