Opportunity Races: Elect Reick and reelect Rep. Welter

30-sept_reick-welterThe Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees want you to vote for incumbent Rep. David Welter for the 75th Senate District and challenger Steve Reick for the 63rd House District in the Nov. 8 general election.

Welter and Reick have been identified by their local associations and by RPAC as REALTOR® champions; Reick by the Hearland REALTOR® Organization and Welter by the Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®. In other words, they are for business, private property rights, low taxes and economic growth. Their bids to get elected are termed Opportunity Races.

Welter was named to replace John Anthony, who resigned in June and accepted appointment to executive assistant to the director of the Illinois Department of Corrections. Welter began his political career in 2010 as a Grundy County Board Member, later earning the titles of vice chairman and chairman. He serves on the following committees as senator:

  • Agriculture & Conservation;
  • Appropriations-Public Safety;
  • Elementary Secondary Education Charter School Policy;
  • Energy;
  • Judiciary – Criminal;
  • Restorative Justice; and
  • Special Needs Services.


Born and raised in Kanakee, Reick established his own law practice in 1980, almost exclusively in tax representation and real estate. He and his wife Deb raised three children while living in Woodstock.

Reick ran unsuccessfully for the state representative of the 63rd House District in 2014, losing to an incumbent who is not seeking the position in November.

If either Welter or Reick are on your ballot, make sure you’re registered to vote and cast your ballot for one of these candidates on Nov. 8.

(Disclosure: Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) collects contributions from members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for political activities. A portion of each contribution will be used for state political activities; at least 30 percent will be used for federal campaign purposes. The federal portion will be charged against an individual’s federal contribution limits under 2 USC 441a. Contributions are VOLUNTARY and refusal to contribute does not affect membership rights. A member may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website www.elections.il.gov or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.)


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