"I want this council to serve as an outlet for residents, where they can voice their concerns about our state and have direct access to me, so I can more adequately address and represent their concerns in Springfield. As much outreach as we do, it is difficult to get feedback regularly, and the advisory council will help me receive regular feedback so I can be more effective at my job."
The first meeting was a success and Andersson received a lot of positive input from the group and as the group had diverse opinions, there was a spirited debate that all enjoyed and participated in. There will be more meetings to come, and the council will touch on various topics such as seniors, veterans, economic expansion, small business, and Swedish-Americans.
For all those who were unable to attend the first meeting, there is still time to join, and share your questions and concerns with the Representative. You can contact the district office at (630) 457-5460 for more information and find out how you can be involved in this great opportunity.