Regan Deering, of Decatur, is announcing her run for U.S. Congress in the newly mapped 13th district today.
Deering, born and raised in Decatur with a strong family history of giving back, has already been active in the area for years. She has served as the Capital Campaign Chair for Northeast Community Fund’s new facility to expand access to basic needs and emergency funding and worked as the Chair of the Decatur Public School Foundation to enrich the learning opportunities of local students. A commitment to public service has also led her to volunteer roles with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central IL and Pawprint Ministries. This community involvement has given her a front-row seat to the needs of families, and she plans to take their message to Washington.
“My husband Brian and I care deeply about the future of our three children and recognize that our country is at a critical point. We need common sense government that honors individual freedoms and the ability to create a life full of opportunity for all, regardless of your situation,” said Deering. With experience as an educator, small business owner, and active philanthropist in Decatur – Regan is invested in community development and individual success. Washington’s one size fits all solution to the problems facing working families in Illinois is doing more harm than good. Regan knows that progressive Democrats are out of control when it comes to trying to insert more government into the day-to-day lives of Illinoisans. She will travel the district to share her message of support for safe neighborhoods, great schools, growing economies, job creation, and a desire to unite around the American spirit.
Regan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University and a Master of Education degree from DePaul University.
The new Illinois 13 includes all or parts of seven counties-Champaign, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Piatt, Sangamon, and St. Clair.