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Roger L. Eddy Edit Profile

politician , member of the Illinois House of Representatives

Roger L. Eddy is a former Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 109th district from 2003 to 2012.

Background

Eddy, Roger L. was born on May 8, 1958 in Ottawa, Illinois, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Education, Northern Illinois University. Master of Business Administration in Education, Eastern Illinois University.

Career

Roger Eddy retired from the Illinois House of Representatives on March 28, 2012 at the age of 53 years to run the Illinois Association of School Boards. He will receive a salary of at least $250,000 per year. His pension from the Illinois Teacher's Retirement System will double to $141,000.

In 2014, Eddy will start collecting a lifetime pension of $24,000 from the Illinois Legislature. Eddy, a lifelong educator, is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. He has been a teacher, coach, school principal and superintendent.

His most recent educational position is as superintendent of Hutsonville Unit 1 school district in Crawford County. The boundaries of the current 109th District were set by redistricting in 2001. The district includes all or parts of Edgar, Clark, Crawford, Lawrence, Wabash, Cumberland, Effingham and Shelby counties.

Shortly after the new district boundaries were announced, Roger Eddy announced that he would run in the Republican primary in March, 2002. After winning the primary in March, Eddy went on to defeat Democratic nominee James Lane in November, 2002, carrying all eight counties in the district. He was re-elected by large margins in 2004 and 2006.

As a representative, Eddy has focused on agriculture and education issues, and has generally supported pro-business legislation. Some of his major legislative successes have included passage of legislation to combat methamphetamine, the prevalence of which is a dangerous problem in the rural midwest, including the 109th district.

Membership

Member of Illinois Association School Adminrstr. (legislation committee since 1996), Elks.

Connections

Married Rebecca Eddy. Children: Matt, Lisa, Brenda, Beth, Jessica.

spouse:
Rebecca Eddy

children:
Matt Eddy

Lisa Eddy

Brenda Eddy

Beth Eddy

Jessica Eddy