Unes Selected by House Minority Leader Durkin to Serve as Assistant Republican Leader

State Representative Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) was appointed today to serve as an Assistant Minority Leader for the 100th General Assembly.  There are only six positions of this kind that serve the General Assembly’s Republican caucus, and only ten leadership positions in total.

“Mike is one of the hardest working legislators in Illinois. His deep conviction, passion, and energy towards constituent service and finding solutions to our most serious issues provide great service to both his district and our state,” said Jim Durkin, House Minority Leader.

Representative Unes is beginning his fourth term representing the 91st District in the Illinois General Assembly, which covers parts of Tazewell, Fulton, and Peoria counties.  This area of the state has been accustomed to having a member on the Republican leadership team.

“I am humbled and honored that Leader Durkin asked me to serve as Assistant Minority Leader.  I am deeply committed to serving the needs and interests of my district, and the people of Illinois.  Likewise, I am proud to carry the torch for our area as a member of my caucus’ leadership team,” said Rep Unes.

The House Republican Caucus has seen many new members in both the 99th and 100th General Assemblies.  One of Unes’ responsibilities will be to help mentor those new Representatives.

“With nearly 50% of our membership serving their first full term in either the current or previous General Assembly, I am eager to take on this new position not only as an opportunity to influence the policies and overall direction of the 100th General Assembly, but also to guide meaningful progress and mentor our new members as a positive influence.  I will work hard to foster a spirit of trust and integrity among my colleagues,” said Rep Mike Unes.

For more information, please contact Rep Unes’ Pekin District Office, 309-620-8631.