Adam Niemerg

Adam Niemerg, Republican candidate for State Representative of Illinois’ 109th District, addresses a crowd of Edwards County Republicans Monday night.

Adam Niemerg, Republican candidate for State Representative of Illinois’ 109th District, served as guest speaker for the Edwards County Republicans Monday night.

Niemerg, who grew up in Teutopolis, addressed 18 Republicans in the shelter house of the Albion City Park during the party’s monthly meeting. The candidate focused most of his words on relating to those in attendance through his conservative values.

“I can stand here and talk about the Fair Tax,” said Niemerg. “I can stand here and talk about being pro-life, our conservative ideology and what makes us Republican and who we are.

“We all share that same vision.”

For Niemerg, that vision started at a young age, eating meals with his family.

“My family is very politically active at the dining room table,” he said. “So I just kind of grew up that way, very conservative.”

Niemerg stated that he was wondering “What he could do to help” conservative efforts within the state when he first heard that current 109th District State Representative Darren Bailey would be running for the State Senate rather than seeking to retain his seat in the Nov. 3, 2020 election.

“Backtrack a couple of months, when those horrible abortion bills passed through the legislature, I was completely and totally appalled.

“That would have to be the last straw, the catalyst that made me say, ‘Okay, I’ve really got to think about what I can do and how I can really get things going int his state.’”

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