Bailey says filing for run against Reis a humbling experience
Traveling to Springfield to formally file the paperwork needed to run for state representative in the 109th District, Darren Bailey was reminded of just why he chose to become a candidate.
“I was truly humbled to be standing in line in Springfield,” Bailey said in a press release. “In the past couple of months, I have been meeting voters and passing petitions, and standing there with papers in hand, I was struck by how incredible our representative form of government is and how great it is to live in a country where ordinary citizens can run for office.”
Bailey, who is running against Rep. David Reis (R-Willow Hill) in the Republican primary, said he is further motivated by the idea of standing up for those he feels have been abused by the system.
“I’m running for office to stand for the betrayed taxpayers who are tired of seeing their values trampled on by career politicians,” he added in the release. “It is time to get back to the basics. If I am elected to serve as the voice of the 109th District, I will not waiver in standing up for our values.”
Bailey, who lives in Xenia and owns Bailey Family Farm, attends Effingham Assemblies of God Church. He and his wife, Cindy, have four children and four grandchildren.
The 109th House District includes parts or all of Jasper, Effingham, Clay, Richland, Lawrence, Wabash, Wayne, Edwards and White counties.