BioRich is a full-time State Legislator; a sixth generation family farmer and life-long resident of the 100th IL House District. He is a graduate of Petersburg PORTA High School and attended Southern Illinois University and Western Illinois University.
Rich has a long history of community service and dedication, which include-
Former Chairman of the PORTA Community School District’s Citizen Advisory Board
Former Honorary Chairperson of Habitat for Humanities
Past President of the Family Farms Cooperative
Past President and member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Pork Producers
Former Member of the National Pork Producers Board of Directors.
Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Sangamon/Menard County Crimestoppers
Past President and member of the Board of Directors of the Menard County Farm Bureau
Past Treasurer of the Menard County and Illinois Water Quality Associations
Former Member of Congressman Bob Michael’s Agricultural Advisory Committee
Former Member of the Governor’s Agricultural Transaction Team
Former Member of the Oakford Town Board
Former Volunteer for the Oakford Fire Department
Past President and member of the Livestock Growers Cooperative
Past Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors of Menard Service Company
Former Co-Owner of George Warburton’s Restaurant
Rich married in 1981 to Nesa L. Brauer, formerly Nesa Lynn of Easton, Illinois. Rich and Nesa have two daughters, Ashleigh and Whitney.
Rep Brauer was first elected in November 2002 and took the oath of office January 8, 2003. He is currently serving his third term as State Representative of the 100th District.
Legislative Committee Assignments- Financial Institutions; Registration & Regulation; Appropriations-General Service; Appropriations-Higher Education; Personnel & Pensions; Pension Funds Management; Drivers Education & Safety (Republican Spokesperson); Transportation & Motor Vehicles.