State Senator Dale Fowler was joined by his wife Jill Wednesday at the Old State Capitol as he took his oath of office to represent Illinois’ 59th District for a new term.
“Since joining the General Assembly, I have been able to work in a bi-partisan manner to advocate for vital needs in the southern Illinois region,” said Senator Dale Fowler. “Economic development, recreation and tourism are incredibly important, and we have been able to secure millions of dollars to enhance much needed areas of our region.”
Senator Fowler is one of 19 republican Senators in the 103rd General Assembly. His new district is made up of all or parts of Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Williamson, and White counties.
“For years I think the people of southern Illinois felt forgot about, or like they weren’t receiving the services constituents deserve from our state,” said Senator Fowler. “What we have going down here in God’s Country between the development at the Cairo and Shawneetown Ports, Walker’s Bluff, and Rend Lake, is a prime example of how we can bring new jobs and economic growth to the region. There’s more work to be done!”
Outside of his duties as Senator, Sen. Fowler is a business development officer for the Peoples National Bank in Harrisburg. He’s also passionate about his work through the Fowler-Bonan Foundation and Heaven’s Kitchen. Sen. Fowler and his wife have two adult children.