Legislative Updates from Rep. Fritts

On May 2nd, Senate Bill 2412 was signed into law. This is yet another sneaky move by the majority party to grab more power and interfere with our electoral process. This law, which was amended and voted on within hours of filing, completely upended the current rules we have for running for legislative office and being appointed to fill vacancies by one’s political party.

This law means that political parties will no longer be able to slate candidates to ballot vacancies for State House and State Senate seats this election cycle. Any candidate currently unopposed on the ballot will have a free pass to their respective office without giving voters any alternative choices. This is an unacceptable attempt at swaying election results in a year where they know that issues like the cost of living and the crime crisis are pushing voters to support common-sense solutions.

This is a blatant political move by the majority to put the minority party in a ‘trick box’. As a member of the minority party, I was proud to stand with all forty of my colleagues in a unanimous ‘Present’ vote. I am tired of the tricks and when one of the countless pieces of legislation filed actually secures elections, empowers families, protects poll workers, and lowers property taxes; I will be a proud supporter. It is time to drop the politics and tricks and work for real results.

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Rx Drop-Off Drive on May 4th! It was great to see so many people show up to make our community safer!

If you plan to visit Springfield in the coming months, please reach out! I am always available for my constituents and would be happy to meet with you during your visit. It is crucial that the government operates with transparency, and I encourage you to hold me, and my colleagues, accountable! 

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Talk to you soon,

State Representative Bradley J. Fritts