State Rep. Monica Bristow discusses women in the legislature

State Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Godfrey, discusses the advantages of having women as legislators. In January, the metro-east will have four female legislators.
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State Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Godfrey, discusses the advantages of having women as legislators. In January, the metro-east will have four female legislators.

Joseph Bustos is the state affairs and politics reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat, where he strives to hold elected officials accountable and provide context to decisions they make. He has won multiple awards from the Illinois Press Association for coverage of sales tax referendums.