Coal City’s St. Juvin Post 1336 VFW members presented Illinois State Representative David A. Welter, R-Morris, with their Post’s award for meritorious and distinguished service in furthering the aims and ideals of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at his Morris office on August 9th . St. Juvin Post presented this award to Welter for his support of all veterans and his support of St. Juvin Post at their recent Bingo fundraiser held on July 15th in Coal City.
St. Juvin Post members (from left) Adjutant Keith Roseland, Quartermaster Jim Richards, Representative Welter, Life Member Ron Hibler and St. Juvin Sr.Vice- Commander Irv Dewald Present Welter with the Post’s award for “distinguished and meritorious service” to veterans.



MORRIS– State Representative David A. Welter, R-Morris, invites local families to attend a free Children’s Health & Safety Expo from 9:00am – Noon on Saturday, August 18 at Saratoga Elementary School, located at 4040 N. Division Street. 

The event features over 30 state and local agencies, non-profit organizations and businesses covering a wide range of educational, health and child care, recreational and community services for families and children. Special attractions include the Traveling World of Reptiles Show and the popular Touch-A-Truck exhibit featuring over 20 trucks and a medical helicopter located in the parking lot.

Admission to the event is FREE with complimentary refreshments and a drawing for giveaways. Information will be available on topics such as bicycle safety, after-school programs, nutrition, eye care, the Illinois State Treasurer’s I-Cash program and more.  Complimentary basic Back to School haircuts for kids provided by Annika Gretencord, Stephanie Young, and Sara Olson will also be offered.
State Rep. David Allen Welter toured TransCanada's Sandwich Compressor Station today, joined here by Kendall County Board Chairman Scott Gryder and Kendall County Board Member Matt Prochaska. TransCanada is one of North America's leading energy infrastructure companies, with a natural gas pipeline that runs through the 75th District.

State Rep. David Allen Welter met with constituents at the American Legion in Sheridan on Thursday evening, joined by State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, neighboring Representative Jerry Long, R-Streator, and Deputy House Minority Leader Tom Demmer, R-Dixon.

Rep. David Allen Welter participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for LyondellBasell's new administration building on Tuesday, which will house the company's general offices, control room, laboratory and maintenance shop. LyondellBasell is excited to break ground on this nearly $55.2-million-dollar investment to community stakeholders.


State Rep. David Welter joined community leaders and local residents on Wednesday at the newly remodeled McDonald's located at 284 N. Front St. in Braidwood as the owner and staff celebrated their grand re-opening with a ribbon cutting, cake cutting and reception.
The district office staff of State Rep. David Welter, R-Morris, and State Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst, R-Kankakee, jointly offer Traveling Office Hours to residents of the 75th and 79th Districts at the Coal City Public Library from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month to assist with questions and concerns regarding legislation or state programs and services.

July Traveling Office Hours will be held on July 10 at the Coal City Public Library, located at 85 N. Garfield Street. No appointment is necessary. Please call Rep. Welter's office at (815) 416-1475 with questions.


In observance of Independence Day, our district office in Morris will close at Noon on Tuesday, July 3 and remain closed on Wednesday, July 4.

Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy 4th of July!

- Representative David Allen Welter & Staff
State Rep. David Allen Welter, R-Morris, welcomed job seekers and thanked local employers for participating in today's Jobs Fair held at Troy Middle School in Plainfield, sponsored jointly by Rep. Welter and Rep. Mark Batinick, R-Plainfield.
State Rep. David Allen Welter welcomed constituents and listened to their concerns during his 2018 Senior Health Fair held at Saratoga Elementary School in Morris.

PLAINFIELD More than 90 local and regional employers covering a wide range of manufacturing, labor, health care, educational, retail, community services and more are set to participate in a free Jobs Fair hosted by State Representative Mark Batinick, R-Plainfield and State Representative David Welter, R-Morris from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22 at Troy Middle School, located at 5800 Theodore Street in Plainfield. Admission to Jobs Fair is free and open to the public. 

The Jobs Fair features employers that are looking to hire right now. Job seekers are encouraged to bring plenty of resumes and take advantage of the opportunity to get a FREE headshot taken for their LinkedIn page.

MORRIS – State Representative David A. Welter, R-Morris, and State Senator Sue Rezin, R-Morris, will host their annual Senior Health Fair from 9:00 a.m. – Noon on Thursday, June 14 at Saratoga Elementary School, located at 4040 N. Division Street in Morris. The event is free and open to the public.

“Helping local seniors maintain a healthy and active lifestyle is among my most important priorities,” Representative Welter said. “I encourage you to visit our fair and take advantage of the many outstanding local programs and services available to seniors in our community.”

“I encourage seniors to come learn about better ways to lead a healthier life,” Senator Rezin said. “The information they learn from this event could make all the difference down the road.”  

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative David Welter, R-Morris, issued the following statement in response to final passage of a bipartisan state budget for Fiscal Year 2019 today by the Illinois General Assembly:

"This budget represents a compromise where neither side gets everything they wanted, yet where Democrats and Republicans came together to find common ground to avert another unnecessary budget crisis. I voted Yes on this budget because it is balanced, contains no new taxes and provides additional funding for K-12 education. These are the three main priorities I had with respect to the final budget. We still need to address structural reforms to improve Illinois’ long-term fiscal trajectory and set us back on a path toward private sector job growth in every region and across every major industry in our state, but this budget is a step in the right direction.”
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State Rep. David Welter, R-Morris, introduces 17-year old Megan Bugg, a local childhood cancer patient and advocate, as his Page for a Day in the Illinois House of Representatives and special guest. Illinois House members formally recognized Megan Bugg for her advocacy on behalf of childhood cancer research and fundraising efforts by adopting Representative Welter’s HR 1071.

 


Text of House Resolution 1064

2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives are saddened to learn of the death of Mark W.
4Harlow of Kinsman, who passed away on April 19, 2018; and 

5    WHEREAS, Mark Harlow was born in Streator on July 30, 1954;
6he grew up on his family's farm, where he grew corn and raised
7sheep as part of his 4-H and FFA projects; he continued to help
8on the family farm before retiring from farming in 2017; and 
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Rep. David Welter (second from right) attends GEDC breakfast.

Several state lawmakers discussed numerous different topics at the Grundy Economic Development Council Legislative Breakfast...

A hot button issue discussed at the breakfast was the ongoing problems with the state budget...
Tonight at the LaSalle, Marshall & Putnam Regional Office of Education (ROE) awards reception in Utica, Representative David Welter was able to talk with educators and hear their thoughts, ideas, and concerns on state and local issues impacting education. It was great to be in the company of so many talented educators and support staff.

State Representative David Welter joined State Senator Sue Rezin for a live teleforum with constituents on Monday evening, where hundreds of local residents were able to participate in a phone call with their local legislators to receive a direct update from Springfield on current legislative issues. Constituents were also given an opportunity to ask questions and get them answered by Representative Welter and Senator Rezin.
Proponents of changing the way Illinois draws political maps had their moment Wednesday, but they appear no closer to getting the issue before voters.

Proposed constitutional amendments have been introduced in both the House and Senate that would take the remapping process away from politicians and put it in the hands of an independent commission.

Senate leaders allowed proponents of the amendment to make their case at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday. However, in the House, the proposals have been locked up in the House Rules Committee and time is quickly running out.

Both the House and Senate would have to vote by May 6 to put the issue on the ballot. The House is not scheduled to be in session the week of April 30 through May 4. Read the rest of the story.


Rep. David Welter stopped over at Immaculate Conception School in Morris to join local 4-H students as they packed food to benefit local pantries. Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things we can do to make a difference in the lives of local families in need.

Rep. David Welter, R-Morris, and his family enjoyed the celebration at the Newark FFA 80th anniversary banquet on Thursday evening. Newark has an impressive FFA program that the community strongly supports and can be very proud of.

Diamond, IL – State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) will be joined by State Rep. David Welter (R-Morris), State Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee), and several local officials for “Coffee & Conversation,” a free event open to the public March 1.

The event at Whistle Stop, 2080 Main St. in Diamond runs from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., although constituents can arrive at any time.

“Speaking to my constituents and hearing their thoughts, ideas, and concerns on state and local issues is incredibly important to me as their representative in Springfield,” Rezin said. “I’m excited to host this ‘Coffee & Conversation’ in Diamond so people from the area can interact with their local and state officials in an informal setting.”

“I welcome every local resident to attend our coffee and make their voice heard,” Rep. Welter said. “I look forward to sharing my perspective on the opportunities and challenges we face in Springfield this year, and listening to the concerns of local families and taxpayers.”

“The most important part of being a state representative is listening to my constituents and ensuring they are heard in Springfield,” Rep. Parkhurst said. “I am excited to participate so people in Diamond and the surrounding areas can sit down with their own elected officials.”

Joining Rezin, Welter, and Parkhurst will be Diamond Mayor Terry Kernc, Braidwood Mayor James Vehrs, Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan, and Diamond City Administrator Don Labriola.

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SPRINGFIELD – State Representative David Welter, R-Morris, issued the following statement today in response to Governor Rauner’s State of the State address delivered to a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly:

"Families in my district are tired of all the finger pointing and political gridlock in Springfield. Illinois is facing very critical challenges this year with the budget and billions in unpaid bills. Changing the culture in Springfield starts with individual legislators like me, on both sides of the aisle, seeking each other out in a spirit of goodwill and mutual respect to find common ground on resolving the state’s most pressing issues. We cannot leave it to the Governor and the Speaker of the House alone. That approach hasn’t worked the past three years. We’re all in this together. I am ready and willing to negotiate with all sides with the goal of passing a budget on-time this year, one that meets the state’s basic priorities while living within our means and enacting reforms that will attract jobs and opportunity back to Illinois.”

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Morris Community High School seniors were recognized with peers across the state as Illinois State Scholars. To earn the recognition, a student must achieve on criteria involving a state calculation derived from their requirement to complete either the ACT or SAT, and school must have reported high school curricular success.

Each student received a certificate from the state board of education and were given an additional certificate by State Rep. David Welter, 75th District. Welter commended each of them for their hard work, and he challenged them to put in the work that will allow them to achieve their dreams...

David Welter discusses his position on the House Energy Committee and how having a number of nuclear power plants in his district gives him a unique perspective into the state’s energy needs. In addition, the representative from Morris explains that an incident at a local county board meeting when he was still in high school provided the initiative to get into politics, being elected to that county board at age 19 and becoming its chairman at 23.