Q&A: Newly inaugurated Rep. Ryan Spain discusses priorities (from Peoria Journal Star- Jan. 12, 2017)

SPRINGFIELD - Ryan Spain was sworn in Wednesday afternoon to the state House, replacing longtime Rep. David Leitch, who retired.

Earlier in the week, the Peoria Republican sat down with the Journal Star just off the House floor to discuss his priorities for the new term. Here's an edited transcript:

Q: Given everything that's happened in the last couple years in state government, why do you want this job?

A: I think it's fair to look at the climate in Springfield and the difficulties facing our state, and a lot of people have said to me, 'why would you want that job?' And I think, to me, there are many challenges facing the state. But we need people to---read more at http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170111/qampa-newly-inaugurated-rep-ryan-spain-discusses-priorities