(MURPHYSBORO, IL) — State Rep. Terri Bryant of Murphysboro says she will seek re-election to another term in the Illinois House. Bryant, a Republican, defeated former Jackson County Sheriff Bill Kilquist last November to take the 115th House District seat that was held by former State Rep. and now Congressman Mike Bost. The district runs from Mt. Vernon to Anna. Bryant is considered a legislative freshman even though she’s in her second term. She was previously sworn in to fill out the remainder Bost’s term upon his election to Congress last November. Bryant says her first full term as State Representative has been a challenging, but rewarding learning experience. She has passed four bills into law without opposition from ruling Democrats. Bryant is discouraged that there’s been no budget agreement during the last few months, but will keep urging Democrat leaders in the General Assembly to work on solving the state’s fiscal issues. Bryant says when she wins re-election; she will focus on encouraging private businesses to invest and grow in Illinois so the state can expand its tax base and provide some much needed relief to hard working middle class families.