Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Shimkus Salutes Champaign County's Hortin for FFA Election Victory

Jul 16, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the recent election of Champaign County resident Sophia Hortin as Illinois' State FFA President.

"Sophia's love for agriculture began on her family farm just outside of Fisher, IL," Shimkus said. "Sophia embraces all aspects of farming from cleaning grain bins, raising hogs, and even field tillage work. However, her favorite job is hauling grain to local elevators, a job Sophia has done since she got her Class B license when she was 16."

The full entry in the congressional record can be found HERE.