Alton State Representative Dan Beiser has been reappointed to serve on the Interagency Military Base Support Economic Development Committee by the leaders of the Illinois House. The committee was established in 2005 and is charged with the task of finding ways to re-utilize military bases so they can provide greater benefit to the military and remain open. There are three bases in Illinois, including Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County.
Beiser says that Scott AFB is important for the military and for the local community.
Beiser also says it will be important that the government does everything it can to protect Illinois' military bases and that the state has a unified voice to defend them and their surrounding communities.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.