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Southern Illinois Republican Meeting

We enjoyed visiting with Samuel Thomas, the White County Republican Chairman at tonight’s Southern Illinois Republican meeting. Also, Mike and Valinda Rowe of White County and Illinois Conceal Carry. Thank you, Mike and Valinda, for continuing to fight for our 2nd amendment rights. Mary Miller, U.S. Congressional Candidate, was also in attendance, sharing the importance of conservative voices in Washington. 11 weeks until the Primary Election. Let’s be ready friends! #mattinmarch


12 Weeks Left

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas as much as we did…. Lisa had fun with this gift. We’re just under 12 weeks until Election Day! I appreciate all of you that have already pledged your support, and I ask that you start talking to your friends and family. I will be your true conservative choice in the Republican primary on March 17th. Don’t forget #mattinmarch


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! May you all enjoy this day, celebrating with family and friends. We are looking forward to 2020 and all that is to come. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16


Benton Spirit of Christmas

This was the 2nd year for the Benton Spirit of Christmas Light Parade and things were all lit up! The Elks along with sponsored a chili supper afterward with special guest, Santa. 🎅 We enjoyed discussing the upcoming election with Franklin county residents. Merry Christmas! #mattinmarch  


JB Steakhouse

We enjoyed a new local business in town for lunch today. The food was fantastic, the service was perfect, and we are happy to see this new establishment in Crawford County. Supporting local businesses that are invested in the well-being of your community is crucial to the success of Illinois.


Kid’s Kingdom

Thank you Kid’s Kingdom for always providing great community events. Merry Christmas!  


Albion Christmas Parade

We’re glad we were able to attend the Albion Christmas Parade this evening. We especially enjoyed the company (and the cookies) at the First Christian Church afterwards! The Edwards County Courthouse was well represented with these great officials!! Merry Christmas.  

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Washington Painter House

The Edwards County Historical Society has done a wonderful job preparing the Washington Painter House in Albion. A great portion of the furnishings in the home have been in the Painter family for many years and were beautifully decorated for the Christmas season.  

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Richland County Farm Safety Day Camp Fundraiser

This morning we had the pleasure of speaking with farmers and supporters at the Richland County Farm Safety Day Camp Fundraiser. Join us as we pray for the physical, financial and emotional risk associated with farming. We appreciate our farmers!!  

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2019 Winter Conference

The 2019 Winter Conference of the Illinois State’s Attorney’s Association has been a wealth of great information for prosecutors. My friends and State’s Attorney colleagues in the picture below are Eric St. Ledger of Edwards County, Kevin Kakac of Wayne County, Denton Aud of White County, Michael Strange of Lawrence County and myself. I always appreciate learning from each other and our esteemed presenters on how to make the State of Illinois a safer place. …

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Matthew Hartrich is a Republican candidate for At Large Circuit Judge in the Second Judicial Circuit of Illinois. He would appreciate your vote on March 17, 2020