Senate Candidate Erica Harriss Celebrates Glen Carbon Homecoming


Erica Harriss (left) with her team of volunteers in the Glen Carbon Homecoming parade

Candidate Erica Harriss Joins her Team of Volunteers for Glen Carbon's Homecoming Parade

Glen Carbon, IL - On Saturday, June 18th Erica Harriss and her team followed the parade route through Glen Carbon in commemoration of the town's annual Homecoming festivities. Harriss, who lives in Glen Carbon, was excited to be a part of her community's parade and bring awareness to the importance of the upcoming campaign.

"My husband and I live in Glen Carbon and it is truly a wonderful place to raise a family. Our kids love it here and I have been proud to represent the village on the county board since 2016," Harriss said. "I wanted to bring our team out to the parade to show that I am always going to support Glen Carbon and help it thrive. The election in November is really about the future of the village and Illinois as a whole. Without major reforms, lower taxes, better support for police, and ethical leaders, I don't know if my children will be able to afford to live and work in this community."

The parade began on the east side of town, lining up at New Bethel United Methodist Church, passing the historic Yanda Log Cabin, and finished up at the old village hall, a structure that has stood atop a hill overlooking downtown since 1910. 

"Glen Carbon was founded as a mining town where men risked their lives in the dark to provide fuel for a growing economy. Now, our mining industry is facing extinction unless the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act is repealed. I'm here today to stand up for Southern Illinois energy workers, who will lose their jobs, and consumers who will be forced to pay more and more out of their paychecks just to heat and cool their homes," Erica stated.