Galesburg Student is Illinois House “Page for a Day”


Audrey Rodriguez, a 7th grader at Galesburg Junior-Senior High School served as a “Page for a Day” in the Illinois House of Representatives on Tuesday as the guest of State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha).

Audrey is the daughter of Emil and Courtney Rodriguez. She is the Vice President of the student council and is active in choir, volleyball and track. She also made the High Honor Roll and won the Martin Luther King essay contest. Audrey participates in tumbling and Relay For Life. She was an Illinois Principals Association winner and was first runner-up for Junior Miss Knox County. Audrey was accompanied to Springfield by her grandfather, Knox County Board member Greg “Chops” Bacon.

“It was a pleasure having Audrey visit today,” Swanson said. “Audrey had an opportunity to participate during floor voting and witnessed me presenting legislation in committee.”

71st District residents can find more news about the General Assembly and information about upcoming events on Rep. Swanson’s legislative website at

***Courtesy of Representative Dan Swanson***

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