State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) joined 43 other Republicans on Wednesday as the 101st Illinois General Assembly was sworn into office in a ceremony held at the University of Illinois’ Springfield campus. Reick was re-elected in November to a second term in the House of Representatives.
Reick’s first vote as a lawmaker in the 101st General Assembly was against the re-election of Mike Madigan as Speaker of the House. “The people of Illinois’ 63rd House District deserve much better than the unfriendly policies forced upon them by Speaker Madigan,” said Reick. “As evidenced through this first vote of 2019, I will not support the failed leadership that has brought Illinois to the brink of insolvency and caused record numbers of Illinoisans to flee the state.”
During Reick’s first term (2017-2018), he was a strong voice for financial accountability, government transparency and the preservation of Second Amendment rights. He is putting the final touches on a comprehensive 2019 legislative agenda that focuses on tax relief, taxpayer protections and public safety.
Reick graduated from the University of Illinois in 1975 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, followed by a Juris Doctor and Master’s Degree in Accountancy and Taxation from the University of Georgia in 1980. In 1982, he and his wife moved their family to Woodstock, where he established a law practice focusing on taxation and real estate matters. He continues his practice to this day.
Residents of the 63rd District can follow Reick’s legislation at www.ilga.gov, and by clicking on the House Members link and on Reick’s name. Legislative initiatives will also be highlighted on his web site at www.repstevenreick.com.