By Neil Doyle
BLOOMINGTON – A Bloomington Republican is seeking another term on the McLean County Board.
Jacob Beard who serves District 7, which covers east Bloomington, announced his re-election bid Friday.
“In my first term the McLean County government has been a part of a number of positive developments in our community, including the county’s work to help bring Rivian to Normal and the board’s approval of two additional wind farms,” said Beard in a news release.
Beard added that right now there’s a lot of drama in politics, however he stands for an effective and solution orientated approach to governing.
“I want a competent local government that is both effective and restrained, and that fulfills its core obligation of the protection of the rights of its residents,” he said.
A Normal Community High School graduate, Beard grew up on Bloomington’s east side and currently works at State Farm.
Beard will face Democrat Val Laymon for the District 7 seat.
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