A central Illinois lawmaker will resign his seat to become the new Executive Director of the Illinois Association of School Boards. Roger Eddy, currently a State Representative in the 109th District, will assume his new job on July 1st.
The Hutsonville Republican has suspended his re-election campaign. Eddy’s opponents – Brad Halbrook and Kevin Garner – in the new 110th District, welcomed the news but noted Eddy’s name will still appear on the March 20th ballot.
Eddy says he is very honored to be chosen to represent the IASB. ‘’This is a great opportunity and challenge for me,’’ said Eddy in a news release from the IASB. ‘’This is a great association and I look forward to serving in this capacity,’’ he added.
Eddy has spent the last 15 years as the Hutsonville School District Superintendent. His career includes 31 years in education as a superintendent, principal and teacher, including a stint as Watseka High School Principal. Since 2003, Eddy has served five terms in the Illinois House of Representatives.
Redistricting placed Eddy in the new 110th District, which includes all or parts of Edgar, Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Crawford and Lawrence counties.
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