After 18 years in the General Assembly, a local lawmaker is ready to move up in the ranks.
Republican Raymond Poe has thrown his hat into the ring to become the House GOP leader… if the current leader, Tom Cross, decides to step down to run for statewide office. Poe says he would focus on winning more seats for Republicans in House races across Illinois… and on improving the party’s outreach to minority candidates and voters.
Poe expects a decision soon on whether Cross will step aside, and who may be chosen to replace him. He appeared live Monday on the 970 WMAY News Feed.