Youth to Springfield 2014
Dustin Tripp, President/CEO
SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative, Inc.
P.O. Box 251
Eldorado, IL 62930
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2014
SPRINGFIELD – Sen. Gary Forby and Rep. John Bradley met with students representing SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative, Inc. during the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day on Wednesday, April 2 in Springfield. More than 200 students from downstate Illinois had an opportunity to visit the State Capitol, view state government in action and question their legislators on key issues. They also were invited into the office of Secretary of State Jesse White.
During breakfast, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon addressed students and chaperones and challenged them to take an interest in the political process and encouraged them to talk to their state senators and representatives about issues that interest them. While in Springfield, the students also visited the Illinois State Museum, Old State Capitol and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.
Pictured from l-r are: Rep. John Bradley, Parker Upchurch, Kaelyn Watson and Sen. Gary Forby.
The day was sponsored by the AIEC and is designed to introduce young rural leaders to state government. There were 24 co-ops from across the state represented at the event.
SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative is a member of Touchstone EnergyÒ— an alliance of 750 local, consumer-owned electric utilities around the country. SouthEastern is committed to providing superior service based on four core principles: integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. The co-op serves more than 23,765 accounts over 3,543 miles of line in Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Saline, White and Williamson counties. For more information visit www.seiec.com.