TAYLORVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Seth McMillan, a small business owner and teacher from Taylorville was joined by family and supporters today as he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 48th Senate District in the Illinois State Senate.
McMillan says he’s running for the Senate because Illinois government is dysfunctional and needs a new direction. “Illinois is a state that taxes too much and spends too much. We need policies that will give families and businesses a reason to stay,” said McMillan. “That starts by working toward a better business climate that fosters small businesses, entrepreneurs, and innovation.”
Seth McMillan is a Taylorville native who returned home after college to start his own small business, the McMillan Landscape Company, in his parent’s garage. He has grown the business into one of the largest landscaping and nursery companies in the area, employing more than a dozen and operating a retail nursery and greenhouse in Taylorville.
“Too many career politicians have done nothing to improve the economy in central Illinois,” said McMillan. “There’s no way the politicians in Springfield can justify raising taxes 32% without any spending cuts.”
In the Senate, Seth McMillan will prioritize cutting non-essential state spending, improving the business climate, providing fair funding for schools, and enacting term limits and independent redistricting.
He is a member of the United Methodist Church, and active in the Taylorville Optimists Club, Taylorville FFA Alumni and the Christian County NRA affiliate. He currently serves as Chairman of the Christian County Republican Party. Seth lives in rural Taylorville with his wife, Mellisa, and their two children.
The 48th Senate District includes portions of Christian, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery and Sangamon Counties. It includes Decatur, Springfield, Taylorville, Carlinville, Litchfield and Hillsboro.
To learn more about Seth McMillan’s new direction for Illinois, visit www.sethmcmillan.com.
Jake Leonard was on site reporting from Taylorville in a joint report by Heartland Newsfeed and the Pana News Inc. family of newspapers. You can also view the published article through the Pana News Inc. website by clicking here. This story is scheduled to be published in the October 18, 2017 issue of the Pana News-Palladium and sister papers at their discretion.
Jake Leonard, a broadcast media and journalism veteran, is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed. Leonard is also GM and program director of Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network, wrestling editor and contributing writer for Ambush Sports, a contributing writer for My Sports Vote and Midwest Sports Network, and a former contributor to Bleacher Report and Overtime Heroics. He resides at home in Nokomis, Ill. with his dog Buster.