Alton state representative Beiser officially steps down
Illinois state Rep. Dan Beiser of Alton says he's officially stepping down to spend more time with his family.
Beiser announced in August that he wouldn't run for re-election in the 111th District seat so he could enjoy his retirement. On Sunday the Democrat said in a statement that he would step down effective that day.
Beiser was appointed to fill a vacancy left when former state Rep. Steve Davis of Bethalto resigned in 2004. He was elected and re-elected six times. Beiser is a former special education teacher, Alton alderman and city treasurer. He said serving his community has been a privilege and "one of the greatest honors of my life."