Rep. Terri Bryant at SIU Carbondale Pizza and Politics Event

Carbondale….Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) took questions and spoke at length about her legislative agenda during the latest edition of Pizza and Politics at SIU Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute on Monday evening.

Pizza and Politics is a part of the Leadership and Civic Service Series. The event features local elected officials talking with students, voters, and University officials about the issues of the day. This month’s topic was “Women’s History Month.”

Rep. Bryant thanked the hosts of the event and all those that participated. Bryant faced questions ranging from specific legislation that she is sponsoring, to the state’s fiscal condition, and general questions about what it’s like to be a female in the legislature.

“Any time you can meet face to face with constituents, hear their concerns, and take their questions, it is a very valuable exercise,” Bryant said. “I am proud to have been a part of Pizza and Politics, especially in celebration of Women’s History Month.”

Bryant says she was encouraged at the diversity of the participants, making note of participation by students involved with the SIU Women’s Resource Center, College of Business, School of Law, and University Honors Program.

“There are many young and politically active students at SIU. I think that’s wonderful. I encouraged the students here to pursue their dreams, find their niche, take that extra class, and to never let any one or any thing discourage them from achieving success,.” Bryant said.

To view media coverage of the event, please follow these links.

WSIL-TV Coverage

Southern Illinoisan Coverage

Rep. Bryant is pictured here with Dr. Ella Lacey, a retired Health Education professor at SIUC and her grandson during Pizza and Politics Monday night.