Illinois state Rep. Avery Bourne (R-Raymond)
Illinois state Rep. Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) has earned special recognition from the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools for her work in Springfield in the area of education.
Since becoming a member of the General Assembly in 2015, Bourne has co-sponsored several education-related bills. She also provided one of the leading voices in brokering the bipartisan state funding reform legislation of 2017 that created an evidence-based formula along with generating millions more in funding for schools across Illinois.
Bourne's work has earned her the reputation of being a staunch advocate for education in Springfield, where she sits on the House’s Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education, and School Curriculum & Policies committees.
“One of my main focuses while serving in the legislature has been providing quality educational opportunities for all students while bringing more funding for our local schools that desperately need it,” Bourne recently said in a press release.
Bourne recently took part in the Principal for a Day event at North Elementary School in Taylorville, where she heard from students and teachers about their latest projects and the challenges they face each day. The event, which was organized by the Illinois Principals Association, was designed to provide state and federal lawmakers with the opportunity “to get to know the inner workings of schools and build relationships with principals and administrators.”
Bourne is now in her fourth year year in Springfield and her 95th District includes all or parts of Madison, Macoupin and Montgomery counties.