Ryan Spain

Rep. Spain launches re-election bid

State Rep. Ryan Spain, Deputy Republican Leader in the Illinois House, officially launched his re-election bid for the Illinois House.  Spain will run for re-election in the 73rd Illinois House District, which stretches throughout downstate Illinois from Woodford County to Whiteside County.    
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“I was proud to be one of three Republican legislators to launch the House investigation of Speaker Michael Madigan and begin to remove the stain of Democrat Machine corruption in our state government. Much work remains, unfortunately, and it is shameful that it took the Feds to carry through on the work new democratic Speaker Chris Welch has refused to do. He has absolutely failed to clean up House operations from corrupt rules and practices,” Spain said. “My resolve to improve the lives for Illinois families who want nothing more than to raise their families and see better opportunities in Illinois continues to grow.” 

The 73rd District includes portions of Bureau, Henry, Lee, Marshall, Peoria, Rock Island, Stark, and Whiteside counties. No whole county is included in the new 73rd District. 

“I have loved traveling the new 73rd District over the past two years and getting to know my new constituents,” Spain said. “Families in our region deserve conservative leaders who thoughtfully and strategically go to bat against tax hikes and other flawed policies which have driven families and job creators out of Illinois.”

Spain graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double degree in political science and speech communication and Bronze Tablet Honors. He also holds a master’s in business administration from Bradley University. Spain is employed in the private sector at OSF Healthcare System as the vice president of Economic Development. He and his wife, Ashley, have two school-aged daughters, Vivienne and Eleanor.  

Since serving in Springfield, Spain has led by example in voluntarily rejecting public pension and healthcare benefits for his service. He has received high marks for his voting record from the Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Tooling & Manufacturing Association, Leading Age Illinois, Illinois Health Care Association and more. He was awarded the Leadership Award for improving telehealth policy from the Illinois Telehealth Initiative. 

Spain serves as an expert in the House Republican caucus on healthcare policy, economic development, election and ethics reforms. 


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