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FOP State Lodge endorses Regan Deering in race for 88th District Illinois House




Regan Deering

The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) State Lodge, representing more than 34,000 active duty and retired law enforcement officers, has endorsed Regan Deering, a Decatur Republican, in her bid for Illinois State Representative in the 88th District.

“Regan Deering listens to the concerns of the law enforcement officers who protect our communities, and will fight for the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to keep our citizens safe,” said Illinois FOP State Lodge President Chris Southwood. “Regan feels that it’s the heroes in blue, and not the perpetrators in the shadows, that should be backed by state government, and that is why she has our support in this election.”

“I am honored to have the endorsement of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge, whose officers are the thin blue line that stands between order and chaos. In the General Assembly the police are regularly ignored, undermined and disrespected,” Deering said. “I will advocate for policies that back our police, bringing their concerns and ideas to Springfield to get legislation passed that will prioritize law enforcement over criminals. The safety and security of our citizens is paramount, and that requires supporting those who enforce it with honor and integrity.”

Regan Deering is a lifelong resident of central Illinois. She is a member of her local school board and is the past chair of the Decatur Public Schools Foundation. Regan and her husband Brian are the parents of three children.

The Fraternal Order of Police, founded in 1915, is the largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers in the United States. With a proud tradition of officers representing officers, the FOP is the most respected and most recognized police organization in the country. The Illinois FOP, chartered in 1963, is the second largest State Lodge, proudly representing more than 34,000 active duty and retired police officers – more than 10 percent of all FOP members nationwide. Visit www.ilfop.orgfor more information.

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