Rep. Wilhour Meets with “Tomorrow’s Leaders” at Electric Co-Op “Youth Day”

State Rep. Blaine Wilhour met with several “Youth Day” participants in Springfield this week as part of the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) program to help provide young people an opportunity to observe the legislative process and meet with their elected officials at the Capitol.

For over 60 years, the electric and telephone cooperatives of Illinois have given tomorrow’s leaders the opportunity to learn from today’s public officials. Each year, over 300 outstanding students get an up close and first hand look at democracy in action when they meet their elected representatives during Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day. Over the years, thousands of students have learned how government works and why it’s important for every citizen to get involved in it. State senators and representatives have the opportunity to inspire and encourage the leaders of tomorrow during this annual event, held in Springfield. Learn more HERE.