An Air Force veteran and Randolph County attorney is running for the Illinois House Of Representatives.
“I’m running for state representative because I believe we can fix our broken state. I’m doing this to serve the people of Southern Illinois like I served our nation overseas. I’m doing this to fight for reforms to turn our state around,” Friess said in his announcement. “Our region needs a new voice and deserves better than what it’s been getting. I hope to bring that new voice.”
Friess served in the Air Force during the Gulf War. The Red Bud resident and his wife, Miki, have two children, Jeda and Thomas.
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The 116th District runs from Cahokia to Chester, and from the Mississippi River to St. Libory, Coulterville and DuQuoin to the east.