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Meeks' pick for lieutenant governor declines
"[Reeb] was not my only choice," Meeks said.
...Reeb, a 47-year-old Catholic Republican, has been a member of the St. Clair County Board since 2000.He also has served as vice chairman of the St. Clair County Republican Party and GOP precinct committeeman.
hasn't had the best luck on the ballot.His
failed bids include St. Clair County Board
chairman in 2004, the state House in 1998 and county board in 1996.Reeb
, a Belleville resident, said he
plans to run for re-election to the county board this year so he
can continue to work on political reform in the Metro East area.He worked as a corporate computer systems analyst in St. Louis before trying his hand at politics.He
now runs a real estate investment business.Like Meeks, a pastor at Salem Baptist Church
professes pro-life values.
"I just think [Meeks] was looking for someone Downstate with Democrat, Republican appeal," Reeb
STLtoday - News - Metro East
Steve Reeb, a Republican member of the St. Clair County Board, says he has collected 6,714 signatures from county residents who favor a cap on jury awards as a solution to the Illinois medical malpractice crisis. Reeb
said the response, generated largely by word of mouth, is a sign that county residents of all political stripes agree that generous "pain and suffering" payouts have driven up malpractice insurance premiums, making it costly for doctors to do business in the Metro East area.
The plan, Reeb
said, is to deliver the signatures to U.S. Sen.
efforts on Washington because it did not appear likely in January that the Illinois Legislature would take up the issue.In addition, the Illinois Supreme Court
struck down an earlier tort reform law as unconstitutional, "so I thought that national reform was our best ticket," Reeb
said Durbin has yet to respond to his requests for a meeting.
A spokeswoman for Durbin said that Reeb
, to her knowledge, had not requested a meeting.
"When I see senior citizens coming to my front door - people I don't know - that tells me that, Democrat or Republican, they just want to see something done on this issue," Reeb
, who is running to become County Board chairman, said he
began by circulating an e-mail message to a few friends and colleagues.
"And because it got press, people started calling me and saying, 'What can I do to help?'" Reeb
Angarola added that medical malpractice reform is one of Durbin's top priorities in Congress this year, adding that Reeb
is welcome to drop by one of the senator's four offices with the petitions.
Steve Reeb - Rep
Steve Reeb - Rep
Belleville News-Democrat | 12/28/2005 | Deputy county assessor is named as consultant
"It's just a shame we didn't consider hiring her," said County Board member Steve Reeb.
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Republican County Board member Steve Reeb, who lost the race for St. Clair County Board Chairman, was one of them.
Without East St. Louis votes, Reeb
had a lead of 52 percent to 48 percent over his Democratic opponent, Mark Kern, and a 4,000-vote edge.
said at the time that he
believed the election numbers were fishy.
Ellis, 55, of East St. Louis, came under a spotlight publicly when FBI agents raided City Hall on Nov. 23 and took from his
office computer hard drives, boxes of files and his
lizard-skin briefcase.He's a Democrat precinct committeeman with ties to other leaders in the city.
According to his
indictment, within two days of learning about the witness's contact with authorities, Ellis worked on a plan to plant one-half ounce of crack cocaine on the witness and have her
arrested.Conversations between Ellis and an undisclosed person were apparently recorded.