Keith P. Sommer
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|Keith P. Sommer|
|Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 88th district
September 6, 1946 |
Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts (Government)|
|Occupation||Real estate broker|
Keith P. Sommer (born September 6, 1946) is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 106th district since 1999. Following the legislative map changes effective in 2012, Sommer is now serving the Illinois 88th district. The 88th district includes the cities of Morton, Washington, and Bloomington. Sommer previously served as a Tazewell County Board member from 1994 to 1998, Tazewell County Recorder of Deeds from 1984 to 1988, and a Morton Village Board member from 1977 to 1986.
2012 Illinois House campaign
On March 20, 2012, Sommer won the Republican primary against opponent Steve Perry with 72% of the votes. Sommer was uncontested in the general election, and was re-elected on November 6, 2012.
- 2003 - Voted for allowing the children of immigrants to pay the same college tuition rates as their high school graduation class peers.
- 2005 - Voted against a law that would limit the practice of pension spiking.
- 2007 - Voted to prohibit the State Board of Education or local school boards from giving taxpayer support toward virtual/online education.
- 2009 - Voted to impeach Governor Rod Blagojevich.
- 2009 - Voted against requiring political candidates to claim legal expenses under campaign finance.
- 2011 - Voted against the expansion of gambling.
- 2012 - Voted to allow citizens to record the actions of the police in public areas.
- 2012 - Voted to make plastic bag manufacturers responsible for recycling of the bags they produce.
- 2012 - Voted against easing access to early release for good conduct for prisoners.
- 2015 - Introduced and voted for legislation to make Pumpkin Pie the official state pie of Illinois.