PEORIA… State Representative David Leitch (R-Peoria) was named one of six “Local Legends” in Peoria Magazine’s July InterBusiness Issues. The magazine’s annual issue honors “legendary figures of our region- those who have had a lifetime of impact on the Greater Peoria area.” Honorees were named and presented at a reception on Thursday, July 7th at the Country Club if Peoria.
In honoring Representative Leitch on his public service, Peoria Magazine’s Publisher Jan Wright wrote that, “Rep. Dave Leitch has been our dependable leader in Springfield. His unassuming, common-sense leadership should be a model for his successor, an old-fashioned sort of public service that’s seemingly disappeared from political life. What he has accomplished for our community over the years is truly remarkable.”
The full interview with Rep. David Leitch covering a broad array of topics related to his public service and personal development can be found in the July issue of InterBusiness Issues or online at http://www.peoriamagazines.com/ibi/2016/jul/honorable-david-leitch. The interview covered topics including Leitch’s service in the Illinois General Assembly, his work as President of the Peoria Downtown Development Corporation, his career in banking and his early work as a reporter for the Peoria Journal Star in the late 1960’s.
The award was presented during the Annual Local Legends Reception at Peoria Country Club on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Leitch joined Byron DeHaan, Jean Ann and Gordon Honegger, Mike Landwirth, and Sally Snyder as the 2016 honorees.
Rep. David Leitch will be retiring after his current term in the Illinois General Assembly, after three decades of public service.