- Putting Southern Illinois back to work
The best way to get our economy on track is by putting people back to work and creating good-paying jobs for the people of Southern Illinois. During my time as your State Senator, job creation and attracting businesses to Southern Illinois have been my top priorities.
- Developing and revitalizing Southern Illinois coal technologies
The coal mining industry was once the backbone of our local economy, creating thousands of jobs and generating millions of dollars for our region. Coal is a valuable resource that we have a lot of, and it continues to have a huge impact on the development of our region.
- Working to fix the state budget
As Illinois continues to recover from the nation's historic economic downturn, it is vital that we work together to get people back to work and pay our bills to fix our budget crisis. Now, more than ever, we need to come together and find reasoned solutions during these tough times for the people of our districts.
- Protecting gun owners' rights
Hunting is a strong tradition here in Southern Illinois and our second amendment rights deserve to be protected. This is an issue of fairness for the law-abiding citizens who own a firearm in our district and throughout the State.
- Paying our bills
As a business owner / operator for over 30 years, I know you cannot run a successful business without paying your bills on time. We have an obligation to our local hospitals, school districts and rural health care providers to pay them what they're owed.
Senator Forby has also remained committed to
- Promoting veterans' health care and their rights
- Ensuring our children's education is affordable and attainable
- Protecting Southern Illinois working families