Davis, Bost Meet with Coles County Leaders

In a virtual meeting organized by Angela Griffin of Coles Together, Davis and Bost listened to local leaders and discussed their work together in Congress


Coles County, IL  — U.S. Representatives Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Mike Bost (R-IL) met with local Coles County municipal and business leaders on Friday to discuss their work in Congress that is helping to make Illinois communities like Coles County a great place to live and work.

“Collaborating and working hand-in-hand with local leaders is an important part of member of Congress. That’s how we get things done for the people we serve. I enjoyed joining Rep. Mike Bost to talk with Coles County leaders on Friday about our work in Congress. We are focused on growing our economy, getting inflation under control, bringing jobs back to America, and making sure local communities and employers have the tools they need to thrive. I look forward to representing Coles County with Rep. Bost next year.” – Rep. Rodney Davis

“It was great to join my friend Rep. Rodney Davis and Coles County leaders to discuss our efforts to bring businesses back to Illinois and put a stop to the Democrats’ job killing agenda. I hear the same concerns all across Southern Illinois, and as a small business owner myself, I understand that government is not the solution to the problems our businesses face. We must cut red tape, make our communities safer, and focus on ways to create jobs here in Coles County. I look forward to continuing my work in Congress to do just that.” – Rep. Mike Bost

Davis and Bost listened to the group’s comments, concerns, and ideas before sharing the work they have been doing to improve the lives of the citizens in central and southern Illinois. While neither Davis nor Bost currently represent Coles County, both are running in newly-drawn Congressional districts that encompass Coles County.

Both legislators shared information about work they have done to assist veterans, farmers, businesses, and students along with investments they have helped leverage in the region’s infrastructure. Among other subjects, discussion also focused on job training and apprenticeship programs which are essential to building a talent pipeline.

Friday’s meeting took place virtually and was organized by Angela Griffin, President of Coles Together, the economic development organization for Coles County.