Terri Bryant

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Terri Bryant
Illinois House of Representatives, District 115
In office
January 14, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionPublic Service Administrator at the Pinckneyville Correctional Center
Office website
Campaign website
Terri Bryant is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 115. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Bryant's professional experience includes working as an employee for the Illinois Department of Corrections since 1994 and as the former owner/operator of Bluebell Restaurant.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Bryant served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2015
Appropriations-Public Safety
Intermodal Infrastructure
Judiciary - Criminal
Juvenile Justice & System-Involved
Tourism & Conventions
Youth & Young Adults


Campaign themes


On her campaign website, Bryant highlighted her following beliefs:[2]

  • Power is given to government by the people not given from the government to the people.
  • Economic growth comes from entrepreneurialism not the government.
  • Lower taxes promote greater economic growth.
  • What you earn is yours to keep unless you choose to give it away.
  • The second amendment gives us the right to bear arms for personal protection and recreation.
  • Respect for family, hard work, integrity and honor are the corner stone of good government.
  • Life has value from conception to natural death.



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. William "Bill" Kilquist defeated Tony Mayville in the Democratic primary, while Terri Bryant defeated Robert "Bob" White in the Republican primary. Bryant then defeated Kilquist in the general election. Gary Shepherd (G) filed to run but was removed from the ballot following an objection.[3][4][5][6]

Illinois House of Representatives District 115, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTerri Bryant 60.8% 21,319
     Democratic William "Bill" Kilquist 38.9% 13,649
     Green Gary Shepherd (write-in) 0.3% 106
Total Votes 35,074



In 2014, Bryant's endorsements included the following:[7]

  • The Illinois Observer


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Bryant and her husband, Rick, have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Bost (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 115
Succeeded by