After at one time having both the State Senator and State Representative from this area in leadership positions, we’ll now instead have brand new lawmakers in both seats starting in 2019. Monday, State Representative John Cavaletto announced he is not running for another term, after serving 5 terms as the areas’ State Representative. Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman says Cavaletto has done a good job for the community.
With Cavaletto not running that means both of the area’s legislators will be brand new for the start of 2019. State Senator Kyle McCarter had some time ago announced he would not run, as he is “term limiting” himself out. Effingham businessman Brian Milleville recently announced he will run for the State Representative seat for this area.