Meet Dave


116th District State Representative Dave Severin is a proud and dedicated husband, father, grandpa, and small business owner, a southern Illinois native and lifelong conservative Republican.

As a young man, and the 2nd youngest of 9 kids, Dave helped care for the residents of his parents’ Severin Nursing Home. George and Edna Severin taught Dave the value of hard work and service to others which still drives him to this day.

Dave has previously led Special Olympics of Southern Illinois and served on the boards of Centerstone and United Way of Southern Illinois. Dave also serves as a greeter in his church and spent many years counseling and serving youth in his church during his time as a youth pastor.

In 2016, Dave took on the Chicago machine and defeated a Mike Madigan-backed Democrat, flipping a seat that had been held by Democrats for more than 20 years.

Since taking office, Dave has built a 100% pro-life and pro-2nd Amendment conservative Republican record. Dave backs permanent tax relief, fewer regulations, and strong anti-corruption laws. Dave voted no on ending cash bail, and he backs the badge against insane efforts to defund our police.

Dave is sponsoring legislation to end Illinois’ sanctuary state laws and Dave supports Donald Trump for President. Dave says, build the wall and secure the border!

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