04042019 Manar Verzell Taylor

SPRINGFIELD – Verzell Taylor, a minister at Main Street Church of the Living God in Decatur, delivered the invocation to the Illinois Senate on Thursday, April 4.

State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) invited Taylor to offer the opening prayer. Main Street Church of the Living God is located at 2000 N. Main St. in Decatur.

Category: People of the 48th

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Andy Manar welcomed area students to the state Capitol Wednesday for Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day, an annual event that connects young people with state government and their elected representatives in Springfield.

This is the 60th year Illinois’ electric and telephone cooperatives have sponsored the advocacy day. Nearly 250 students attend each year for a chance to visit the Capitol, meet with their lawmakers and see state government in action.

MJM Electric Cooperative

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Representing MJM Electric Cooperative in Carlinville were: Daniel Jarden, Alexis Maguire, Grant Morgan, Allyson O’Malley, Truman Poteat, Olivia Schellingburger and Grace Traylor. They were accompanied by Charlie Peterson.

Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative

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Representing Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative Co. in Auburn were: Summer Beckham, Alicyn Harbaugh, Tim Hemberger, Sandy Lex, Rudie Logerquist, Nancy Mi, Jocelyn Nester, William Ryan, Braeden Scheerer and Kaytlin Smith.

Shelby Electric Cooperative

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Representing Shelby Electric Cooperative in Shelbyville were: Kaitlin Arthur, Samuel Hal-Dean Baker, Jacob Beyers, Griffin Brown, Alexa Cassidy, Paige Coleman, Heidi Hall, Luke Jesgarz, Sophia Keller, Savannah Mendenhall, Claire Moomaw, Morgan Nohren, Kelsey Partlow, Quentin Perry, Michela Porrello, Dustin Theiss, Hunter Thompson and Sheila Williams.

Category: People of the 48th

04032019 Manar Lyons

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) welcomed Springfield High School junior Breckyn Lyons to the Capitol this week as part of his Future Leaders program.

Lyons, 17, is the daughter of Kevin and Amy Lyons of Springfield. She is involved in Junior Statesmen of America, the National Honor Society and various grassroots organizations. She enjoys volunteering, theater and listening to music.

During her visit Wednesday, Lyons toured the Capitol, joined Manar to greet constituents for Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day, and accompanied the senator onto the Senate floor where lawmakers debated and voted on legislation.

Category: People of the 48th

03192019 Manar Bunker Hill FFA 650

SPRINGFIELD – Several students from the Bunker Hill High School FFA joined State Senator Andy Manar at the Illinois Capitol in Springfield.

The students were at the Capitol for Illinois Agriculture Legislative Day on March 19. This annual advocacy day brings FFA students, farm, agricultural commodity organizations and other ag interest groups to Springfield to meet state lawmakers, share the ag community’s priorities for the year and offer feedback about policies concerning agriculture, business, conservation, education and more.

Bunker Hill FFA students who met with Manar included Haley Burris, Grace Nix, Trey Pickerill, Skylar Strohmeier, Jacob Weidner and Wade Yates.

Category: People of the 48th