Representative Raymond Poe is hitting the road to convince colleagues that they should break with decades of tradition… and choose a true Downstater for their caucus leader.
Poe is hoping to replace Tom Cross, who is stepping down from his leadership post ahead of a likely run for state Treasurer. Poe is competing against two other House Republicans for the post.
He says he has experience in running and assisting campaigns in all areas of the state… but says his Downstate roots will bring an important perspective to the big issues facing lawmakers, like pensions and taxes.
Poe says the House GOP could vote on its next leader within two to three weeks.