A Closer Look:

Keith Sommer


It’s likely that if you’ve lived in Northern Tazewell or western McLean County very long, it’s probable that you’ve crossed paths with State Representative Keith Sommer. He’s a familiar face at pancake breakfasts, community events and public meetings, always talking with a constituent with a pressing need or connecting with your local mayor to move the efforts of your community forward.

It’s what he does in Springfield that sets Rep. Sommer apart. It’s widely known that Keith is a champion of children’s and family causes. He’s been a leader on legislation that improves adoption processes and bills that assist dyslexic children with the resources needed to thrive. While tackling these types of issues that help our younger generation, he’s also fighting hard on issues that those younger Illinoisans will have to deal with for decades to come… Illinois’ financial issues.  Keith Sommer has a flawless record of voting against bloated budgets, burdensome tax increases and never-ending state borrowing. He’s part of small group of legislators that have brought forth common sense financial reform bills that can put Illinois back on the right track.

In addition, Keith fights regulation that infringes on the constitutional rights of our citizens, supports our free enterprise system and demands an equal voice for the citizens he represents.

In summary, Keith Sommer is the legislator that his district needs: fiscally responsible, family focused and a firm advocate for small government. 

State Debt

Rep. Sommer voted against adding $5 billion to state debt. Leaving a massive debt to future generations will only hold Illinois back!


Keith was a co-sponsor of sweeping ethics legislation aimed at ending the self-dealing among Madigan and those close to him

Retirement Tax

Representative Sommer stands firmly against the taxing of retirement income. This regressive tax will only drive residents out!

Adoption Issues

Rep. Keith Sommer is well known in Springfield for his advocacy for foster children and adoptive parents and children.