Richard P. Myers
|Richard P. Myers|
|Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 94th district
|Succeeded by||Norine Hammond|
December 27, 1947|
McDonough County, Illinois
|Died||December 1, 2010
Richard P. "Rich" Myers (December 27, 1947 – December 1, 2010) was a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, having represented the 94th district from 1995 until his death in 2010.
Representative Myers was a conservative Republican, who valued the importance of fiscal responsibility. Much of his time was spent doing constituent work when the Illinois House was not in session.
On November 26, 2008, Representative Myers participated in "Principal for a Day" at Astoria High School in Astoria, Illinois. He interacted with the students and participated in an American Government classroom discussion in the afternoon. During this discussion, he educated the students on his responsibilities as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives in the 94th District, and fielded questions from the students.
Representative Myers had expected to survive in acceptable health long enough to serve another term despite his struggle with ill health, but he died December 1, 2010, after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was lauded on his death for his contributions to the district, to its schools, and to Western Illinois University. He was succeeded by longtime aide Norine Hammond to fill the remainder of his term until the next election.
- "State Rep. Rich Myers dies at age 62 after battle with prostate cancer". Quincy Herald-Whig. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
- Illinois General Assembly - Representative Richard P. Myers (R) 94th District official IL House website
- Project Vote Smart - Representative Richard P. 'Rich' Myers (IL) profile
- Follow the Money - Richard P (Rich) Myers
- Death Announcement- Richard Myers
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