According to The Southern Illinoisan article published yesterday, which matches a text message I received from Peterson last Friday, he stated is is planning on running for the State Rep seat at the next election.
Peterson is quoted as saying "While its a scary time in Springfield, I feel as though I am ready to try and tackle some of the state's problems"
Now that's a scary thought, Peterson "tackling" the state's problems...
To me, it is hard to believe a person can be any help with the state's problems when he cannot even tackle local problems. Since becoming the Edgar County Republican Chair, he has held absolutely no meetings. Previously we held meetings once a month. Since his chairmanship? ZERO. The last Lincoln Day Dinner was a disgrace with only about 30 people there. He can't even garner support for a Lincoln Day Dinner in his home county. Is that a reflection of the amount of support he has in Edgar County?
So once again, if he cannot even conduct party business in Edgar County when he is supposedly in charge, how can anyone ever expect him to do anything good in Springfield?
For the record, I asked him to reconsider his decision to seek office.